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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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  • jennohara1 Jul 02, 2008

    Thank you for your quick response. Yes it does make a motor noise when the well opens. It actually sounds normal except the flap doesn't open and then the well closes. Do you know if this is simple to have fixed from a professional? 

  • stentqueen Dec 16, 2008

    I have the same problem with my
    Cannon ZR200 Mini DV. I took it to a camera shop and they said it needed to go to the repair shop as well. Thanks for trying to help.


  • Jian Zhang Feb 01, 2009

    Same problem, ZR 70, the well winding, then stopped, then it went back before opening up for tape. Do not know what to do about it.

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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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  • Michael Borelli Jul 02, 2008

    This is indeed a repairable item as the cost to "adjust" the mechanism is negligible. Be aware, though, that there are shops who will simply want to replace the carriage and be done with it, costing you about 3-5 times what the adjustment cost may be...accordianman

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