20 Most Recent Panasonic VDR-M53 DVD Camcorder Questions & Answers

its probibly gone :( you prob took the disk out to quickly

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 26, 2010

Finalization menu will come if camcorder is powered by its AC adaptor.
Plug AC Adaptor in your camcorder to get Finalization Menu to finish disc recording.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 19, 2009

Power on the camcorder. Push the disk navigation button, then the menu button. Scroll down until you find the option to finalize disk. Follow the instructions on screen. You will need to have it hooked up to the ac adapter inorder for it to work. Good Luck!

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

I would try very carefully cleaning the read/write lense with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. If that does not fix it, you will probably need to have it serviced.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

Does it ask you to format the disk? You will need to format it before it is ready for use. Good Luck!

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

I have the same issue. If you gently pull on the dvd door while trying to eject it should open for you. More of a workaround than a fix.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 680 mAh ( included )
Supported BatteryPanasonic CGA-DU07A

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009

If you will look at the front of the camera (where the lens is), you will see a gray door that opens. If you will look in there you will find: USB port, AV outlet and external microphone jack.
Hope that help you out...

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 15, 2008


I'm having the same problem that Sandyur is having. There is something on the disc because I can view it on the camcorder. I just can't view it on the pc.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 25, 2008

you can find the software from


Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 15, 2008

I had a rough time too until I realized that it will only work with a fully charged battery in the unit. Did yours come with the software disc and could you email the files to me? Thanks hope it works for you.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 05, 2008

clean the disc

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 18, 2008

only Panasonic can help you .

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jul 21, 2018

The head is jamming causing it to stall. Could be a damaged tape or a take up spool issue.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jul 15, 2018

The mechanism has a motorised locking mechanism ans uses a mode switch to operate the motors. Without the test rig, it will not work.

Panasonic Video... | Answered on Jun 23, 2018

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