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Can't eject cassette

Hello. I got a message to eject my cassette, but couldn't. Canon said to send it to them but when they got it they said they no longer fix the Optura PI. Thank you, Morty Sklar

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SOURCE: Optura Pi is eating tapes

hi from what i understand by "eat" is that the coil is popped out what it means is that the coil leader is misplaced and letting it to run free out of place this can be fixed by you if you will find what had gone wrong in that path (broken pin, cog etc...) and glue it back or fix the missing element in place good luck

Posted on Apr 30, 2006

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SOURCE: Canon ZR900 cassette won't eject

I also found that I couldn't operate the camera in play mode. There is a section of the troubleshooting guide that says that the "The cassette compartment cover will not open or it stops halfway while you insert or remove a tape." According to the guide the solution is one of the following:

- Battery pack is exhausted. Replace or charge the battery pack (pg 17).
- Attach the battery pack correctly.
- Use the compact power adapter.

I removed the battery pack and unplugged the power adapter, then plugged in the power adapter/re-installed the battery pack and could get the camera to operate in play mode, but when I tried to eject the cassette the camera it would not only "not" eject the casstte but it also stopped operating in play mode. I'm going to try letting the battery charge to see if that helps.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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SOURCE: eject mechanism not functioning

Once when this happened to me, I took it to a repair shop and they said it just needed to be cleaned. (Optura PI tape won't eject)

    Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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    SOURCE: Tape won't eject on Canon Optura 20 MiniDV. About

    This can be caused by several problems including a defective eject switch in the cameras internal circuitry or a bad motor 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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    Posted on Jul 30, 2011

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    SOURCE: eject mechanism not functioning

    I too have same problem. The service people say that the whole deck has to be replaced which I do not believe. I think the pinch rollers have to be leaned and brake system to be adjusted/calibrated. The local mechanic would do that.

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