20 Most Recent Canon ES900 Camcorder Questions & Answers


Canon ES series camcorder was designed with 1000 hour capacitors on the processor boards. When the time comes these capaictors loose value and create problems for the main computer to communicate with other mechanical system in the camcorder. We were able to service well 7 years ago but the life of these component has aged too much to make it good anymore. I wish I have a better news for you but the success repair on 'ES model is very slim and if repaired, the labor charge may run many times over of the value of this camcorder. You can probably obtain a newer used camcorder at decent price and get all you tapes into DVD quick. Good luck -James

Canon ES900... • Answered on Apr 26, 2013


I believe this camcorder is 8mm only, so you won't be able to use a Hi8 tape with it. They will not play right in your camcorder.

Canon ES900... • Answered on Sep 21, 2010


Hi,
If it is Canon camcorder then it sounds problem with tape mechanism that refuse to load/ thread tape around video head for some reason and unload it after a while.
Do you get any error sign blinking in view finder or error beep?
How old is this camcorder?
Let me know to find out if it is some operational problem or need to take in to local camera repair shop.
Thanks.

Canon ES900... • Answered on Jun 03, 2010


something is obstructing the eject mech and this will indeed need to be repaired. I would suggest a local camera shop to look at the mech for you in this case. There is not really much you can do giving you tried several tapes but before making matters worse I would suggest a camera shop locally.

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Canon ES900... • Answered on May 30, 2010


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1. Remove the two small screws from the tape door face. I show the entire carriage removed.
2. Look for the small metal peg on the left side, about 1” down from the top of the tape carriage.
3. Using something small push down on the peg to release the tape door.
4. Important Note: Most likely the tape will still be wrapped around the video head and held there by two capstans, (one on each side of the head)
5. Carefully pull out the tape not damage it any more than necessary. Keep in mind this might cause the player to “eat” the tape at this area so smooth the tape here with your fingers (nothing metal) and wind the tape to begin playing past this area if possible.
It seems this is a common problem with this unit; Canon should have put a better motor here in this critical area.
Good luck, hope this helps everyone,

Canon ES900... • Answered on May 24, 2009


If you have a video card that has a video in port, plug in your 8mm camcorder and capture the movie. Depending on the quality you save it as determines the size of the file.
This is the simplest way in leiu of paying to have it done or "projecting" the image onto another media physically.
There are machines designed to do this of course but they're not cheap. If you know someone with a Digital8 camcorder. Sony D8 backward support V8 and Hi8, so you can just simply insert the V8/Hi8 tapes into the D8 camcorder, then transer them to computer in DV format through firewire cable.
Let me know if this helped

Canon ES900... • Answered on Jan 03, 2009


Hi there, I think I can offer some info, though it's not good news.
This cassette ejection is controled by a small motor in the bottom of the cassette carriage (see picture). Unfortunatly whether the problem be this cheap little motor or a switch that controls it, taking it to a repair shop would cost much more than this little camcorder is worth.8477600.jpg Sorry for the bad news, I have the same camera as you can see it's taken apart now. I posted another solution to get the tape out if you come to that problem.

Hope this helps

Canon ES900... • Answered on Dec 31, 2008

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