To my understanding of your concern, three possibilities:
Related probable corrective actions:
- the tapes themselves;
- loading belt/drive/motor;
- other mechanical issue.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
- Depending on the weather condition in your region/area (rainy, humid, cold, hot), the tapes have a tendency to stick together to the point that the Canon MV800 might not be able to unstuck them and load the single layer of tape across the video head. The machine will sense a fault and therefore request the eject. Suggestions: Keep the machine and tapes in the same room for them to be at same ambient temperature; Before using, power the MV800 a couple of minutes (say 5~10) to warm it up (for possible condensation; Use a cassette rewinder/forwarder to exercise the tapes; and pls verify that the tapes are not dusty, moldy or for the presence of foreign materials such as bits of paper and others.
- There might be a problem with the loading belt, drive or motor; this of course would require the services of a qualified and competent repair person. However, it is possible to check by visually inspecting the visible mechanism to look for signs of damage/fault;
- Other mechanical issues could include tape inside/down sensor, spreader arms, capstan motor, pinch roller and the other mechanical. Again, this would necessitate the intervention of a skilled technician.
- In some instances, it is possible to have foreign objects/materials inside the unit, to try and clean without opening the MV800, a can of compressed air might help. Of course extreme care in using/pointing the nozzle as some components are fragile such as the video head.
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