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Can't insert tape into sony handycam

by jkesselman1 / July 13, 2009 3:57 AM PDT

i have a sony HDR-HC5 handycam. i cant get a tape to load. i have switched to try different tapes, but nothing will go down/load. the tape that was in originally no longer will load/close. this happened once before, but somehow after turning it on and off, the tape went in. This time nothing seems to work. Any ideas? Is this common? I am not even sure how/where to get this fixed (although I am guessing it could end up being cheaper to buy a new one if i can't resolve this)?

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I had this problem to
by imshane17 / July 14, 2011 12:27 AM PDT

I spent quite a while trying to close someones handycam tape. The solution for me was simple: Turn it on. Not sure if this is the problem for you.

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Since the alternative is
by boya84 / July 14, 2011 6:44 AM PDT

to pay for repair or replace the HC5, perhaps the "smack" trick is worth a try.

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same problem...now fixed, but beware!
by ftgltool / January 10, 2012 9:48 AM PST

Search youtube for "repair sony camcorder error code c:32:11" video by johnhanmyk. It's the shorter 2:40 second video. His fix works as I just did it 30 minutes ago, but now my camera is eating tape! I'm looking for a solution to this new issue.

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