Question about Canon Elura 50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My friend also has an Elura 50 and he is able to record exclusively to SD past the 30-second time limit that seems to exist on mine. He's not sure how his was configured to do that, but I can't seem to find any difference in his config and mine. I have a 4 gig SD card lying around and I'd like to use that exclusively instead of having to deal with tapes (and the potential dreaded "REMOVE CASETTE" error. Does anyone know how to do this?
SOURCE: Remove The Casette Message
I was having the same problem with my canon elura 70. I called Canon tech support and they told me that there are three possibilities. 1) The camera is made to not accept tapes when the tape heads and path are dirty. 2) There is condensation in the camera. 3) There is an internal problem that would require you to send it in for service.
The first is a $15-$20 fix. Go out and buy a cleaner that will clean, not just the tape heads, but the entire path. In other words one that is not just a brush that moves back and forth, but one that winds on to both spools and gets pulled over the entire path. Unplug your camera, take the battery off, take out the watch battery and the SD card and let the camera sit for about 20 minutes before cleaning. Put all that stuff back in--PLUG IN the camera to the wall charger, then clean the tape path.8 out of 10 times this will solve the problem.
2) If there is a moisture droplet on the screen, this indicates condensation. Unplug your camera and let it sit in a controlled temperature room for about 2 hours. Do NOT use a hair dryer unless it has a no heat setting. The heat can fry other components.
3) If it isn't one of the other two...it will most likely need service.
Hope that helps. Don
Posted on Dec 20, 2007
SOURCE: "Remove the cassette"
I only got the problem when the tape was bad. Usually the ribbon got folded, or was very wrinkly looking. Eventually I found out the drive was bad, and had to have it replaced.
Posted on May 08, 2010
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