I have a Sony DCR-TRV 480E, it was working without any kind of problems, but falled down and now the cassette part has a mecanical problem. I can play back the tapes and also re4cord films, but the cassette compartiment doesn't go down when I introduce a new cassette. Where can I download a service manual? Thanks Enrique
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Have the same problem here. Bought my TVR33 in 2003, and its still
a good cam with 1 megapixel. But since 1 month the tape won't load. I can insert any tape in the cassette, but it won't close. Without a tape it closes fine.
My only option is to send it to frsbenelux to fix it for a few hundred euros. Hoping to find a solution on the net, i will share with ya.
It seems that your cassette holding alignment has been disturb... Since Sony does not provide service manual, at home we can try our luck only....
Check out this, while inserting cassette analyse that which side of cassette is stucking and try to figure out causes for the same, that means check whether there is any displacement has taken place....
I also had a similar problem. There was a message appearing "re-insert the cassette". I contacted Sony India. They advised to reset the Handycam (there is a button 'Reset' under the LCD when it is closed). After doing the Reset the message disappeared and it is working fine at the moment. I also checked up a forum for the message. A lot of people having the same problem were suggesting to whack the camcorder on the cassette side. Although i did not have to resort to it.
I'm having the exact same problem. It wont accept the cassette...only half way then errors. It will close fully without a cassette as well. hmmmmm
Comment by Guest, posted on Apr 02, 2008
Load cassette, turn it on, then message says re-load cassette. Door to cassette compartment only works half way. After fiddling with power, can get the cassette door to open and close all the way, but not with cassette. Tried several brands of cassettes, no joy.