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My canon zr300 mini dv camcorder keeps ejecting tapes, can't get a tape in to record or anything
our MV800 was doing the the same so i "accidentally" dropped it (i got a bit frustrated and it was out of warranty) and now it works fine. please note it dropped about half a meter on carpeted floor while it was off.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008
The solution for this required sending it to Canon factory service. I was very reluctant to do this because I've heard horror stories about Canon service, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. The total cost was only about $65 and the shipping and service turn around time was amazingly fast. I was expecting weeks to go by. If memory serves me right I shipped it and received it back in less than 2 weeks.
This is a known problem with Canon and would be covered under warranty if your time hasn't run out.
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
The same problem I have. The ZR300 would not load the tape. I went to Canon Service Center, they charge me PHP7,500 for replacement of recording unit. This is crazy because a brand new unit of ZR900, a new model, costs around PHP10,00.00 only. They suggested that I trade-in my old ZR300 with a new unit but the trade-in value is only PHP1,500. They people at Canon must be making money out of this trade-in procedure. They refuse the repair because they can make more money for the trade-in because they can sell our old unit for a good price. My humble opinion.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
Close the empty tape drawer and allow it to fully close. If it does not close automatically with the drawer empty (no tape in it) then you have some other problem. Once its closed, open the viewing screen and turn the camera to play or camera mode. At this point it should give you an error such as "condensation has been detected" followed by beeps and lights.
The manual states that "A cassette cannot be loaded when condensation is detected". So don't try dropping your camcorder! It most likely won't fix it.
The manual says the fix is to open the drawer and let it dry out for an hour and then the error should go away. It says to wait another hour (2 hours total) before using.
If it does not go away then you'll most likely need to send it in for repair.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
This just happened to us with a Sony DCR-PC100. Checked tape, tried clean A/C power, made sure record tab on tape correct. We hit the reset button and so far the issue is resolved.
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
Please help anyone there bout my canonZR300 mechanism problem drag rail damage tape wont eject. I put in the hand of canon svc centre the cost is very high its bout php7,400. Can I work it by myself? What should I do? Where can I find a cheaper mechanism?
Posted on Sep 25, 2008
Click "EJECT" BUTTON.ALLOW THE CAM TO OPEN FULLY.THEN U CAN REMOVE OR ADD TAPE.
Posted on Feb 07, 2008
SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes
If warranty has not expired take it to an authorized service shop. It needs special tools and experience to dismantle and inspect belts or gears condition by yourself.
Posted on Apr 30, 2008
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