Question about Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder

3 Answers

Sony Video 8 TRV30E Handycam keeps ejecting tapes

I have a Sony Video 8 TRV30E that everytime I insert a tape and close the door, it does a whiring sound and then ejects the tape. I've tried several tapes and the same thing happens. The tapes seem okay each time so at least the camera is not chewing them up

Posted by on

  • pounder40 Sep 16, 2008

    I read somewhere else to give it a few gentle whacks so I tried it and it worked. Thanks anyway for your reply. The camera had not been turned on for a while so that's maybe that's why the problem occurred. It works perfectly now.

×

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 64 Answers

The real reason this is happening is the spinning heads can not equalise, either with a preset speed or match the speed of the recorded media and so it ejects the tape as being incompatible.
DO NOT SMACK IT.
As I have done this in frustration and to just get the camera working, the mechanism inside these Sony cameras is so delicate and on such a soft-metal base plate, that the plate bends and is likely to be the cause of the problem in the first place (a small knock in the bag etc - you know where it says on the tape cover to 'press here' and in the instructions it says "do not press elsewhere on the cover" thats why, it's delicate).
Before you damage that camera and loose the ability to adjust/correct the speed of the heads all together, I would strongly suggest you take it in for repairs to a very reputable technician.
NOTE:: If your speed is wrong now and it is fixed, all that you have taped on the wrong speed may not be playable when you get it back - backup/copy all your compact (8mm) tapes to your computer/DVD/VHS anything.
You rated one off-the-cuff response - I hope you find it good to rate mine and I'd really like to here how you went. Please post a comment here so we know you're good.

**.The best way to acknowledge contribution is to rate it's relevance.**

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

I was having the same problem. I just gave it a few gentle smacks from every angle possible and it quit acting up.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 319 Answers

Unit has loader problems, have it serviced

Posted on Aug 14, 2008

  • jonny8 Mar 28, 2011

    My Hi8 analogue camcorder was stuck in the eject position. I was going to purchase another second hand one so that I can copy the old tapes on to digital; then I saw these posts. I certainly wasn't going to pay for a service, so I tried a few light whacks, as suggested. My wife later told me she thought I was losing it. Hitting the old TV might have worked, but not modern electronic equipment. But it worked! The camcorder works fine.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Sony CCD FX500E ejects tapes


Mechanical fault. Contact any service technician; or the authorized service centre for Sony. Electro help

Nov 29, 2014 | Sony Video Cameras

1 Answer

Jammed by putting tape in upside down


Take off the battery on the camcorder. Insert the battery and at the SAME time, push the power and the eject to see if this resets the camcorder so it will eject. If this does not work, I'm afraid the unit will need to be taken apart and removed manual. Good Luck

Jun 25, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37 Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon ZR300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder THE MINI DV TAPE IT DOES NOT GO INSIDE THE CAMERA, SOUND LIKE IS GOING BUT IS EJECTED WITH A AUDIO WARNING AND IN THE VIEWFINDER SAY REMOVE THE TAPE AND A X APPEARS,...


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.

Nov 03, 2010 | Canon ZR300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony Handycam CCD-TR64 cassette door won't close


Common problem with this mechanism. In order to fix the problem you will have to replace part called CHASSIS LS. Expensive repair, probably not worth the effort.

Dec 04, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TR64 Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon es55 video camera. Everytime I put a tape in, it ejects it. If I take the tape out, and close the door,it will will automatically close and stay closed


Everytime I put a tape in, it ejects it. If I take the tape out, and close the door,it will will automatically close and stay closed

Nov 21, 2009 | Canon ES970 Camcorder

1 Answer

Sony Digital 8 will not load Tape; error 31:40


I just replied your question, Please click HERE to check it.

Jan 17, 2009 | Sony DCR-TRV285E Digital-8 Digital...

2 Answers

Canon ZR85


THE COMPARTMENT IS OF TRACK THIS WILL NEED REPAIR SORRY THIS IS ALOT OF MONEY

Feb 02, 2008 | Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Horizontal bars on playback plus sometimes no recorded picture


Not a solution sorry, but just to note that I have the same problem on TRV30e. It's intermittant an relatively rare, so haven't bothered getting it fixed. Seems related to certain types of DV tapes - if I change tape the problem often goes away.

Oct 28, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV30E Mini DV Digital...

5 Answers

"Re-attach the power source" but tape is stuck, door open


I had the same problem. First, depress the reset button, located on the camera body (where the LCD screen closes over it). It is hard to see at first. It is important that the camera be set to the OFF position. When the camera is whirring after the reset, then hit the EJECT button so the tape comes out. Take the tape out and insert it back. That's it. My camcorder worked fine and let me record or plaback once I followed those steps.

Vic

Aug 22, 2007 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Camera won't accept tape


tape senors is bad or have a bad tape

Jul 31, 2007 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV308 Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam CCD-TRV68 Camcorder Logo

890 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Larry Stiles
Larry Stiles

Level 2 Expert

286 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98914 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...