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Can you erase the tape on a canon zr40 digital video camera so i can start over

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You don't have to erase the tape, just rewind and start recording over existing video.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

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I have the same problem with my zr200, its driving me nuts!!!
Everything looks and seems fine. Without a tape it works perfectly. With a tape it wont retract and it says to remove the tape. It just started out of the blue, no warning.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Chances are it is in need of a major cleaning. Usually by the time this happens the cleaning tape will do no good. A good internal cleaning is usually the only thing that will help it........Has it been droped? If it has then you could need repairs

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The way I can get a tape unjammed on my Sony camera is to remove the battery, plug the camera into the AC charger that is plugged into the wall outlet. Then power the camera on, wait a few seconds. Then unplug the charger from the outlet, wait a few more seconds (camera still in "on" position) and then plug it back in. I have used this method at least 3 times to get the camera to release the tape and finally eject. However, the tape is usually pulled or stretched and I use a small flat head screwdriver to wind the tape back in, but expect that portion of the video to be ruined.

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This is caused by problems with the mechanism. There should be an indicator on the LCD screen when this happens. If the indicator shows a teardrop, it means the unit thinks it has moisture (dew sensor).
The most likely fault is a defective capstan motor, the motor that moves the tape through the camera. Time for a Canon service center.

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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