Question about Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon mini camcorder ZR850 won't accept tape; message says remove tape and beeps

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 1,812 Answers

This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


If this response has been of any help to you, please be sure and give a positive vote for me on FixYa.com .

Posted on May 26, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Canon zr700 won't play tape


That is the pinch roller. If it does not press the tape against the capstan, then the tape will not pass the read/write heads. Replace it.

Jun 25, 2017 | Canon ZR700 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

I was getting a message clean heads, so I bought the cleaning mini DV to insert. I pressed the button to open the door where the mini DV tape is and it popped up, but will not pop open to release the...


It sounds like something has jammed the tape door mechanism preventing it from opening. This is a very delicate part of a mini DV camcorder. I would highly recommend taking it to a electronics repair shop where it can be checked out. If you try and force the tape out you will probably cause considerable damage to the tape transport system making your camcorder unusable.

Take Care,


Aug 09, 2010 | Canon Optura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

My canon zr850 is rejecting mini dv tapes what do i do?


Sometimes this is caused by the tape itself, or more specifically, the tape case. If the tapes are labeled, there is a chance that the flap which lifts to expose the tape is stuck closed. Check this by locating just bellow the flap on the tape a recessed button. Press and hold it while opening the flap. If it's sticky, or stuck and is difficult to open, this is your problem. Make sure the flap opens unrestricted by removing the labels from the case which would hinder this motion. Hope this helps.

May 04, 2009 | Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

GREY BANNED OUTPUT


Hi,
It is symptom of dirty / clogged video head.
Please use good quality mini-dv video head cleaning tape to clean head. Problem will be resolved.

Mar 16, 2009 | Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Canon ZR850 won't accept tape


ok what you do is take the batery pack out and hit the camera there/
if it dont work try again

Jun 26, 2008 | Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

How to download canon cacorder zr850 software?


Necesito que me envien los Diver para una camara Canon ZR 850 mi PC no la reconoce y me pide los Driver para poder descargar los video y fotos que estes en la memoria

Apr 14, 2008 | Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Will Not Load Cassette


I have the zr850 which I have used less than a dozen times, and it does the same thing as you describe. Was told by canon tech people to try a maxell brand tape and a head cleaner tape. Have not tried their sugestion yet. camera is 3 months old.

Aug 07, 2006 | Canon ZR70MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon ZR850 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

113 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts

Chance Miller

Level 2 Expert

437 Answers

Chris Phillips

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers
Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1790 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...