I bought a new Canon ZR-800 Mini DV Camcorder and the video cassette is stuck in the camera and won't eject. I suspect the tape is caught. How can I eject the tape without damaging the camera?
Same thing- E01 Message- tape is stuck
The way I can get a tape unjammed on my Sony camera is to remove the
battery, plug the camera into the AC charger that is plugged into the
wall outlet. Then power the camera on, wait a few seconds. Then unplug
the charger from the outlet, wait a few more seconds (camera still in
"on" position) and then plug it back in. I have used this method at
least 3 times to get the camera to release the tape and finally eject. However, the tape is usually pulled or stretched and I use a small flat head screwdriver to wind the tape back in, but expect that portion of the video to be ruined.
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There should be a manual eject button. You know like on CD-ROM's there was a small whole for a paperclip to fit into, there should be one on that camera. This will eject manual, and becareful the tape might be caught on the head.
I found a temporary solution for this problem. When the tray with the cassette tape comes out remove the battery so that the tray will not go inside again. Now on top of the tray it will be written as "PRESS" just adjucent to it you can see a spring connected to the tray just press the string down wards and the tray opens and you can replace the battery. Hope this can help.
I have a Canon ZR 10 And it does say remove cassette often and recently it eat the tape and destroyed our recordings. Does this have something to do was the round small battery in the front part of the camcorder?
Is this a consumer complaint I feel uncomfortable because we have alot of Cassettes recorded and we are afraid to play them because it might chew them up. There is a mini cassette player that can play the cassetes ????
Take the side panel off to see whether the tape is damaged and will not retreat into the cassette ( this will prevent ejection ). Remove old damaged cassette and insert new one. If the unit chews the new cassette camera should go in for VTR service.
Loading unit problem is a common mechanical problem in camcorders. To remedy the problem, trained tech need to disassemble the mechanical system around the loading and replace few broken gears (plastics) and adjust it. Repair cost may run close to half of the new camcorder. If you really got to repair this camera for some sentimental reason or for special needs otherwise better to invest the repair charge into a new camcorder.