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TAPE COMPARTMENT KEEPS POPPING OPEN

I HAVE A CANON ZR300 IT KEEPS EJECTING THE TAPE.  WHEN I TAKE THE CASSETTE OUT THE COMPARTMENT WILL CLOSE.

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my ZR200. I put the tape in and close it down but then it pops it back up. If I take the tape out it works perfectly. I close the door and then the machine pulls the tape compartment in so I am able to close the main door.



    I am 100% sure it is not a tape problem because its the ONLY tapes I buy and I have used it several times.

  • radubradu Oct 18, 2008

    My Casio 750i does exactly the same.

  • helloodvdm1 Jan 17, 2009

    I am afraid I have exactly the same problem. I have hardly ever used the camera. I have told I might as well throw it away.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    same thing

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    yeah, i have the sony np-f750 and it does the same thing. It's very frustrating.

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I Had The Same Issue And Fixed It :o) I Have A Sony Handycam CCD F-730A 8mm. I put the tape in and close it but it would not load the tape down. It just pop back out. If I took the tape out, it works perfectly and would loaded the tape doc down and close.

1st: I unscrewed and removed the door to the tape. Where the tape can be seen. 2 screws hold it down. Without the tape inside. I Saw a Clear Small Plastic in the inside of the camera where the tape sits on each side. On Both Sides, Left and Right are clear plastic like sensors. They look Like Glass and are small.

2nd: I Cleaned them both with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. It Worked. The tape loaded and worked nicely.

It was strange. If i touched one of the small glass like sensors. the mechanism the loede the tape would not work. When The Glass sensor was blocked by the tape or just by my finger in front of it, it would not load. Very strange.

Bluelikealex :o)

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