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Richard Stark Posted on Mar 17, 2017
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Camera won't power on from battery or power adaptor!

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.

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Water has got inside the camcorder

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Water has got inside the camcorder. Dry it out gently in the airing cupboard for a week, then try again.

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  • Posted on Aug 16, 2006

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!

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  • Posted on Sep 29, 2007

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 :)

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  • Posted on May 28, 2008

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.

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Anonymous

  • Posted on Jul 08, 2008

SOURCE: Canon Elura 100 won't eject tape

I have been having the similar problem. Try switching the power to off and then eject the tape in the off position. My finally ejected.

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Anonymous

  • Posted on Oct 05, 2008

SOURCE: Cannon MD101 Wont eject Tape /No Power

same problem :(

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