I’ve had a Cannon ZR200 digital camcorder for a couple of years now. It’s worked great.A few weeks ago it started rejecting tapes with a loud beeping sound. I tried a few things, nothing worked. We went on vacation without it where I got oil inside my Cannon point and shoot and water in my son’s Nintendo DS (both ruined).
I just sat down to look at this ZR200 again and googled the problem. More than 10 forums reported the same problem with this camera. The solution: >> Turn camera on side – thump on side opposite the screen. <<
So I sighed thinking “no way is this gonna work”, but “thumped it” anyway.
Sure enough, problem solved.
I wonder what would happen if I beat the crap out of it… maybe it’ll become a high definition camera. Hmm.