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"Reinsert the Cassette"

Hey guys, I lent my camera to a friend about a week ago and he accidentally dropped it on the floor from about desk height. Now when I play videos and sometimes record the camera stops what it's doing and tells me to reinsert the cassette. When I do the cassette holder kind of grinds against the inside of the camera, and sometimes stops altogether until it pops out again and I have to try again. Any way to fix this myself, and/or would it be better to repair or get a new camera? Thanks!

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  • mrcds413 Oct 16, 2008

    The recorder said it needed the heads cleaned. I cleaned the heads and after that I haven't been able to put a tape in. It keeps stating "reinsert cassette tape" how frustrating. No clue where to take it to get fixed in the harrisburg, pa area or if it is even worth getting fixed.

    thank you...

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If the warranty is no longer valid, try to identify what part of the camera is being scraped, then gently bend it back into place. There are a lot of thin metal shields inside the camera that could easily have been dented. I would strongly suggest a repair, as it is a very simple problem that can be easily fixed by moderately skilled hands.

Usually when I got that error message, I would take out the cassette, close it up, take off the battery, and smack it really hard a couple of times. It sounds odd, but it comes from a sony technician. It's the perfect temporary fix.

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