Canon ZR70 MC Mini Digital Video Camcorder...Not ejecting
I am not able to insert a tape because it is not fully ejecting. When I open/eject the outer part, it moves out, but then the flap doesn't open for you to be able to insert the tape. Please help! I'm having a baby next week and want to take video (not of the birth) of the baby's first day.
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Re: Canon ZR70 MC Mini Digital Video Camcorder...Not...
Typically, the problems of this sort tend to be one of a mechanical nature; In other words, the case may be bent, causing this problem. Does the machine make a "motor noise" as the well opens? And then makes a "binding noise" before coming to rest? This would be a definite cause for your dillema, and a camera shop visit would be in order, unless you have some mechanical aptitude....accordiaman
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When ejecting the tape you must hold the eject switch down for a full second. There are two stages to the eject process just as there are with the insertion of a videocassette. Hold the button in position long enough to hear the motor mechanism start.
I had a similar problem last few days with my ZR60. The problem I had was that the tape won't eject and on repeated attempts to eject it would eject as if it had a mind of its own. I was messing with it a little bit and realized that the door was not opening fully. Being a delicate item I didn't realize that I was not fully opening the door may be because there was a little friction in the pivot pins or what ever. Try to gently swing the door open fully and see if it helps. Since I discovered this problem I tried 10-12 times, and every time it would eject the tape and load it. I was almost going to give up this camcorder last night thank GOD, I am able to use it. Good Luck to you.
same problem, after you hit eject is pops out and never opens up, to the right of the "push" button is an arm with a spring, pushing it back will open that side, on the left side is a pin with an arm you can move the arm back the pin moves and the other side will open as well, wont fix the problem but will get you your tape back. I have a very upset wife, we had a jvc mini DV went out one winter change in temp killed it instantly, now our canon has sat a few years and wont work either,
we bought a flip video, it works.
Dirty video head! Playback newly opened blank tape for five minutes, after that eject, reinsert, playback then eject again five times, these will serve as your video head cleaner, never use "video head cleaning cassette tape" for it will only damage your camera.
Most camera has built in video head cleaner installed inside and activates only when you insert, initial play/rec, and ejects a tape. If the problem is still there you need pro fix then.[:0)
* The most frequent cause of this type situation is not having a power source attached, or a depleted battery pack.
* Once the power source is available, some models require manually unlatching and opening a cover.
* When the cover is fully open, the cassette will eject automatically after a few seconds.
* If the tape still will not eject, seek assistance from a Service Facility because you need a special tool to remove the tape without causing further damage.
You usually get an EJECT TAPE when the camcorder has found an internal problem and either the videocassette or the camera itself has developed a problem. In you case, it looks like you tape has a problem.