Question about Panasonic PV-DV710 Camcorder
My 710 has worked fine for years, but today, I went to record, and before I started, I used VCR mode to make sure I wasn't overwriting a previous recording. I rewound a few seconds and started playback. The tape ran a few seconds just fine, but then the tape stopped and the picture broke up, and finally the LCD displayed "F01" I had to power off and back on to try again, and this time, I had the same experience, but the LCD displayed F02. I've tried AC power, different tapes, battery power. Each time I receive either F01 or F02. The manual doesn't mention either error code, and it's sad because the machine functions fine for those few seconds before this strange behavior.
I have had this problem. Dont despair! It s a cleaning issue or possibly slight moisture issue. They want you to clean the tape heads. Stick a cotton cue tip in there; i didnt use any denatured alcohol or anything... like we used to do with audio cassette tapes. And/or With a little bit of warm dry air (sitting in the sunshine perhaps) it should correct itself in a day or so. Happened to me (at wrong times of course) maybe three times or so. But never even ruined any tapes that I am aware of. Take heart, its a great little machine when cared for. Except I actually, alas! finally droped mine and now cant get the door open! . . . I was using the PV GS150 primarily by that time, but am still hoping to get the DV203 running again, still pics were really no good on it, but everything else was. All these years worked like a charm, except the few times it zebraed out on me briefly.
Posted on May 14, 2009
Your playback heads might be clogged. I am not sure if this camera with give you a RF warning if your record heads get clogged. Also most professional machines drums are rated at 1000 - 1500 hours before they need to be replaced. If you are at 500 and never cleaned the heads it is time to. Run a cleaning tape a few times.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
Panasonic JVC Description
F01 No Take-up reel rotation
F02 E03 No Supply reel rotation
F03 E02 Mechanism has not unloaded to the eject position
F04 E01 Mechanism has not fully loaded to the stop position
F05 E04 Rotation of video head has stalled or to fast
E06 Tape drive motor is not rotating or stalled
F31 Data transmission error
F51 Focus motor is not functioning, No focus
F52 Zoom motor is not functioning, No Zoom
U10 Dew sensor has detected condensation or failed
U11 Video heads have been detected as dirty or failed
Matti Knuutila firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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