My camcorder does everything. Plays, records etc. But I can't get the tape out. The eject button does not work. Its like it doesn't even acknowledge it when pressed. Is there an emergency release button on this camcorder?
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:20:45 +0400
Getting a stuck tape out without damage is complicated. The tape wraps all around everything. And if its wrapped all up in the wrong way, its even worse. And if the tape is vital tape, makes it all the more white knuckle. BUT, if you are very good with a screwdriver and can see very tiny things, then there are options. Camcorders are very modular and come apart in a dozen or less basic pieces. The key piece for trauma free tape removal is removing the transport from the rest of the bulk. It seems like a lot of screws, but if you keep things grouped, then reassembly is no big deal. So you removed the display, the lens, the eyepiece, the main computer section, and all thats left is the transport with tape and all these unplugged ribbon cables. Notice there is a small drive motor near some gears with 2 solder blobs in one corner of the transport. You have already remover all the electronics from the transport and only have hanging connectors. If you could apply say 3v from 2 flashlight batteries to those 2 motor connections, that whole mechanism would just nicely spit that tape out trauma free. And if you just tap the voltage onto the motor for brief periods, you can partly back the mechanism out, if the tape is all tangle up in there. That may help you tremendously in carefully untagleing the tape without making further damage. I love this method of tape removal when I have to disassemble a camcorder anyway. Because its no big deal for me to reassemble and I can give everything a good checkup, as well as save the tape.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:25:22 +0400
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