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Tape insertion hi, the camera will let me put a tape in but won't retract the tape into the camcorder, when i remove the tape the retracting mechanism works fine.on the screen the message says to remove the tape.please help

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  • muzzle Feb 11, 2008

    This also happened to me, after having problems with the heads, and power issues. I think it is to do with the heads, possibly condensation.

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    I have the same problem. It won't retract when I put a cassette in. What can I do?

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    hey i got the same prob with the camcoder..any help?

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    same problem, just keeps spitting it back out and saying "remove cassette"

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    Same problem.

    Camera only 2 years old . disgusting.

    Cant even accept head cleaning tape.

  • wickedboyno1 Dec 11, 2008

    wont work with old tapes or new. old one was inside camera, and had been sat in there a while. as soon as i turned the camera on, it spat the casst out and refused to take anymore in.

    any luck?


  • smoody39 Dec 20, 2008

    I've had this camera for just over 2 years its been hardly used, really annoyed!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jacBE Apr 06, 2009

    Tape mechanism fine but when i put tape in nothing happens for 5 seconds then remove casette beeps up on screen :( Won't load any cassette.

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It's dirty inside, you need to send it off to be cleaned.

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SOURCE: Camera will not insert tape. Mechanism works OK without tape. Sony dcr-hc42

A C31:40 error indicates that the drum (the spinning video head) is either not spinning or is not supplying a signal to the main computer to tell the computer it is spinning. It could be a bad drum or a loose connection. It will likely take a qualified technician to verify the diagnosis.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot insert tape into canon MV800. Always ejects

Hi Everyone,

our MV800 was doing the the same so i "accidentally" dropped it (i got a bit frustrated and it was out of warranty) and now it works fine. please note it dropped about half a meter on carpeted floor while it was off.

Hope this helps


Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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