What would make the camera not accept any DV tapes? If a tape is inserted, the door is closed, the camera just automatically ejects it. I hear movement inside but it is difficult to tell if the tape is being pulled out of the cartridge or not before ejecting. I have tried multiple tapes and checked write protect switch...etc. cannot find anything that makes a difference. The camera has worked for a couple of years. These tapes have all been used previously and I know they are good. Thanks for your thoughts....
More than likely either the capstan motor or the drum motor are not turning and tape wont load.have you tried reseting by removing battery and reattaching,this sometimes resets micro and all will be fine.If this doesnt work is a job for technician,.
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Usually the drive mechanism is made up of rubber rollers, belt, etc. If these are worn out (in time), the drive mechanism will slide and will not be able to rotate the tape. If the cam cannot detect the movement ?n the tape then it will efect it.
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The tape transport mechanism cannot fully engage the tape to the head. When a tape is inserted, the tape guides have to pull the tape from the cartridge and send it towards the head. There is a sensor in the carriage that activates the transport to perform its' job. When that sensor is not enable, it will just allow the door to close and the tape guides will remain stationary.
Basically, it needs to be taken apart and fixed or realigned.
it could have been forced at some time and has bent the loading door,,, maybe a bit of cassette broke off inside it and is jamming it up best bet is to drop it off at the repair shop let them fix it for you,,
the camera just could have worn out, fixing this would be pretty hard.... but if you want to unscrew the screw and make sure all the connections are intact and find the tape head and wipe it off with clean gym shorts. then make sure all the gears are in the right place
The "remove Tape" error message on Canon DV camcorders is a general message meaning something is not correct with the tape transport system. These are miniature precision mechanisms and It could be anything from dew sensors to head motor, capstan drive etc. If the cassette drawer closes OK with no tape inserted then the tape sensor/ end tape sensor is operating. With no tape inserted the head drum does not run when the drawer closes but it does with a tape present. Does the head drum start up when you load a tape or is there no noise at all? If the head runs then it is possible the capstan is not starting or is jammed. If the head does not run then the cure will be either extremely tedious and delicate or very expensive. These units do not dismantle easily so unless you have some experience with this, or are willing to take a risk, then I would not recommend it. However, without such action you may have to write-off the unit anyway. Canon's repair charge will exceed the camera's value unless it's still under warranty. Your best option would be to find a local repairer that is willing to look at it, but I wouldn't be too optimistic .To some, this error message is a major issue when deciding to buying canon dv cameras. However, they are great little cameras and treated kindly will give many hours of excellent service. Don't store the camera with tapes loaded. don't subject it to sudden temperature changes or excessive vibration. Store it in a dry protected atmosphere and refrain from taking it onto the beach (salt AND sand !!!!) when on holiday etc.