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Cassette will not eject (panasonic nv ds77)

Used this to record a short piece of video this morning which seemed to work fine but then would not replay. Screen now black except for battery level and 'F 03'. Tape will not eject when open/eject button used. Power light flashes.

Please help, there is irreplaceable footage of my baby son on that tape!

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Ihatecanon, Tried the steps you provided above with no luck. Then decided to gently smack the camera twice on the right-top side of the tape compartment. It freaking worked the first time. Got this idea by watching Eric Cartman on South Park... No, really. I read about this in another forum. It's a quick $150 back in your pocket. Just think. You sent the camera to their tech guys and paid them 150 to SMACK-IT :)

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Defective mechanism, a stucked mechanism is present. camcorder are smart it can detects error and shuts down itself for safety. earlier models dominoes the defect if the user is not quick enough to react when something goes wrong with the camera. You need professional service to fix it. Check your tapes carefully, most cause of this trouble are due to defective tapes, especially sony brand, I recommend you use TDK tapes.
never force open any unit, it will only make things worst!!! [;0)

Posted on Nov 06, 2007

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I have been having the similar problem. Try switching the power to off and then eject the tape in the off position. My finally ejected.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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It sounds that what's happened is your idler wheel is slipping or even your main drive belt.
When you loaded the tape it was taken by tape guides around the video drum. When you pressed eject the tape guides returned to their proper places but the tape stayedin a loop around the mechanism because the take up spool had no drive to pull the tape back into the cassette. When you've tried to pull the cassette out of the camera that loop of tape has snagged on part of the mechanism and that's what is stopping the cassette from being removed. I'm afraid the tape would be damaged at that spot so you may as well simply snip it with a pair of long bladed scissors and the cassette will pull straight out.
What is then required is either the drive belt changed or the idler wheel assembly changed. Either way a service center will be required unless yourself or a friend is able to buy the parts (not expensive) and do the work required.

Good luck

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