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Caught in a sand storm. Camera commands "Remove cassette" told to unload cassette and replace. Same command presented, even with a brand new cassette.

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  • pjdltmartin Apr 25, 2010

    Many thanks for the prompt reply. Can this be a home cleaning task? Our nearest camera dealer willing to clean is 100 miles away and wants £120 up front, half the cost of the camcorder.



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It sounds sand particles are causing problem when camcorder mechanism attempts to load tape threading around video head and got failed.
Local camera repair shop will clean/ service its mechanism and problem will be solved.
Hope this info will help you.

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    Shahid Electronics Apr 25, 2010

    Many thanks for the prompt reply. Can this be a home cleaning task? Our
    nearest camera dealer willing to clean is 100 miles away and wants £120
    up front, half the cost of the camcorder.

    It depends on your expertise/ skills as if you can take apart camcorder properly then go to mechanism and clean rail area where two guides slides towards video head (drum)
    Service manual would be helpful to disassemble camcorder and it might be available HERE to download copy for small fee, just put model number of your camcorder there to find out.



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