Question about Panasonic PV-GS29 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I am getting horizontal blue bars on the lcd when i playback tapes.
I tried the cleaning tape and still had the blue bars. So I tried the hit and still had the blue bars, probably because I'm female. The tape still had some recording time available so I decided to see what happened when I recorded. It played back with no blue bars and with sound. I rewound to the older recordings and was also able to play back normally. I put in another cassette and had blue bars again. I found a part of the tape that was not important and recorded for 1 minute and was able to play back normally. I put in the third and no blue bars.I know it it's only a matter of time before they come back because I had them before. I have a plan now- On every tape at the beginning of each recording I will leave a few minutes of space as a buffer just in case I need to record to stop the blue bars. Hope this helps somebody.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
I had the same problem with my camera i hit to the Camera body down side and its working now.
Posted on Jun 09, 2008
Need instruction manual for digital camera use PV-GS29
Posted on Jan 21, 2011
I have a 4 year old GS12, but apparently it is also submissive under physical duress. Two firm palm-whacks on the tape side, and the blue bars are gone. I love it. The down-side is that I had already researched and picked out my new Canon HD miniDV cam already. oh well, maybe next christmas. :(
Posted on Dec 02, 2008
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 work but I was at a point where I didn't care any more and took a chance.
Posted on May 30, 2007
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