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Will not eject mini dv tape

My camera will not eject the mini dv tape.

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I had the same problem. I cycled through the eject process until it finally gave me back my tape. I had to send it back to have the tape carriage replaced

Posted on May 11, 2010

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SOURCE: "No Tape" on Samsung SC-D353 Mini DV

BAD TAPE TRANSPORT PROBLEM NEED TO SEND TO SAMSUNG FOR REPAIR.. THEY ARE CRAZY SO U MIGHT WONT TO CALL ME 717 733 3543

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

SOURCE: Canon Elura 100 won't eject tape

I have been having the similar problem. Try switching the power to off and then eject the tape in the off position. My finally ejected.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes

The solution for this required sending it to Canon factory service. I was very reluctant to do this because I've heard horror stories about Canon service, but I was actually pleasantly surprised. The total cost was only about $65 and the shipping and service turn around time was amazingly fast. I was expecting weeks to go by. If memory serves me right I shipped it and received it back in less than 2 weeks.

This is a known problem with Canon and would be covered under warranty if your time hasn't run out.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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Posted on Jan 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Canon ZR300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder THE MINI DV

I know this is going to sound strange. I had the same issue with my ZR300. When you insert a tape and close the mechinism you hear the tape whirl then it pops open and chimes. I found a solution online and thought it was to good to be true. It said to hold the camcorder in your left hand with the right side up (the opposite side of the fold out viewer). You then hit the camcorder , not real hard like slapping something. Open the door and insert the tape and WHAM! It loaded fine. Eight people had tried it according to the review and all eight people had success. I was skeptical but it works! Don't hit it so hard you break it. I did mine twice before it worked but it works everytime now. Trust me just try it and it will work.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010

Testimonial: "AMAZING IT WORKS!!! TAPE IS IN AND I'M RECORDING GREAT!!! THANK YOU."

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