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Tape ejects immdediately when I load tape.

When I load a tape it makes a ding tone and ejects immediately. It will not allow me to loan a cassette. I tried different tapes and fully charged batteries, checked for the tab on the cassette to be in the rigght position.
It was working fine recently, Prior to vacation we saw some lines on the screen so I used a head cleaner to correct problem. It worked great for a few days then it decided not to accept tapes anymore. can you help?

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  • monicahow Aug 24, 2008

    My camcorder will not allow me to load a tape. The take ejects immediately with the screen telling me to remove the tape. I've tried many different tapes, including tapes that previously worked fine. Any tape that I try to load is immediately ejected.

  • niyifat2001 Oct 19, 2008

    Just the same problem. I tried to clean the head becs its not playing nor recording too. Although, I have never clean it since I bought it. After the cleaning, it never accept any cassette at all whether new or old. What can be done to solve this please....

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I own a Sharp VL-Z1 DV video camera. I had this same problem and thought it was from using the ME Maxell tapes. I took the battery out of the unit and let it reset. Worked fine after that.

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