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
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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is it close without a cassette ? if so the reel sensor in the cassette compartment may be faulty. if the head drum not rotates the cassette drive will not work correctly, if so please loosen the head drum with a plastic rod or some tools like that. do not put your finger in hence sometimes will jam your finger. remember don"t touch the scanning chip of the head.
"Any tips on how to get tape out without ruining it?"
By it, do you mean the tape or the camcorder?
The camcorder requires either the AC adapter or a 3.7 volt battery to work.
With some patience, you can probably find either for sale in "the usual places" or you can go to your neighborhood camcorder repair shop and ask them to open it for you.
It is more than likely that during the period of prolonged storage in less than ideal conditions, some moisture has entered the camcorder and rendered it useless. This camcorder is also some twenty-four years old, and all consumer electronic devices have a limited life, even if well looked after. I feel your only choice is to replace it, and keep the replacement in optimum storage conditions - maybe in a dry cupboard indoors.
Another post here noted yet another discussion about giving the camera a whack on the side. This is not a good idea but since it fixed it points out that it was unlikely it was something the tape cleaner would fix. This likely means a trip to the repair depot.