Question about Canon MVX150i Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I was filming when I got caught in a rain storm. I managed to shield the camcorder from the rain. The camcorder got a bit wet but only on the surface so I wiped it dry. I switched on the camcorder and word: "Eject" was blinking on the upper right corner. I ejected the tape and was unable to close the tape tray. It took me a few goes and I finally did. I then switched the camcorder on again to make sure it was ok - but the word "Eject" continued to blink on screen. I then switched off the device. When I got home I tried to switch on the device, but nothing happens when I do. I also tried with the camcorder plugged into the mains and still nothing. What do you think has gone wrong, and what can I do to fix this? (It's my friend's camcorder and I am borrowing it so I cannot send it to Canon). Please help.
Water has got inside the camcorder
Posted on Apr 09, 2017
Water has got inside the camcorder. Dry it out gently in the airing cupboard for a week, then try again.
Posted on Mar 17, 2017
SOURCE: Tape won't come 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
SOURCE: Message reads eject. won't eject
Ihatecanon, Tried the steps you provided above with no luck. Then decided to gently smack the camera twice on the right-top side of the tape compartment. It freaking worked the first time. Got this idea by watching Eric Cartman on South Park... No, really. I read about this in another forum. It's a quick $150 back in your pocket. Just think. You sent the camera to their tech guys and paid them 150 to SMACK-IT :)
Posted on Sep 29, 2007
SOURCE: Canon zr300 ejects tapes
I just tried the "Fonzie" fix in my ZR300 and my camera now works - cassette compartment closes all the way now with the tape inserted. It just took one "hit" to fix the prolem. I was surprised. But ericemartin's solution is worth a try.
Posted on May 28, 2008
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