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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, WITH OUT A TAPE THE COMPARTMENT CLOSES WITH NO PROBLEM. A POSSIBLE SOLUTION?

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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."

  • pdecarlis May 30, 2011

    Both my daughter and I have ZR300's and both had the same problem. Three slaps fixed both cameras.

    Many thanks. Pat and Danis

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