Question about Canon ZR70MC Mini DV Digital Camcorder
The tape will not eject from my Canon ZR70MC. I have tried turning it off without power and then hooking the power back up without success. When I push the eject button, the eject device will open and move out, but the actual tape container will not pop open to allow me to get the tape out.
I had the exact same problem, and just by dumb luck, I managed to get the tape compartment to pop open after trying hundreds of things. Maybe this will work for you too...who knows??? What I did was to first remove the battery and AC power to "reset" the camera (I guess). I then put the battery back in place and WHILE HOLDING THE CAMERA IN THE UPRIGHT (AS IF USING THE CAMERA FOR VIDEO) POSITION, I pushed the "Open/Eject" latch. VIOLA!!! Like I said, it may be dumb luck, but I haven't had the problem again. It may be that gravity helped to take the stress off the ejecting mechanism...dunno???? BTW, when I was having the problem, the mechanism would "click" 3 or 4 times while trying to move the tape out. Good luck!!! I hope this helps someone!
Posted on Aug 16, 2006
I had the same problem...my daughter was using the camera and tightened the strap to be able to hold it. Loosening the strap allowed the cover to open all the way and allow the tape mechanism to initiate and the tape comes out.
Posted on Sep 22, 2006
I'm having the same problem. I've tried everything. Of course it says on the outside of the tape compartment "Do Not Press This Part" which I haven't. But it is the top black portion that does not pop open to insert or take a tape out. It's about to drive me nuts. If anyone in the WORLD has this problem or knows a fix, could you help our your fellow Canon ZR70 MC'ers to fix theirs?
Posted on Aug 15, 2006
Thanks Tom in MB. Worked perfectly!
Posted on Nov 09, 2012
Just had this same problem with the ZR65. I can open the manual door, but the tape wouldn't move at all. I shook it a little and after trying to get it to move forward 10 times it finally did and then wouldn't shut or eject.
If you can get the tape to move forward, but not pop up if you look closely on one side there is a spring. Take a knife and push down (gently) on the little thing that the spring is attached to. My tape popped right up. I put in a new tape and it wouldn't close. I took out the battery and put it back in. The motor turned and pulled the tape back in. I shut the manual door and reopened and the tape ejected as normal.
Hope this helps.
Posted on Aug 04, 2008
Tom In MB. Thank You , it worked, and not even for the same model, good idea though!!
Posted on Sep 30, 2007
With much playing around i got it open but now I have 2 of the tape guide not going in to position properly so the camera will eat my tape,
Posted on Nov 07, 2008
Elura 70 SUCKS! It has hardly been used but never works...it was repaired at a high price and once again does not work. The tape compartment will not open. It is a piece of junk! Do NOT buy a Canon...go to Sony...my old Sony camera still works with no problems...Canon will not fix anything and will try to charge you a fortune to fix they second rate products! Idiots!
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
My ZR65 would only eject about halfway and then stop, before opening the black door. I got frustrated and decided to give it a little help and pull on the entire tape compartment to get it out the rest of the way, which actually worked to get the tape out, but not to fix the problem (now it won't close).
This problem did not occur until after being dropped (in a carrying case) at the airport.
Posted on Apr 19, 2008
I have same issue
Posted on Jan 26, 2008
Can't Believe It!! tried Paintgirl's solution and it worked right away (i've had the stuck door for months)...my camera is the elura 100 but it worked the same. thanks
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
The strap thing seemed to have worked for me with the same problem. Even though I had "pulled" the door all the way open before. I pulled the strap all the way open and now it works perfect every time!!! Thanks paintgirl!!!
Posted on Nov 08, 2007
Tried HUIG's solution and it worked on the first try. Great suggestion!!!
Posted on Feb 20, 2008
I can't believe that some of you have your problem solved by loosening the strap!!!! Arrrrghhh.
For the rest of us in zr65 hell...we are stuck for eternity watching the eject over and over again!
Posted on Dec 29, 2007
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