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Canon MV800i Cassette won't load!

My Camcorder was charging as per usual - i went to use it and a message appeared on the screen saying REMOVE CASSETTE! so that what i did. Only prob is that now it won't load any cassettes at all, but if you close the cassette compartment it closes happilly. In the manual it tells you just to unload the original cassette and then re load!! Well this doesn't work!! It is like it doesnt like the cassette but its the same ones I have used for eva - have tried new ones too!!

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  • bellemou Aug 13, 2008

    cassettes not loading inside the carrage plz solve the problem

  • krisrue Sep 25, 2008

    I have a similar prob but the tape will load but camera makes a high pitched noise that kind of sounds like a bird cheeping.

    the tape goes in and out ok but won't "engage" or play.



    Thanks for any help you can give

  • krusemicki Nov 10, 2008

    I've got more or less the same problem. My Camera wasn't charging but just lay in a draw without a tape inside. One day I needed the camera and the problem started. 
    I don't want to spend a fortune on repairs by a pro (esti to have a pro LOOK at it 80 euro)


    Help pls. head my way


    Micki

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SOURCE: canon zr200 cassette loading

reading other threads here the soloution that works, yes for real, slap it on the tape side (closed) a few times then try to reload the tape, if it doesn't work the first time, close it and try slaping a few more times. I had to do it a few times but it does work.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Cassette Compartment on my Canon MV800i will not close to play tape

hello

Posted on Mar 08, 2008

SOURCE: Canon MV800i tape would not eject.

Put pedalfoot in camera, shake vigorously.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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SOURCE: Canon ZR900 cassette won't eject

you could hit like the method for if a canon won't let you put in a cassette but i don't know if that will work. just hit it on the non screen side a few times and in theory it should work.

if nothing it will get rid of stress

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

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SOURCE: I can't eject cassette from my Canon MV800i

Hi,
The mechanical of the tape loading path is misaligned, Contact any expert for mechanical adjustment of the tape loading path, No worries it will work fine again, and this would not be expensive.
Thanks for using fixya.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: loading tapes

Sony HDR models that the carriage won't close is caused by the mode switch on the chassis. The mode switch controls the cameras function for loading and loading of the cassette. Basically tells the electronics what is happening. This becomes dirty and causes the chassis not to complete it's cycle on eject. Thus staying open. It has no idea where the mechanism is at this time. It can be cleaned and realigned but the chassis needs to be removed to get at it. Definitely a service depot repair. Sorry!

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Hi,
The mechanical of the tape loading path is misaligned, Contact any expert for mechanical adjustment of the tape loading path, No worries it will work fine again, and this would not be expensive.
Thanks for using fixya.

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