When I try to eject the mini DV tape I hear it trying to eject but nothing moves. Now I can't even record because when I go to the camera mode it says "remove the cassette." Is there anyway to manually eject the tape?
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I had this problem and I only ejected a cassette. I tried new and old cassettes. Same result as you experienced. What I did and I again don't condone striking electronics as a means to repair them but, at the advice of another post and having tried everything I could think of, I stuck the bottom of the camcorder with the palm of my hand several times and it worked. I don't know why it worked and it really shouldn't have but it did. I think the real problem is a cleaning/lubrication and ultimately should see service by a local trusted shop. Try it I had nothing to lose and it worked for me.....
When ejecting the tape you must hold the eject switch down for a full second. There are two stages to the eject process just as there are with the insertion of a videocassette. Hold the button in position long enough to hear the motor mechanism start.
Stripes are either caused by -
Bad tape - try a new tape
Dirty tape head - can it be cleaned? Cotton wool bud and some metho?
Try a different tape first.
If that doesn't help, clean the head. Is it under warranty?
Try a different tape in case the take up isn't working in the previous tape.
Clean the tape heads with a tape cleaner in case there is buildup on the pinch rollers causing the tape to jam or slip.
If those solutions don't work, you should take it into a repair shop to have a closeup view as to what the problem is unless you see something obvious like a spring broken or loose or a bent piece or foriegn objects in the deck.
You may want to check the record lockout safety switch located on the tape. This button can get moved by accident and the camera will refuse to record on that tape. Also, be sure the camera is in "video" mode, not "photo" mode. Some of Canons camcorders have a digital still camera mode which stops the camcorder from functioning because the photos are being recorded to a memory card and not your tape, please check this swithc as well.