I am experiencing an infuriating problem with my Canon MV30i. Back in November I brought it back for repair and it cost me about 130euro. It's just over 3 years old and apart from this problem functions perfectly fine. Here's the problem : I turn on the device and open it to input a tape. When the tape is spooled and ready to use I almost immediately get an error message "Please Remove The Cassette". I only use good JVC or Panasonic tapes - the camcorder itself has had light use (certainly less than 200-300 hours). It's never been anywhere where there's sand/dirt etc. The repair is probably still under warranty but before I bring it back to the shop can anyone shed light on this problem? I've had no luck googling it - but what I've read about some other Canon camcorders leads me to suspect that it's a known problem... that Canon won't own-up to.