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Old November 24th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Fails/Slow to eject

Hey all,

Was doing a wedding last weekend when my camera failed to eject the tape just before the ceremony. I opened and closed the door a couple of time...nothing. So I turned off the camera and tried again. This time, no problem and all was normal for the rest of the day and evening.

I thought lately that it was slow to eject once in a while, but wasn't sure if I was imagining it or not. Also, it was cold that day and the camera was chilled a bit from outside.

Could it just be the cold? Has anyone else seen this? Should I run to Sony repair because this happened once? I'd hate to spend hundreds sending it to them just because it had a blip from the cold, but I also don't want to feel that panic again just before a ceremony, let me tell you...

And can you believe that this would be the ONE time I forgot to bring my backup camera. I think I aged ten years in that 30 seconds. I was ready to tackle the lady next to me who had a camcorder with her.

Thanks for any info.
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Old November 25th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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I had that a few times over the last 2 Years.
Sometimes it seems a "timing" issue.

I mean, if you turn off, or on, or change from camera to VCR mode and in the middle decide to open the door, it happens sometimes.

Turning off, wait a few seconds and on again alway solved that.

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Old November 28th, 2008, 09:13 PM   #3
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Thanks, Peter. I feel a bit better...
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