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Camera cassette errors

Hi, im reciving an error, every time i insert the cassette in the video camera. "remove cassette" is the error im reciving. and when i open it up to take out the cassette, the tape role is badly pulled out.... plz help...

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  • nadia kkan Jul 16, 2007

    oops..didn't mean too rate this solution that bad, i actually rated it before i saw that someone
    once again: thanks alot :)

  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    I, too, kept receiving the "eject tape" signal on my Canon zr45. Tapes would not play or record. I almost threw away the camera, figuring it would cost a bundle to repair. But you suggested to clean the camcorder heads with a cleaning tape, and it worked perfectly. Thank you so much!


  • rocky54 Dec 29, 2007

    I recieve the same error message but the cassette will not eject all the way so I cannot take it out.


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Often in this situation there are two issues that can casue the problem you are having. 1. The tape is casuing the camera to "reject" it. In other words, it thinks there is something wrong with the tape so it is warning you with the error message. Perhaps the cassette has been damaged slightly. This error can also happen when the tape has been used often or taped over a few times. Solution: Try using a new tape. 2. The camera may need to be cleaned. The recording heads may be dirty and it doesn't matter what tape is placed in there. Purchase a cleaning tape from a consumer electronics store. Make sure you read the directions very carefully. These are cheap fixes. If it works, great. Otherwise it may need to be serviced by your local technician. Let me know how it goes.

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