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Help Canon GL1 "REMOVE THE CASSETTE" problem

by nopEda / February 1, 2009 4:02 AM PST

I have a Canon GL1, and the way it appears is that I can put in a
tape and record on it once, but when I try to record on it again
later I keep getting the message "REMOVE THE CASSETTE". It does
the same thing when I try to play the tape. Most of the cassettes
I don't see anything wrong with, but a couple of them had some tape
hanging out of them. Is anyone familiar with this sort of problem?


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Remove cassette...
by Papa Echo / February 1, 2009 7:06 AM PST

Does this happens only to tapes which have been "used" (record or play) on the same camcorder ?
It looks like the camcorder is detecting "loose tape", i.e. the take up spool is not winding the tape "tight" enough. Try a cleaning cassette, or a trip to the repair shop for changing of belts and rollers, etc. ...., howeve, wait for other ideas...

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Same Problem!!
by trevor48 / July 19, 2009 5:21 PM PDT
In reply to: Remove cassette...

Over here in Europe it's called a XM2 and is doing this at irregular but frequent intervals!! Right now it's impossable to get it to work at all!! Happened on a job once!! Anyone know any solutions bedise sending it to an expensive repair shop?

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by smallstage / July 21, 2009 12:56 PM PDT

It usually happens when i leave a cassette in the camera and put it away and come back to it later. You would think Canon would have a solution.

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remove cassette
by marvinork / November 6, 2011 9:29 PM PST

am in Africa Kenya with the same problem. what can be the solution!

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