Question about Canon XL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My XL2 doesn't recognize the tape when inserted. The red tape icon flashes in the viewing screen and non of the transport controls as a result are operable. I've heard that you should keep to the same brand of tape, and that the XL2 are prone to this sort of problem. The tape being used has worked in the machine but was leht in situ for approx. six weeks. Any adice?
Does this occur with this one specific tape?
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
This might sound obvious, but did you make sure that you pushed in the
"inner" tape compartment before closing the outer one? If you put the
tape in and then only close the outer compartment cover, then it can't
recognize the tape.
i have read once that the XL2 tape carriage was designed with the Panasonic tape in mind.
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.
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