I can't get my camcorder to respond at all...not even ejecting
I've had this camcorder for approx. 3 years, but only used it about a dozen times. The little use I got out of it was all in the 1st year. After shooting some footage at our family Christmas gathering it was put away until about 2 weeks later when I went to view the footage and realized there was a huge problem because the camcorder wasn't responding at all; not even ejecting my tape which was accidently left in it by my roommate, along with the battery still attached. I originally thought the battery had no more life so I bought a brand new one. Nothing changed, still no response. If I hold the camcorder close to my ear and open the tape door I can hear a faint noise like it's trying it best to operate or eject, but after 4 or 5 seconds it quits.
I don't know what to do because I've tried everything I can think of besides taking it apart to remove my tape.
I didn't jump on the problem right away which was a mistake, b/c now my warranty has run out.
I would greatly appreciate ANY input on what I should do with my camcorder. Thanks, Casey
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My MV830 would load without a cassette; but freeze, beep 3 times and eject if a cassette was inserted. I read the following thread with a great deal of scepticism and concern that I would damage my MV830 camcorder even more; but what did I have to lose? I loaded the compartment without a cassette, hit it firmly 3 times on the tape loading side and the issue was gone. It now works perfectly! Technology is fantastic... http://www.fixya.com/support/t238707-will_not_load_tape
This problem is usually related to the Dew Sensor, Unfortunately you can not by-pass the dew sensor. I paid a repair to fix, but he could not. Canon must repair the dew sensor.
I have same prob. I just capture directly to computer since my tape will not open. I would be interested in buying cameras like this, i can use them to still monitor images. [email protected]
I bought 3 Sony camcorders at different times, I have used not more than 20 times, and my brother bought another kind of camcorder did the same, but after 3-4 years, automatically quit one by one, even my brother’s camcorder quit within 4 years, this is what I think, the big companies like Sony, Jvc etc., won’t let you use the same unit for a long time, from our case, made us thought, they probably put a timer to control the age of the camcorders. Maybe we have to know how to adjust or change the timer chap.
I am still research about this case. And also I have a lot of documents can not transfer.
your camcorder video head is dirty, use a brand new tape and playback for around 5 minutes or more, this will serve as your video head cleaner. you may try at least five times doing this: insert, play, eject,play, eject again. your camcorder has a built in videohead cleaner and activates only during insert, play or rec, and eject mode. If the problem is still there, manual videohead cleaning is needed, use clean bond paper and lighter fluid, damp the bond paper (Size about 1" by 3") with fluid and rub with care the videohead (not the bond paper!The vhead should be the one turning not the paper)by slowly turning the videohead against the paper. Be careful cause this is dangerous that you might brake the videohead permanently. apply only a slight force to the head.