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Fix my camcorder

My camcorder is not working any more that mean the tape is locked in the camcorder without any reason. i left the tape inside for a month and now is not coming out. first..self diagnostic tool was on screen and is says c32,30 and other time c32 31 or something is trying to take it off but fail and just come up a bit then go back...and the tape itself is not released. is not going in..doesn't let me to close the lid. please tell me what can i do i have used no more than 13 hours this camcorder, and it was brand new when i bought it

Posted by marius vatamanescu on

  • marius vatamanescu Jul 30, 2007

    no, the tape is out now but the mechanical part from my camcorder is not working, is not close back after the tape has get out. is sound like the mechanism are trying ti work but it cannot(suppose is a belt..if is any...just fell down from it's wheels) and more where one of the little wheels that going the tape halls is running like rewind or fast forward for a few seconds after put the battery on or after i press reset. could it be the belt?
    anyway is looking like i need a scheme to fix it if is possible..thanks for answer



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Put your camcorder to your ear closely & turn it on - if you don ' t hear a whirring sound ? ( or instead sounds like a slinky toy ) your tape is wrapped around the heads and the protect circuits are trying to save the tape ; - - moisture can cause this problem if the camera was not in dry or air conditioned environment ( or was left in a car trunk , etc . ) removing a stuck tape is fairly easy but should only be attempted in a clean , dry environment ( if your heads are accidentally damaged , the repairs will be fairly expensive ) ;

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