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Mini dv won't record on new tapes

My panasonic pv-gs65 mini dv won't record on new tapes. everything else works fine. ironically, it will record on recored tapes. any help?

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SOURCE: PV-GS9 mini dv playback problem

I have the same problem, Try to go on record view and record for 2 sec and come back to play back. It should work tamprarly. I am looking for a permanent solution. If you find one let me know!

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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SOURCE: How to capture recorded vedio from Panasonic NV-GS15 Mini DV Digital to Laptop

U get usb cable and a software cd with ur cam.Install the software and attach ur cam to pc with the help of USB cable and get ur movies copied from cam to pc

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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I covered several threads that recommended buying a Mini DV cleaner and running it up to 4 times. They also suggested to change to change your video tape as it may have been the cause of the original problem.

These solutions may have worked for many but not me. My camera was becoming progressively worse. It went to blue bars and no sound to no picture at all...just blue. After using a cleaner 4 times I became frustrated to the point I was going to buy a new camera.

However, with the camera still playing, I did the typical guy thing and rolled up my fist and gave it a good hit along side of it. Remarkably it went back to just the blue bars. I hit it again and it went back to a perfect picture. I'm not saying this will work for you and hitting it too hard could make things worse but I was at a point where I didn't care any more and took a chance that paid off.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Upload content from PV-GS65 to LAPTOP

there should be a usb port on the camera. below the mic in, under the flap to the right of the on/off.
should be able to get this cable at any office supply/ camera store.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: Blue bars during playback

Your heads are dirty , clean with a cleaning tape.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a panasonic mini dv video recorder. After

close the tape compartment take the batery of press the power button on and holding the power press put the batery back and wait let me know

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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I have a Panasonic PV - GS65 mini dv . When i press record it works for a few seconds and then it stops and tells me to push the reset button . After that is don it continues to do the same thing

This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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I lost the disk to my pv-gs65 camcorder how can I get another one so i can use my usb connect?

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Upload content from PV-GS65 to LAPTOP

there should be a usb port on the camera. below the mic in, under the flap to the right of the on/off.
should be able to get this cable at any office supply/ camera store.

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had the same problem, it seems to do fine without a tape in it :so I took the tape in and out a few times and I guess the alighnment was better so it works for Now..So Give it a try

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Take a magnifying glass to the firewire port on the camera. Check to see if it looks damaged at all. I've used firewire with my students for many years and this has happened to me on more than one occasion. The student is not as careful as he could be when plugging in the cable. The inside of the firewire cable becomes damaged. This is a cheap fix. Buy a new cable. However, when the port is damaged, it is an expensive fix. Since the computer recognizes another camcorder it may not be the computer. And if you are using the same cable, then it will probably be a hardware issue with the camera. Look at the port and let me know if anything looks out if place.

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