Question about Canon DV-MV830i Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My MV830 suddenly came up with the flashing error message EJECT CASSETTE and beeping at me. Since ejecting the cassette it will not accept any new ones (tried several different makes). Would be grateful for any suggestions.
My mv830i developed this problem as I was going on my first training flight from Redhill Aerodrome and I was absolutely gutted! My moment of glory and the Canon refuses to accept the cassette. Had to resort to SD card recording. Did'nt get much footage using this method. Anyway on arriving home I sought out solutions from the Internet. I tried blowing any possible dirt from the cassette compartment but to no avail. Then I read about the 'drop it on the carpet' method. Instead of carpet, I tried an old shoe box. After about three attempts from nearly 1 metre - hey presto! It actually worked! The camera took the cassette and all was well again. How on earth this method of fixing was discovered is beyond me - but worked it did for me! Hope it does for you too.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Dropped it once, in its case. No change
Dropped a second time, no case. No change
Third time luckly this time it worked.
Now accepts tapes and works fine.
Bonkers but true
Posted on Nov 12, 2009
I too have this problem, telling me to eject a cassette, minutes after turning the camcorder off after successfully filming something. Having read one report about dropping it, I had a go at this, from a height of about 30 cm's. Hey presto, and quite unbelievably, the camcorder is now accepting my cassette and working perfectly again. Whoever thought of this solution is a genius; or a fluke!!!
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
I had the same problem 12 months ago and sent the camera back to the company to be fixed (still in extended warranty period). Same thing happened this week and since I can't find the reciept this week, I tried the dropping on the carpet method and it worked. BUT then I got grey horizontal lines across the screen. Put in a new tape and recorded for 30 seconds and the lines are gone. Just saved myself LOTS of money and 1 month of hassles with repairer.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
Read all the comments suggesting that dropping it on carpet was the best way to fix and didn't believe, but reluctantly tried it and it did work. It also fixed a PS2 that was out of warranty. All logic says this shouldn't work.
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
If that doesn't work. I left mine in the cupboard for a couple of months with a flat battery and no tape. when i went back to it i put the tape in, charged it and it worked.
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
Yes! My MV830i did the same. Took jonny1mac's hint and cleaned out (didn't seem dirty)the insides where the cassette would go with camera puffer/camel hair brush. No good. Then I turned the camera ON and tried again. This time it was taken partway in B4 being ejected. Tried again a few more times - each time it took the cassette abit further in and eventually accepted it. Have had no trouble since. Have tried several cassettes, all OK. Was it dirt? Was it my sequence of actions? Hope this helps someone.
Posted on Apr 24, 2007
Get insurance. I bought my camera 3 years ago and I bought 3 years warranty with it, which added on to the 1 years warranty given by canon. I completely forgot and when my camera broke today, I immediately thought my insurance must have run out as three years had passed. After reading your solutions, I concluded that I would have to send my camera off to be fix I was really pissed. I was so happy when I found the insurance certificate in the box my camera came in. That £50 was worth it! I will take out insurance again with my next camera, definitely.
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
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