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This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


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How do I load the tape


I see your picture of a cassette player. Guess you are referring to that. (tapes also come in reel-to-reel, and 8-track). Just push the "EJECT" button (power may need to be applied to some units for the eject button to work). The tape slot will open. Insert tape with exposed tape on the "head" side of the opening, usually the heads are on the bottom of the slot.. You can't put it in any other way and have the door close. The "door" that opens has guides for you to slide the tape into. The side you want to listen to should face you. Either manually close the tape compartment or push the close button (depending on model). If the door doesn't close, you put it in upside down. Push play and enjoy.

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I have a sony cassette deck tc fx44. If I try to insert a cassette am unable to close the door. The door closes just fine without a cassette


Sometimes the tape sensors or record sensor gets bent or out of place so the door wont shut. Look for something like that.

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Tape door won't open or close to release tape


Sony Handycam CCD-TRV58 Hi-8 Analog Camcorder
1. Per the manual on esupport.sony.com
- if the power is disconnected door won't open, and if the battery is the dead the door won't open.
Plug it in and hopefully you can get the tape out.

Did this work?

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My VCR/DVD combo wont play a VHS tape when inserted. Each time I insert a VHS tape, it shoots it right back out and sometimes unravels the tape around the apparatuses inside the VCR. It won't reco


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big problem with sony as you can see im a pro tech but had the same fault with mine. and it broke my heart 4 weeks old and sony dont give a dam ironicly a mate told me slam my fist under the bottom and it will close after hrs of trying to fix it i took his stupid advice and after many hits it closed and worked great for a few weeks

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Won't except tape...door will not close when a tape is inserted..door will close with no tape..any idea where to get repair and cost? Thanks


This is usually caused by a defective component in the tape detection circuitry and will require disassembling the camera to repair. This can usually be done fairly inexpensively. However, it's not really a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .

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The door those not close when I put a cassette in it. I closes normaly without a tape. Does anybody know this problem ?


alot of cassette tape deck doors actually come off, they clip onto the inner door assembly, if the outer part isnt clipped on correctly, it may shut without a tape, but not with a tape inserted, try to see if the outer door is clipped on there correctly, jim d

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My F4280 has blinking on light and blinking cartridge lights and the letter "E" in the Start Copy window, cannot scan or make copies but printer part works. Message in desktop says "Scanner Failure" but...


The product uses various combinations of flashing lights to indicate its current status.

  1. Turn off the product.
  2. Disconnect the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  3. Wait 60 seconds.
  4. Reconnect the power cord to the electrical outlet.
  5. Turn on the product
Issue

The Check cartridge light is blinking. Cause one

The cartridge door is open.

Solution one

Make sure that the cartridge door has been completely closed. Cause two

The cartridge is missing or not seated correctly.

Solution two

Insert the cartridge by sliding it forward into the slot correctly. Cause three

The tape was not removed from the cartridge.

Solution three

Make sure that the plastic tape has been removed before inserting the cartridge into its slot. Cause four

The cartridge is not intended for use in this product.
Issue

The Check cartridge light is blinking. Cause one

The cartridge door is open.

Solution one

Make sure that the cartridge door has been completely closed. Cause two

The cartridge is missing or not seated correctly.

Solution two

Insert the cartridge by sliding it forward into the slot correctly. Cause three

The tape was not removed from the cartridge.

Solution three

Make sure that the plastic tape has been removed before inserting the cartridge into its slot. Cause four

The cartridge is not intended for use in this product.
Issue

The Check cartridge light is blinking. Cause one

The cartridge door is open.

Solution one

Make sure that the cartridge door has been completely closed. Cause two

The cartridge is missing or not seated correctly.

Solution two

Insert the cartridge by sliding it forward into the slot correctly. Cause three

The tape was not removed from the cartridge.

Solution three

Make sure that the plastic tape has been removed before inserting the cartridge into its slot. Cause four

The cartridge is not intended for use in this product.
Issue

The Check cartridge light is blinking. Cause one

The cartridge door is open.

Solution one

Make sure that the cartridge door has been completely closed. Cause two

The cartridge is missing or not seated correctly.

Solution two

Insert the cartridge by sliding it forward into the slot correctly. Cause three

The tape was not removed from the cartridge.

Solution three

Make sure that the plastic tape has been removed before inserting the cartridge into its slot. Cause four

The cartridge is not intended for use in this product.

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Sony video8 won't accept tape (door won't finish closing)


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I have the same problem as gskillman
Sony says it qualifies for a fla rate repair -- $201 plus taxes!!! Say what? This camera is only a couople of years old and has hardly ever been used.

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"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

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