Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I had a little difficulty getting a tape out. After I did get it out I now cannot get the tape shuttle to go all the way in with a tape. It works fine without a tape. All of the rollers seem to be inplace and move as though to pull the tape in. But with a tape in the shuttle just stops about midway down. Michael
The open handed smack to the tape side actually worked. We were just about to buy a new camcorder after all of the repair shops said that it would cost more to repair than to buy new. There's nothing like beat to fit.
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
Michael - Thanks for the solution! I too had the exact same issue. I used the "whack-a-cam" technique and it now works perfectly! I am very careful with my electronics and have only recorded 8 one-hour tapes. I was surprised that the camera started to malfunction with relatively little use. This is my 4th Sony video camera and I have never had one go bad. I have only upgraded the cameras due to recording formats. Thanks again! -Kevin
Posted on Jan 04, 2007
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