Question about Canon Elura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My Canon Elura 60 had the same zoom problem as the all others had. It just zoomed itself to maximum. I had to hold the zoom button to keep the position. Sometimes, it fixed by itself. Next time when I use it, the problem came back again. Randomly!. It seems that this is a very common problem for this family of camcorder elura 60, 65, 70... My comcorder is almost three years. Forget about Canon, buy another brand to replace.
Guys, so weird but on another site it offered this suggestion: banged the base of your camera against something hard and it will become unstuck. So bang the base of your camera against something hard and it will work again, at least it works like it did but not sure for how long. Good luck. I can't believe that worked. Give it a try. I didnt hit it too hard either.
Posted on Sep 21, 2008
I tried the banging the sides but just against my hand and it freakin' worked. I can't believe a solution this stupid is the actual fix. Anyone who is reading this must know that I do not advocate anyone including myself hitting their sensitive equipment but lets face it, the camera was not working and would just sit. So I figured, what the heck do I have to lose? I works, and you do not have to hit it very hard at all. My camera has been working great ever since. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO POSTED THIS CRAZY TECHNIQUE.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
I wonder how many repair shops have made a killing out of people that had this problem? Tapping the bottom actually works. Thanks for the advise!
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
Unbelievable! I slighlty tapped the base on my desk (wood) and it worked. If the zoom indicator appears in the view finder, that means it is not working. When I tapped it slightly on my desk it disappeared, and the zoom began working.
Posted on Nov 15, 2009
Yes the hit on my desk fix mine too.
Posted on May 28, 2009
My dad banged it against his leg after reading leonas suggestion, genius it worked
Posted on Jul 19, 2009
It really really works!!! Just with the base against my palm and hit three
time, the problem disappeared. So weird. (Remove tape and battery first
as somebody suggested)
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
Wow, this is wild. I recently turned my Elura 80 on for the first time in about a year. The camera took a good amount of time to zoom all the way out, and once I let go of the zoom, it would automatically zoom back in. I thought it was perhaps a setting on the camera until I researched it and came across this forum. When I read of people banging it against books or dropping it on the floor, I laughed it off, until I got frustrated enough to try it myself. Let me tell you- I took out the tape, turned off the camera and hit both sides as well as the bottom against a book. After turning the camera back on within SECONDS the problem was fixed. Good to know! My camera is fine after hitting it, and in perfect working condition.
Posted on May 17, 2009
Amazing! Banging on the base lightly (not too hard) actually freed it up and it seems to work. Thanks all.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Can't believe it, but following the advice here, I just gave it a good slap it on its base with the palm of my hand after removing the tape and battery and it worked. Thanks all!
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
I try to find out why it need to be shaked like that, I thought that it was a bad contact ? but I'm not sure. What canon has to say about that ?
Posted on Sep 19, 2012
IF YOU KNCK HARD ON THE BASE OT THIS PIEACE OF SH-T IT SEEMS TO WORK. IT WORK FOR ME.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
I too have the same issue on mine. Maybe you don't have the eject tape issue like I do. I concur with your assessment, don't buy any Canon Products in the future.
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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I contacted Canon about this same issue in my Elura 65, and they said to send it to them, they would have their techs investigate the cause and then contact me with the costs to make the repairs. They said that if I didn't want them to repair the problem, after I found out the cost, that they would reassemble the camera and send it back.
Mine is out of warranty, even with buying it at Costco, who doubles the warranty time. In my researching the problem, I have found another person with the same problem who had it repaired for something like $175. I will weigh that against purchasing a newer model.
Someone else did reccommend wacking in on the top a few times, shutting if off and turning it back on, and that would often fix the problem. I don't want to take the chance of ruining an important shot that may not come around again, by having to Indian Leg Wrestle my camera to get it to work. Best wishes.
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