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Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 24, 2017


I checked several forums for you and the general suggestion is just live with it. Panasonic will charge you 330$ to clean the lens assembly and update the firmware and the problem will come back in 2 days. Then they will tell you they have to change the whole lens assembly $550. The problem will come back again. Twenty or more people said the best thing to do is just live with it as it does not interfere with the cameras performance in any way. It sounds to me like this problem is engineered into the camera to milk money from you. All of the users that have just ignored the warning are still working fine, They just say it's annoying.One sent it to a shop to see if they could just disable the warning, You can not. After reading every ones exact same problem I can feel comfortable recommending that you simply follow their course and ignore the warning message. Everyone that sent it in was robbed and the problem came back within a month and ignoring it does no damage to the camera or the video it produces. If I were you I would send Panasonic a letter complaining about this issue and tell them what you know about their scheme. Ask them why so many people are having this problem and they can not fix it. This is just another example of bad business practice. I see this more and more each day in all types of products. They figure you paid a lot for Your camera and you will pay a lot to fix it. Maybe if you make enough of a fuss and threaten to post this horror story to tech forums all over the internet they will send you a better camera. I did that with a Compaq Presario laptop I paid 700$ for. I had to send it in for warranty work 3 times in 6 months. When I threatened to post all my communications with them and my horror story HP Quality assurance sent me a 1400$ HP Pavillion fully loaded just to shut me up. HP bought out Compaq. Apparently these mega companies do not want their secrets out so they will pay you off to settle you issue if you ride them with honest complaints about their bad business practices. The last thing they want is people to realize what they are doing. I hope you found this information helpful. As there is no way to actually fix your problem yourself I hope you find this information I gave you valuable enough to rate it fixya for me. If you ride the company the way I instructed you you will get satisfactory results and in most cases better equipment out of them. And I will get the 6 bucks for telling you how to force them to help you. This is the absolute best answer anyone will be able to give you here. Others may try to tell you all crazy ways to disassemble the lens assembly and cleaning contacts. Doing so will ruin your camera that is not even broken and void whatever warranty you may have or your chances of getting them to replace it with better equipment. In any event, Let me know how you make out. If you need more help getting the company to help you you can send me an E-mail to geokohler@gmail.com and give me your number and all your info and I will ride them for you on your behalf as your qualified technician. I do this for a hobby so I will not charge you anything. I just hate seeing big companies taking advantage of their customers. Hope to hear from you soon,
George

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 27, 2016


You can not change a camera from NTSC to PAL. The systems are completely different and there is no way anyone can do it even the manufacturers would not bother with that.

What you can do however is to take your picture using NTSC then you get to an editing suite like Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. If you upload or capture your NTSC video in the PAL environment of Premiere Pro then you will have that converted automatically but there will be changes to be made by adjusting picture size and so on. This I found out can be done with very little picture quality loss. Though with some cameras sound syncing can be something you might have to work on.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 09, 2011


The most likely cause for this is a zoom or focus lens out of place or impaired in some way. This will require disassembling the camera to remove the lens assembly and then disassembling the lens block to repair. This can be done fairly inexpensively but it's not really a user serviceable problem and should be repaired by a qualified service technician.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 27, 2011


It seems that the cylinder head drum is not turning as there is a failure in the servo system , the servo motor or the drive.
This can also be due to failure of the HALL IC which switches the motor driver IC or it can be a failure of the power to the drive or even a mechanical block on the cylinder.
Open the cassette tray and feel the drum to be free, if so use a hair dryer to warm the inside of the set with the tray open so as to dispel any moisture which could have triggered the DEW switch to cut off the cylinder so as to prevent tape entangling.
If this wont work then there is fault in the servo which might need a qualified tech help.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


The head is dirty and needs cleaned. Look around for a MiniDV cleaning cassette. If you can't find one, then you need to clean them manually. You will need foam swabs and Q-Tips could possibly leave behing a strand of cotton, plugging the head further. Also don't use rubbing alcolol. It is 30% water Gert 100% isopropyl. Consult your manual for the required cleaning spots. There will be a few,

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010



This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 10, 2010


This repair should be done by an experienced technician. Most likely a connection issue between the lens and the PCB. This usually requires that we disassemble the camcorder, repair connections, and apply a special antioxidant grease to the connectors. www.austintelstarservices.com

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 02, 2010


Hello there! Focus ring lock means that some how the focus ring is not turning freely. If it turns easilly then inside the optocoupler unit which reads out the movement of ring must be dust or damage.in the flexicable. Therefore somehow the camera should be disassembled got cleaned by pressurized air in case of dust and reassembled and hopefully it should work without problem.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010


Hello there! I need to see the lens you bought or to let me know the type or brand so i can tell if this to replace the original one. You can clean the lens with the VFK1901 cleaning liguid and VFK1902 special cloth,you can order them from Panasonic dealer near you.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 02, 2010


cierre:

http://www.ranchoapartefilms.com/PDF/AG-HVX200_%28ESP%29.pdf


Catalogo:

http://www.videonatura.info/archivos/Catalogo%20AG-DVX100%20%28castellano%29.pdf

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 29, 2010


Hello there!You must disassemble the camcorder and spray inside the connectors on the left side where ccd and camboard are connected, with special contact cleaner spray.Then reassemble and put connectors in place ,when power on the problem should disappear.
Must be a misconnection in the flex cable or the cam board connections.ATTENTION!! qualified personnel only!!

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009


When the movement of mechanical position does not completed
to move unloading direction within regular time.
must remove cas. cover and if tape is not slacked apply 4 volts on loading motor connector and the cas. will go out.This problem is not repairable by not authorized personnel.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009

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