Question about Video Cameras
I bought a new Canon ZR-800 Mini DV Camcorder and the video cassette is stuck in the camera and won't eject. I suspect the tape is caught. How can I eject the tape without damaging the camera?
Happened to me too.. only with a sharp vl z3. It happened to me because it was filming while the battery ran out so the film is still in the camera!!! noooo!!! dang it!
Posted on Nov 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The way I can get a tape unjammed on my Sony camera is to remove the battery, plug the camera into the AC charger that is plugged into the wall outlet. Then power the camera on, wait a few seconds. Then unplug the charger from the outlet, wait a few more seconds (camera still in "on" position) and then plug it back in. I have used this method at least 3 times to get the camera to release the tape and finally eject. However, the tape is usually pulled or stretched and I use a small flat head screwdriver to wind the tape back in, but expect that portion of the video to be ruined.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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