My camera is almost new, only a little more than a year and I take very good care of this little camera. While I was filming in the house I noticed an unusual sound, I filmed for a few more seconds and stopped, I tried to replay the tape and it made the same noise and didn't replay. I turned it off and when I turned it on again it the LCD showed a red message "remove cassette" and it shut off almost immediately after that. I removed the battery and the tape then tried another tape and used eletrical cable w/o the battery but the same thing happened.
I have no clue why this is happening and what to do to fix it, I showed it to a friend that knows more than me and he asked me to buy a cleaning tape and give it a try, but I can't find the item.
Please help me!
Thank you very very much for reading my e-mail.
Mrs Yaky Fernandez
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No. The Canon USA web site says the Canon DW-100 has a USB terminal and works with "USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (with compatible Canon camcorders only)." In other words, the Canon DW-100 burner works only with Canon's USB 2.0 camcorders. I have a Canon ZR200. The ZR200 has Firewire 400 digital video output, not USB 2.0 output. The USB port on the ZR200 is ONLY for still images. Video will not and cannot be output through the USB port on the ZR200. (Page 121 in the ZR200 manual mentions using the USB port on your camcorder for transferring still JPEG images to your computer.) You need a DVD burner with "DV Input" (also called Firewire 400 or IEEE 1394) to hook up your camcorder to burn Mini-DV tapes onto DVD. The Sony VRDMC10 Stand Alone DVD Recorder/Player has DV Input. The ZR200 camcorder did not come with a Firewire cable, but you can buy one at any electronics store or at a cheaper price online. Make sure that you get the right kind of Firewire cable, 4-pin to 4-pin or 4-pin to 6-pin, whatever the DVD burner you choose requires. (Your ZR200 has a 4-pin DV port on the camera's end.)
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed (with compatible Canon camcorders only)
This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.
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My Canon ZR 200 was electing all cassettes new and old alike. On FIXYA I forum I found a superb solution. That is just SRTIKE at the cassette side of the camera twice. YES I did it and it PERFECTLY OK now.
Can anyone say the actual mechanism behind this fixing?
This is the description of the feature you need:
"Have friends in far-off places? Turn your ZR200 into a Webcam for Internet Video Chat with Microsoft Windows Messenger through IEEE1394. It's all possible thanks to the DV Messenger2 software, available as a free download for ZR200 owners. DV Messenger2 allows you to control the zoom and focus of your ZR200 or the camcorder of the person you are chatting with. Preview thumbnails and transfer photos. You can even watch and control the video playback of either camcorder right from your computer."
You can download DV Messenger Version 2 only after registering with Canon, see the bottom of the following page:
I believe the drivers are included in the download.
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