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Panasonic nv-ds60 the power ligth on my camcorder keeps flashing when i try to watch the contens of the tape or record something and everything stops!!!thanx for any help vix

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  • 6949 Dec 24, 2007

    I HAVE TWO DS65B RECORDERS AND BOTH DO THE SAME THING WHEN YOU TURN IT ON THE LIGHT FLASHES FOR ABOUT 15 SEC, THEN TURNS ITSELF OFF IS THIS A COMMEN FOULT WITH THEM

    THANKS MALC

  • 4kidsmum Dec 27, 2007

    sounds familiar. when i go to record 'index' flashes on the lcd screen. then records for 3 or 4 secs. it sounds like the tape is being chewed. then the power light starts to flash. help help help

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    the power light comes on but after a few seconds it starts to flash in bursts of 3 flashes, even when connected to the mains?

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The fix is really easy and costs nothing, just 10 minutes of your time!

*I fixed mine (twice) this way*

Turn the cam over.
remove all the screws holding the dark plastic bottom on the camcorder, remove it carefully.
Now you will see the ribbon cables, VERY GENTLY, wiggle them from left to right (about 1mm each way), then push them in.
Test by putting your battery back on and see if it holds a tape, or plays without blinking and switching off - you will be happy.

The fault is simply that one cable (I can't tell you which one) becomes loose over time, so it just needs to be pushed back in and the condensation error and/or the door closing problem go away!

A lot of folks are buying cams off eBay like this as it's such a simple repair!

Good luck - please help others - post back if it works!

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • mariuspopro Mar 13, 2011

    Thank you . I have an Panasonic NV-DS60EG for 6 years and suddenly stopped working showing those symptomes( camera was starting but I could not record any more or watch the tape.The red power led was flashing and nothing was working even if the camera looked just ready to be used) I just tried the way you described it and it works perfectly

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It's connectors may be loose inside the camera. Reinstall all connectors of pcb.

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Hi there I had the same problem, and managed to fix it by going through the forum below: http://www.camcorderinfo.com/bbs/showthread.php?t=109308&page=5&pp=15 The camera works beautifully now and no extra $$ to be spend fixing it. Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

I'm having the same identical problem here. Apparently it's caused by the fact that there's some condensed water inside the camera. I'm trying to find a solution but no luck.

Posted on Mar 08, 2007

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