Question about Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Need a real trouble shooter

It keeps telling me to eject the tape

Posted by Lil Red on

  • Lil Red Sep 17, 2007

    Okay, I bent the little thingy (looks like a pin bearing) that helps guide the tape. Now it is keeping the tape in, but I can't look at the images on previously recorded tapes (how I was testing it). I appriciate your time and effort - any more ideas?
    Alha, Lil Red

  • tortilla Nov 16, 2007

    alright I have the same problem...I turn the camera on, and it works for a little bit, but then it starts beeping and says (32:21) and it tells me to eject the tape. So I ejected the tape and now the tape is stuck and wont go back in



1 Answer

Larry Stiles

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 301 Answers

The take up reels on these are weak. I take them apart and stretch the spring. the left side of the cassette housing can become bent down fairly easy. you should be able to gently bent it back up. the reel table is on the right side looking down into the mechanism, may also need cleaning.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

  • Larry Stiles
    Larry Stiles Sep 17, 2007

    part I was asking you to straighten is part of the cassette holder. It does not look like a pin bearing. can you give me a better description. it's not a good idea to bend anything that is in the tape path, like guides.



Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do I fix my VCR keeping auto eject and reject video tapes? please help me today

Bit difficult without knowing the model number and maker. But will try in general terms only to help.

A couple of causes come to mind. First there is some form of damage to the carriage that the tape fits in. Or something is inside the unit that should not be there. Applies especially if there are young people in your home!
Secondly a device called the mode switch has gone faulty. This tells the electronics what position the mechanism is in. If it is out of place due to some damage it can stay in eject mode. Some of them can get dirt in the works so giving a wrong reading.

The best thing you can do is remove the top cover and look at the carriage and mechanism carefully. It's generally the plastic parts that break causing trouble the most. Very easy to spot. If you can see anything like that it will need to be replaced.

Sep 04, 2015 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

I have a brand new tape adapter (for my iPod) that was working for weeks, but after I ejected it, it just keeps ejecting itself right when I try to put it back in. It will play just a tiny bit of the...

You might try flipping the adapter over the other way. If that doesn't work, you might want to try putting a cleaning tape in and clean the cassette heads. The tape player will sometimes eject a tape if it cannot read it very well. It assumes that the tape is damaged. Dirt on your heads can cause it to eject your adapter because it is having trouble reading the signal from the adapter.

Aug 22, 2011 | 1996 Chrysler Concorde

1 Answer

Wont eject tape

This often points to rubber drive rollers that have glazed surfaces.
If possible, remove the housing and watch the mechanism while you try to eject the cartridge. You should be able to spot the trouble area. You can also then use gentle pressure on an exposed area of the tape cartridge to extract the tape.
If you can, use lighter fluid (naptha) and cotton swabs to scrub the offending rollers. Keep waaay clear of the tape head (round drum), getting anything (even finger oils) on this can wrap tape around it for yards/meters.

Oct 24, 2009 | Televison & Video

1 Answer


If you "helped" the tape out in any way, that action most likely caused more damage. When a qualified technician sees an item before "customer induced damage" their job is easier and no "unusual" parts are broken which puts them in a good frame of mind and translates into a repair that you can be happy about.
However, if only the "eject" button was used to get the tape out, this is a fairly common symptom and worth taking to an experienced professional.

Sep 05, 2009 | RCA B27TF680 27 in. TV/VCR/DVD Combo

1 Answer

Tape deck no longer plays large DVCpro tapes

the tape compartment elevator has switch senors that tell the machine what size tape is in..

does the tape load all the way.. you need to tell us
is there an error code ?

either the sensor or the reel motors the feed and uptake the tape,,
they ride on rails and slide into position to accomodate the tape side they could be having trouble moving, dirty, broken actuator

Apr 07, 2009 | Panasonic AJ-D250 DVCPRO DV/Mini DV VCR

1 Answer

SONY VCR: Keeps ejecting video tape

When putting in a video the VCR has a tendency eject the tape and then shuts off. Then there are times it works fine. What seems to be the problem?

Apr 07, 2009 | Panasonic DOLBY DIG. 850w HOME THEATER...

1 Answer

The vhs tape will not eject or play it keeps reading Err.

the sensor that tells the VCR there is a tape in the player is bad or might need alined! (may cost more to fix then a new one!

Dec 08, 2008 | Daewoo DV-6T955B DVD Player/VCR

1 Answer

Replacing tapes


if the back up job has completed it should eject or
you should be able to tell the software you are using for a back up to eject.
or there should be an eject botton on the front of your tape drive.

Good Luck

Oct 30, 2008 | Quantum SuperLoader 3 LTO-3 Tape Drive

1 Answer

Error D


Nov 03, 2007 | Samsung VP-D361 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony Handycam DCR-TRV250 Digital Camcorder Logo


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Video Cameras Experts

Muntejaya Ginting
Muntejaya Ginting

Level 3 Expert

10422 Answers

Richard C Cohen
Richard C Cohen

Level 2 Expert

171 Answers

Lee Hodgson
Lee Hodgson

Level 3 Expert

4810 Answers

Are you a Sony Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides