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Canon MV730i camcorder, tape keeps ejecting.

I used my camcorder a week ago and it was fine, on Saturday my daughters Birthday (of all days), I turned it on and the battery was virtually empty, strange as it had been at least half full, I changed the battery and then it showed please eject tape , I did so but now it will not take the tape in, it dings a few times when you close the first cover then the door opens again,if I try it without a tape the first door closes and then it retracts into the camcorder fine, it will just not do it with a tape. I have e mailed canon who say it is sounds like it may be a hardware problem and take it for repair?. It is approx only about 2 1/2 years old and only prob so far with it, I wonder how much this will cost or if I can do anything myself to fix it, am I better off biting the bullet and getting another , bit of an expensive 2 1/2 years use though if I just dump it, any ideas? anybody had this with another make of camcorder and what did they do?

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  • MontseBru Jan 01, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. The tape keeps ejecting.
    I´m not near a Canon service and I´m travelling, on an assignment.
    Anyone knows how to self solve the problem?
    I have to use the camera.


  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    I have the same problem. It did this a few weeks ago. I left it alone then it worked but smae problem has cropped up again. I can not see any physcial reason why it is doing this.

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