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Cassette ejection and loading mechanism is jammed

Small screw came out but cannot remove or load video tape - JVC GR-D 33-U

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    same problem as described.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2008

    dvd won't eject

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    Yip... Loaded a new casstette and the mechanism jammed up.. Will cost apparently 1 third of the price to purchase a new one.. Please if it can be repaired as it is out of warrenty.... HELP... cant afford to fix and cant afford a new one....

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2008

    Same problem, tape loading mechanism is jammed

  • Tip5 Apr 20, 2008

    8 mm casette does not eject. When pressing "eject" button, system raises about 1/4" and then returns to original position.

  • scittman Aug 16, 2008

    Some problem but also now the unit will not power up; is there an internal fuse?


    mikejhusk@yahoo.co.uk


  • kim5158 Nov 26, 2008

    cassette holding mechanism is jammed. it wont close so that you can use the cam corder



  • BjornL Dec 14, 2008

    Yes I have the same problem,

    Does someone have a repair manual for this camcoder, Panasonic PV-DV953D

  • dhaze Dec 17, 2008

    I have an error message that states "Safe Mode, eject tape and reinsert", but the tape mechanism won't open.

  • bobsreviews Jan 05, 2009

    the tape won't go down & close.

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009



    JVC GR-D270US Mini DV Digital Camcorder

  • kleiner nick Mar 06, 2009

    Obviously this is a - worldwide? - problem, occuring now, after some excelent years (bought XII 2005) of undoubtably perfect usage of the Canon MV 830i. Is it a) the software of the camera itself, b) a mechanical trouble hopefully to shoot!?! -- I cannot close the cassette - let's say - case when a cassette is in it. On the monitor is written: "Protection of the cassette is on (or something like that)." and "Remove cassette". -- As soon as I remove the cassette, the case can be closed as easy as ever.



    Nun in deutscher Sprache: Offenbar liegt beim CamCorder MV830i folgender Defekt vor: Sobald ich eine Kassette ins Gerät lege, ertönt ein Piesgeräusch und es kommt eine Fehlermeldung à la: "Kassette ist geschützt" oder "Kassette herausnehmen". Das Gerät lässt sich nicht schließen. Sobald ich die Kassette entferne lässt sich das Kassetteneinschubfach anstandslos schließen.



    Sachdienliche Hinweise bitte posten, danke! (Wien, 6.3.2009)



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SOURCE: Tape won't load

Was having a similar problem but the tape would not even partially load. Spent several hours, over the course of several days trying to figure how to fix this and found the following solution to a similar problem on this site. I tried it as a last resort...it worked! Now I just need to figure out what to tell my wife when she asks me "how" I fixed the camera???? Here is what I did...I allowed the mechanism to close without a tape inserted (the only way it WOULD close), gave it a solid - but gentle - whack on the tape side of the camcorder with the palm of my hand...sort of like burping a baby. I said a little prayer to the saint of hopeless causes (St. Jude Thaddeus)...slid the open/eject button, opened the door, slid a tape in, gently pushed it down (where it says "push") and ...the mechanism closed!!! Not sure if the "fix" will last but we'll see and report back if the problem crops up again.

Posted on Jun 20, 2007

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SOURCE: GR-DV2000 tape jammed. Ejector mechanism whirrs in

its look like if the mode switch or sensor
are defective you may go to your repair shop
its not a big job fora qualify technicien.

Posted on Feb 24, 2010

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SOURCE: loading tapes

Sony HDR models that the carriage won't close is caused by the mode switch on the chassis. The mode switch controls the cameras function for loading and loading of the cassette. Basically tells the electronics what is happening. This becomes dirty and causes the chassis not to complete it's cycle on eject. Thus staying open. It has no idea where the mechanism is at this time. It can be cleaned and realigned but the chassis needs to be removed to get at it. Definitely a service depot repair. Sorry!

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