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Tape will not eject

All other functions seem fine. but the tape will not eject when i open it

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  • BillyM1 Jul 22, 2008

    it plays, rewinds, zooms, focuses, etc. when i open the tape cover (which should eject the tape), nothing happens. no beep. the camera beeps when you turn it on and scroll from tape to edit, etc. is there a way to manually override the automatic eject? i've tried the reset button on the side of the camera. i've tried disconnecting the battery, disconnecting the AC power. 

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If you open the eject thingy like normal then look for a small white plastic tap. its located right underneath the "start/stop" text you see on the back end of the camera (where the record-button is). You´ll need something like a small screwdriver or similar. Press it and and the tape ejects like normal. Worked for me. Saved me the repair bill :)

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Can you explain...all other functions ?? you mean you are able to play , rewind and forward the tape and it is not giving any error message doing so. Only if you try to eject the cassette it dose'nt works. Kindly check, normally by default, all the sony camcorders generates a beep every time a function is performed. Does the camera beeps or not when you try to eject the cassette.. ( kindly answer, so that i can further try to help you )

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • sanjay sharma Jul 23, 2008

    in normal case, when one opens the tape cover fully it presses a micro switch inside which operates the ejecting mechanism. the switch when pressed gives a beep sound. By the condition of your camera it is not making the beep sound, i.e. there are chances 1) either the switch has broken, or 2) the circuitry controlling the eject mechanism is not workig. In any of the cases you have to show it to a repairer.

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