Question about JVC Cybercam GR-D70 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I cannot get the tape out. The mechanism come up correctly, but I can only pull the tape out about 1/2 inch.
As Mark correctly points out the tape has probably got caught in the mechanism, If its not coming free, cut the tape, Its damaged anyway and shouldn't be used. and it should slip out of the camera easily, Just pulling it may cause expensive damage to the heads.
Also be consider it may happen again as this will happen if the take up clutch is worn or there is something sticky got into the mechanism off a tape or through spillage, it would be wise to get the camera serviced or at least use a unimportant tape to thoroughly test the camera before using again.
if you decide to test...
Look through the tape window you may see that the right hand spool isn't turning, the most likely problem is the idler assembly or take up clutch needs replacing.
But if the take up spool is going backwards there may be something sticky on the capstan or pinch roller, cleaning both with isopropyl alcohol (as a cleaning tape wont work) should help but I would recommend having the whole tape path cleaned, this will involve removing the cameras cover
post a note if you MUST recover the recording, its possible but not recommended and must be done with great care
Posted on May 26, 2008
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