How to Remove Stuck Camcorder Cassettes

By Kay Ireland

Having a cassette get stuck inside a camcorder is a fairly common problem that many camcorder users experience. Removing stuck camcorder cassettes is fairly easy. Most often the problem stems from now having a power source or another cause that is easy to remedy. If you have a cassette stuck in your camcorder, don't panic and never try to yank or pull the cassette out.

Step 1

Plug your camcorder into the power cords and attach to a power source. Try the Eject button when the camcorder is fully powered up. Press the Eject button until the cavity opens fully before attempting to take the cassette out.

Step 2

Power off your camcorder. Remove the battery from the camcorder.

Step 3

Move the camcorder's power switch to the "On" position.

Step 4

Leave the tape door open. After thirty minutes replace the battery with the power button still in the "On" position and the tape door open.

Step 5

Close the tape door and press "Eject."