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Panasonic Camcorder My camcorder will not record. The power light just flashes on and off. The camera comes on and there is a picture on the screen, but when I press the record button, nothing. The power light continues to flash. Help!!

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Thats an indication that no disc or wrong type of disc is present. Have you tryed to clean the laser lens>> or using the approved lens cleaner for this unit?? try it and see you may be surprised. good luck

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Important Notice
Digital 3CCD Camcorder

Panasonic has discovered a premature component failure with a limited number of PV-DV953 (2003 Model) and PV-GS200 (2004 Model) 3CCD camcorders, which may cause an abnormal camera picture (incorrect color reproduction, reddish, noisy image, etc). This anomaly is limited to a specific range of serial numbers listed below.

If your camcorder demonstrates the specific symptom and falls within the serial number range, Panasonic will repair the camcorder free of charge.

Please call the following toll-free number for assistance in receiving a free repair:

Panasonic Call Center: 1-800-973-4264

Model # Serial Number Ranges

PV-DV953 (2003) E3Hxxxxxx, F3Hxxxxxx, G3Hxxxxxx, H3Hxxxxxx, I3Hxxxxxx, J3Hxxxxxx, K3Hxxxxxx, L3Hxxxxxx and A4Hxxxxxx
PV-GS200 (2004) C4Hxxxxxx and D4Hxxxxxx

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