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Canon ES8400V Problems

by lovedoctx / April 25, 2004 6:12 AM PDT

I am having problems with my HI8 camcorder. I was on a trip to Michigan from Texas in January and when I got back to Texas I was going to record a Dairy Queen. I pressed the record button and looked at the LCD and it was the end of the tape. I pressed the eject button but nothing happened. I pressed the button a couple more times and all of a sudden it started to rewind. I tried to press the stop button with no success of it stopping. Then the tape finally ejected. I took out the tape and put another on in. When I closed the door it sounds like it is rewinding, then fast forwarding and then pops the tape back out. I take the tape out and close the door and the tape compartment goes down. Anytime I put in a tape it does the same thing. I can't record to any HI8 tapes or even play them. I would send it back to the manufacturer but I lost the reciept and UPC so I can't get it fixed for free. Since I didn't buy an extended warranty from where I bought it from they can't fix it. I was hoping there is something I could do to fix it or if I have to send it in to Canon. If you know, please help.

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(NT) Try the usual. Get that tape out, get under a bright light and look around for a loose bit of "fluff", tape or foreign materail. I use a dental mirror as well.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 6:43 AM PDT
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I have looked for anything and found nothing. I have opened the camera (carefully) and still don't see anything it could be. When I called the Canon tech he said it could be condensation and to take out the battery and keep the tape compartment open and put in a dry place for 24hrs. I did it and it didn't work.

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(NT) My story on the condensation detector. Mine failed. I got lucky and a "Tech" disabled it. Cost? They owed me so about "one favor."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 26, 2004 12:26 PM PDT
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Re:Canon ES8400V Problems
by Carpster / June 7, 2004 7:42 AM PDT
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