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Canon ntsc zr40 tape problem

Every time i put in a tape i get an error saying "eject tape" and the camera beeps a few times. when i eject the tape the actual tape comes out of the it leaving me to wind the tape back in the cassette. This used to happen about every 20 minutes of using the camera but now i cant even put a tape in and read it. any ideas?

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SOURCE: Message - eject cassette

I have exactly the same problem, please tell me if you have managed to resolve this and how. Thanks Jon

Posted on Mar 18, 2007

SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject

My camera did the exact same thing. I called Canon tech support and they advised to unplug power cord, remove large main battery, and remove smallbackup battery. The small back up battery is under a small door under the main backup battery. With everything disconnected, turn camera to "camera" and then to "vcr" and then to off. Wait a few seconds. Put everything back together and try to eject again. The tech said that resets all the mechanical parts. However, it did not work for me. They now want me to send it to them for a paid repair. I have done some research on the internet and this is a VERY commom problem and it usually costs about $150 to correct via Cannon. Many times the problem occurs again. I am very very frustrated. I pulled my camera out last night to get it ready as my wife is 9months into her pregnancy. Now, I have to send my camera away for 5-9 days. Really really upset.

Posted on May 29, 2007

SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject

Ihatecanon, Tried the steps you provided above with no luck. Then decided to gently smack the camera twice on the right-top side of the tape compartment. It freaking worked the first time. Got this idea by watching Eric Cartman on South Park... No, really. I read about this in another forum. It's a quick $150 back in your pocket. Just think. You sent the camera to their tech guys and paid them 150 to SMACK-IT :)

Posted on Sep 29, 2007

SOURCE: cassette loading error 31:23

I have had this same problem several times. In all cases the problem has been a tape that has been run at the very end of it's lenght and it is too tighten. I loose the tape manually just a bit and it helps. Just be careful not to leave the tape too loose.

For loosing the tape you have to push the lock button with e.g. a pen and while doing that just take the tape out just a bit. Tape should be left at the level it was. It must not look like a loosen tape. If you get it out too much, just roll it back by twisting the reel again while pushing the lock button down.

To be able to loose the tape you of course need to open the protective lid first. For this there is a separate lock switch at the side of the cassette.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

SOURCE: Canon MV800i tape would not eject.

Put pedalfoot in camera, shake vigorously.

Posted on May 13, 2008

SOURCE: Tape wont play or eject.

i just read about this c:31:22 problem while looking for a solution to another problem I am having. Someone suggested removing the battery, switching the camera to the "camera" setting, and then turn it off, put the batter back in and it should work. Good luck.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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