Tape cover/container will not stay in closed position
The tape container will not stay in closed position when pushing it to the correct position. I've tried different batteries and tapes, same result.
Had the camera repaired for this during the warranty period, same problem now...
Any suggestions on what the fault is and proper medication??
Grateful for any hints.
Re: Tape cover/container will not stay in closed position
Hi there, I had the same problem with my DS65. I've tried to clean the jock but it didn't seem to help. However, I have been able to locate the problem and solve it for now. Thanks to Kirans' explanation, I have been able to locate the part which he calls "capston" (when you open the bottom cover this part is right from the head, it has some marking on it : VRDW0003 and below that it says : 3030. I have notice that, when "TAPE EJECT" is pressed this parts gear needs to move the one next to it. However, the "rattling" sound is produce by these 2 gears skipping. Therefore, I have notice that my "capstor" has 2 small screws which beacem loose and alow him to move away from the neighbouring gear. You can try to press "TAPE EJECT" and gently push the "capstor" in the direction of the gear. It worked for me perfectly. However, I have been able to tightenonly one of the 2 screws holding the "capstor" since the second one was hidden behind one of the gears and I wasn't even thinking of trying to remove the gears :). I have tightened one of them, the "capsotr" is now in place and my camera is functioning again:). Since I am from Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is no official shop that can repair cameras, I was already searching for new one on the eBay, but thanks to this forum, I have been able to solve this problem for now (I expect the screw to unloose sometimes in the future again). peace...ned
p.s. if anyone needs additional info about this "repair" please feel free to contact me ([email protected])
Re: Tape cover/container will not stay in closed position
Just faced the same problem with our school Panasonic NV-DS65. Had a serach on th3e net and found some info at http://www.pechorin.com/m/2006/02/10/Panasonic_NV_DS65_not_functioning-255044.html
I wasn't exactly sure what the 'mech connector jock' was but opened up the bottom of the camera anyway. There are seven screws and nothing falls out when you remove the cover! Now I didn't remove or clean any 'jocks' - but with the bottom off you can see the inside a lot better. At this point I just tried to see what held the cassette in place and pushed on the black platye at the bottom of the cassette bay (and probably a couple of other capstans too). Then I inserted the cassette and much to my amazement it clicked back into place. So, not sure if you'll have the same luck, but it really does just appaer to be a mechanical (and fixable) problem.
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If the battery is charged, and the power is on, it may be jammed and in need of cleaning. If that is all normal the motor for the tape door may be damaged or has died. Insure tape position is correct and only push where marked.
Verify that you have installed the proper correction tape. The types of tape that can be used with this system are: Item 1030 - Correctable Film Ribbon, 1230 - Correctable Film Ribbon 2pack, 1031 - Multi Strike Ribbon, 1032 - Nylon Ribbon, 3010 - Lift-off correction tapes (to be used with 1030 and 1230 ribbons), 4010 Cover-up Correction tape (to be used with 1031 and 1032 ribbons). Make sure that the correction tape is installed properly. Pass the tape through the left guide, behind the ribbon guide and out through the right guide. The rough side of the tape should face the platen. Attach the feeder spool to the pin on the left. Attach the take up spool to the pin on the right. Turn the take up spool counter clockwise until a small amount of tape has wound around it. Replace the cassette ribbon and close the case cover. Press [CODE] + [RESET] to move the carrier to the previous position.
1. Use the spacebar or backspace to move the carrier to the center of the platen. 2. Open the top cover. 3. remove the cassette ribbon if installed. 4. Pull off both spools, pressing against the correction tape with your thumbs. Bring it back to a position parallel with the platen, lift it up and out. 5. Pass the new tape through the left guide,behind the ribbon guide. The rough (sticky) side of the tape should face the platen. 6. Attach the feeder spool to the pin on the left. 7. Attach the take-up spool to the pin on the right. 8. Turn the take-up spool counter-clockwise until a small amount of white tape is around it. 9. Replace the cassette ribbon and close the top cover. 10. Press (CODE)+(RESET)(Q) to move the carrier to the previous position.
unplug then remove the top cover press down on the cassette release and remove the tape then rewind the part of the tape still sticking out by hand push in the button on the side of the cassette to open the cassette cover
1) use [SPACE BAR] or <<-¦ to move the carrier to the centre of the platen
2) open the top cover
3) remove the cassette ribbon (if installed)
4) pull off both spools, pressing against the correction tape with your thumbs. Bring it back to a position parallel with the platen and lift it up and out.
5) Pass the new tape through the left guide, behind the ribbon guide, and out thropugh the right guide. The rough (stick) side of the tape should face the platen.
6) Attach the feeder spool to the pin on the left
7) Attach the take-up spool to the pin on the right
8) Turn the take-up spool counter-clockwise until a small amount of white tape has wound around it
9) Replace the cassette ribbon and close the top cover
10) Press 'spider web' key +// to move the carrier to the previous position.