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Canon Optura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers
Optura 60 cannot be turned on
Whether you think the battery is fully charged or not this sounds like a defective battery problem. Have the battery checked.
How to import video from
Converting your tape videos to DVDs has 2 steps:
1) Transfering (capturing) the videos to a computer.
2) Converting/creating DVDs out of the video files.
Things you'll need:
- Camcorder(s) and the tapes.
- A capturing device or a TV tuner.
- A/V or S-Video cable(s) - depends on what your camcorders support.
- A capturing software.
- A DVD authoring/burning software.
- Blank DVDs.
Please follow the simple instructions as shown here ("How to Transfer 8mm Tapes to Computer").
If you don't own a capturing software, you could use the freeware VirtualDub (supports only Windows operating systems!).
a) Use a DVD authoring software to convert the MPEG file(s) into DVD.
If you don't own a capturing software, you could use the freeware Free DVD Creator... You can find it's tutorial here.
b) Burn the DVDs - using the software above - or any other burning software that can burn DVD files (such as Nero, or the freeware InfraRecorder).
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DV tape won't eject from
Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed 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
Canon Optura 60 will not turn on, No lights when plugged in.Dead
never buy a canon. i have the same issue and it is not easy to fix. i dissasembled the thing already but too complicated. the lithium memory battery inside too is non user replaceable as it is illustrated in the manual. you got to have it serviced to replace it because that small battery is soldered. poor buyers....
Books have been written on this subject. The easy answer is go to a reputable camera store rather than an electronics store, tell them what you want to do with your camera and they will suggest models that suit you. All camcorders are now digital but some record on tape, some on a hard drive or DVD and some on memory cards. Those using tape don't have to compress the image so much and give better pictures. Normal digital video is quite good enough for an amateur, but high definition cameras are becoming cheaper. All cameras have sockets to transfer the recording to computers or other media or even play the recording direct to a television. Most recorded video benefits from transferring it to a computer, using an editing program, adding titles and burning it to a DVD. That way your friends will want to see your work more than once.
Finally, again I say - go to a camera store on a quiet day with plenty of time to listen to their advice. You'll learn more than anyone can tell you in an answer here.
Check your battery. It seems its damaged. Check with a new battery, this bug should br fixed. :)
One of the fuses is blown on the main pcb, needs to go in for repair if you need to get the tape out i can maybe take some pics at work and post them for you to see sorry.
The most frequent cause of this type situation is not having a power source attached, or a depleted battery pack.
Once the power source is available, some models require manually unlatching and opening the cassette compartment cover. When the cover is fully open, the videocassette will eject automatically.
Please try the following procedures.
1. Attach the power source to the camcorder correctly or use a fully-charged battery pack.
2. Fully-open the cassette compartment cover until it stops while sliding and holding the OPEN/EJECT switch.
The videocassette will eject automatically after a few seconds.
If the videocassette still will not eject, seek assistance from a Canon Service Facility.
How to remove a tape out of a canon es55 that will not power up even if the battery is charged
If you suspect that your JVC camcorder may have been damaged by plugging in the wrong power cord, it's possible that the cassette mechanism may not release as intended. However, you can try the following steps to manually release the cassette:
- Turn off the camcorder: Make sure the camcorder is turned off and unplugged from any power source.
- Locate the cassette release button: The cassette release button is usually located on the side or bottom of the camcorder near the cassette compartment. It may be labeled "eject" or have a symbol that looks like a triangle with an arrow pointing up.
- Press the cassette release button: Press and hold the cassette release button for several seconds to see if it releases the cassette. You may need to press it firmly or use a pointed object like a pen or pencil to press it.
- Manually release the cassette: If the cassette release button does not work, you can try manually releasing the cassette. Look for a small hole on the camcorder near the cassette compartment. This hole may be labeled "emergency release" or have a symbol that looks like a triangle with an arrow pointing down. Insert a straightened paperclip or similar object into the hole and press gently to release the cassette.
If you are unable to manually release the cassette, it's possible that the camcorder has been damaged beyond repair.
My CANON MV940 DIGITAL VIDEO CAMCORDER cant charge.....when i plug it in the battery charge indicator does not flash or light up
If your Canon MV940 digital video camcorder is not charging when you plug it in, there are a few things you can check to try to determine the cause of the issue:
- Check the power adapter: Make sure that the power adapter is securely plugged into the camcorder and that the outlet you are using is working. Also, check that the adapter is not damaged or malfunctioning.
- Check the battery: Make sure that the battery is inserted correctly and that it is not damaged or worn out. If the battery is old or has been used for a long time, it may no longer hold a charge and will need to be replaced.
- Check the charging port: Make sure that the charging port on the camcorder is clean and free of debris. If there is debris blocking the port, use a soft-bristled brush or a can of compressed air to clean it out.
- Check the battery terminals: Make sure that the terminals on the battery are clean and free of debris or oxidation. Clean the terminals using a soft-bristled brush or a pencil eraser.
- Check the firmware: If the problem persists, check to see if your camcorder's firmware is up to date. If it isn't, update it.
If you've tried all of these steps and you still cannot charge your camcorder, it's possible that there is a hardware issue with the camera. In this case, you may need to contact Canon support for further assistance.
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