20 Most Recent Canon MV650i Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

If it ain't compatible, it ain't compatible. Compatibility is not something that can be bolted on afterwards - replace the camcorder

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Jul 05, 2017

There isn't a "manual" reset button on the camera. You access the rest to factory default settings in the menu options.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

Camera's do have microprocessors, but don't need any reset. If they act strange, removing the battery and after a few moments replacing is, will do the same trick as a cold boot from a computer. If the same error keeps coming back, something more serious is wrong. Most of the time there is a hardware failure. And no other reset could solve that.
If you did not use the camera for a long period, check if all contacts are clean and shiny. contacts to be cleaned (if needed) whit a dry cloth or cotton swab. Never use sharp tools in or close to a camera.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Jul 18, 2014

You may download a copy of the manual here.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on May 14, 2012

I just solved my own problem by disassembling the camcorder until I had access to the little motor which operates the eject mechanism. It sits on the corner of the mechanics subassembly, close to the cassette. By applying about 3.5 Volts DC from a regulated power supply to the two motor contacts, it started to operate (test which direction it needs to go by trying both polarities) and lifted the cassette out of the play position and ejected it. Only since the tape was still wound around the drum, I had to use a thin tool to turn the cassette hub in order to tighten the tape a bit. Then the protective cover of the cassette closed and I could slide the cassette out of the slot by hand. Bingo!

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011


Canon MV650i... | Answered on Nov 13, 2010

Seems like you are using out of date driver, install the most recent driver onto your operating system. Visit this link to download driver for MV650i & Select operating system from the list and start downloading.
  • Make sure that you have install canon digital video software onto your system (Computer) , If not then install it through the included disc & follow the on screen instruction, restart your computer when you completed the installation.
  • Disconnect computer and camcorder both & then restart both device to clear any communication issue. Make sure memory card is inserted into you camcorder before connecting.
hope this will solve the issue,

Good luck and have a nice day..!!

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Sep 23, 2010

I have a similar problem. My MV650i works from the mains power but not from the battery even though I have tried new battery packs.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Jul 19, 2009

Yet another CCD sensor problem ( in your case it is outputting nothing so you get blank screen as opposed to heavily distorted picture which is also very common). Properly manufactured sensor lasts 10 years + so you should have this repaired free of charge if you can. Replace CCD block.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009

This model was sold under the name ZR70MC in the US. There is a Canon Service Notice which covers this model worldwide. The US version is here. Canon will repair your unit at no cost regardless of warranty status. Contact your regional Canon service agency.

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Feb 23, 2009

Does your camcorder is recognizable by your computer everytime you use usb cords or any cords? tell me exactly what happens

Canon MV650i... | Answered on Dec 26, 2008

To download the instruction manual for required product, please click the respective link below:

Canon MV530i Manual

Canon MV650i Manual (Product category selected)

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Canon MV650i... | Answered on Dec 06, 2008

what cable are you using to connect your camcorder to the pc? and did you try to look at the manual for that situation. see also the settings from your camcorder before you connect it and look for the memory storage use or tape usage so that the appearance on the computer will be tape and not the memory card. can you pls give me some specific problems and details so that its not hard for us to solve your problem.

1.Cables like usb or firewire
2. installer cd camed from your camcorder
3. uploading software such as ulead movie director or movie maker, Windows moviemaker, Nero movie maker etc.. or whatever software you have.
4. Edit and save

the following steps are needed to transfer your videos to your computer.
tell me what you have.


Canon MV650i... | Answered on Oct 17, 2008

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