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Powers off When I try to play back a tape of something I've recorded, the camera shuts off. The rewind engages, then nothing, then the unit shuts off. Is it hopeless?

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Re: Powers off

The capstan motor of the camera is not running that why the power display is blinking and when you eject the tape there a portion of the ribbon that is a poor connection of the capstan motor to the main board of the camera...

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Recorded something last night. This morning turned on camera, tried to rewind tape and " Remove the Cassette" comes on the screen. Cassette will not rewind, play or do anything. Have tried a...

This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly, a defective clutch in the take-up spool or a faulty rotary mode switch. This will require disassembling the camera to repair and can be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Has error

It's a supply reel fault. I kid you not, the cure is to give it a REASONABLY FORCEFUL open-handed slap on the tape side. it may take a couple of tries but it works about 95% of the time.

Dec 03, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV308 Camcorder

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I have not used my handycam for a few months, and now it does not record. Push rec button and nothing happens .The camera will take pics rewind,fast foreward and play but push record and nothing.

The camera wont go in record mode if the tape protection tab is over hole on rear of cass tape, maybe you ought to buy new tape and try again, very little goes wrong on those cameras my friend, there is nothing on market as good these days I can tell you.

Jun 15, 2010 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV460 Digital Camcorder

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When playback of tape, fuzzy, not clear picture, or blue screen with sounds

try rewinding the tape and play it from the beginning.if still the same,video heads may be dirty and needs to be clean.i recommend you use a dry head cleaning tape.after which reinsert tape and play it again.if issue persists use a diff tape with previous recordings.if still no go,use new tape and try recording on it,play it back and check.if still the same your unit will require service.thanks:) hope this help.

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Canon camocorder thick gray lines on ever recording

Canon support was of no help. They ****! To fix the problem this is what I figured out.

  1. Before you start filming what you want record or just advance the tape 10 secs or so.
  2. Record/ video whatever you planned.
  3. Now when the thick grey lines come up on play back don't freak out.
  4. Simply rewind the tape to the beginning and record briefly in the blank portion at the beginning (careful not to tape too long as to tape over your intended recording).
  5. Rewind and play the thick grey lines should now be gone.
How did I figure this out just a fluke. No cleaning, no spray pretty simple. At first did not understand it but it works EVERYTIME for me. I'll deal with it until I get around to buying a new HD video camera and it won't be a Canon. Hope this helps.

Jan 13, 2008 | Canon ZR100 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Will not record or play back.

the head may be dirty, try cleaning the head with a cleaner tape and try recording again.

Oct 23, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV340 Digital Camcorder

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Cleaning the camera

hi, just insert a brand new dv tape and let it record for 10 min.. rewind back to 5 min and start playing and do a repeated ff and rw you can see the black lines slowly going off.. all the best my friend sreejith

Jul 08, 2007 | JVC Cybercam GR-DVP7 Mini DV Digital...

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Will not play back

Usually if there is no impact injury involved or nagging intermittent past problems, you probably have a head cleaning issue. Try a dry type (reccomended) cleaning tape. Should be able to purchase at Best Buy or similar store. Good luck, magic seadog

Jun 10, 2007 | JVC Cybercam GR-DVL805 Mini DV Digital...

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Has error

Take the battery out and turn selection switch to camera and then turn it off. Put the battery back in and its working again.
if that doesn't work try
Try smacking the side of the camera relatively hard with the palm of your hand. Eject the tape and reinsert. You may need to do this a couple of times.

Dec 24, 2006 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV308 Camcorder

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All of a sudden some of my tapes will not playback and others will??

I have been experiencing the same problem with my Panasonic PV-GS120. I don't know the root cause or real solution, but I found if I keep playing the tape, rewind->play->rewind->play, eventually I would get the image back normal. I think I would try to clean up header with a header cleaner to see if it helps or not. If not, I plan to submit a request to Panasonic support to check out possible solution. Good luck.

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