Question about Sony Handycam DCR-HC42 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Does your camera make a buzzing sound as if it trying to eject? Or if you listen carefully can you hear the very faint sound of a motor free-spinning? I have just repaired a friends camera of a very similar model to yours with the same problem. There is a tiny motor in the tape compartment which comes loose from its "pathetic" mounting. This causes the gears to disengage and in turn renders the eject mechanism useless. The motor is in the bottom left hand corner (looking in as if loading a tape) right underneath the Player, off, camera selector. The motor simply needs to be repositioned to engage the gears. I then added some glue to stop it happening again (be extremely careful though as ANY overspill of glue will ruin the camera completely).
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
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