Question about Panasonic NV-GS50 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Can not playback

Suddenly it just wont playback. when I'm trying to playback on VCR mode it shows black on the LCD screen, I can see the displayed timecode battery etc. but the timecode is not running. I can run the video cassette back or forward or play it but still it shows black screen and the timecode is not running. There is not a problem with the LCD, it is working fine on camera mode. Also while trying to record every thing sounds and looks OK but the timecode is not running as well. Of course, I can not know if anything was recorded... I tried watching a prerecorded tape but it is still that black screen. Also i tried head cleaning cassette but it didn't solve the problem. please help me!

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  • omer shadar Jun 03, 2007

    yahh.. that's what i did. i didn't want to recomend doing it, but it fixed the problem. thanks

  • glistoff Dec 29, 2007

    i have got the same problem with panasonic. nothing helps at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • rddddddd Apr 01, 2008

    hi , ive had the same problem did not use the camera for 2 years . i presumed it was broken , after reading the comments i got it out and charged it . give it a whack hey presto it works cheers *********************

  • Anonymous Apr 03, 2008

    The timecode
    is not running in playback mode, camera mode and not in record mode!!! sometimes ti workes after "smack", but not now. Stupid Pana. What to do?

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What kind of smack???

Posted on Apr 03, 2008

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You know what i had the same problem for months and after reading here i too gave it a smack and it worked but never buying a panasonic again

Posted on Jan 27, 2008

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It works for me too. i just gave it smack then it works just fine after that. 

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

I have the exact same problem with a panasonic NV-GS50. If i give the camera a smack it usually fixes the problem. hope this helps

Posted on Jun 03, 2007

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