Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
As I was rewinding the tape in my camera, I pushed the stop button and all of a sudden the display went to a blue screen and the counter went to all zeros. Now it won't play, rewind, or fast forward, but you can hear the tape doing something in there when I push one of these buttons. I was watching the tape this morning on the camera so I know the video is on there. This is the third tape this has happended to. I used the camera after this problem,and taped a play, and this tape rewinds and plays fine. Why does this happen and can it be corrected or are these tapes history? Please help!!! Tina
SOURCE: Help it's going to fast
Your camera has a capstan servo problem which is more than likely being caused by the capstan motor itself.Nothing you can do youself,would suggest bring to service but reccomend getting estimate before repairing.
Posted on May 23, 2007
SOURCE: Incompatible Tape
try a cleaning tape first - best not to rewind the cleaning tape because it will put back the crud previously removed ? into your heads and guides ( last tape to play is prime suspect ) ; - - digital heads wear faster than analog so a new set of heads is next possibility but if the cleaning tape works . . . retire your library soon as possible .
Posted on Jul 29, 2007
SOURCE: Tape wont eject
put the camera to your ear , power it up and listen ! if it sounds . . . jerky ? your tape is stuck to the heads ( not easy to get out , cassette may be toast and - time is money ) ; if you hear whirring sounds ? before shuts down your cassette housing may be bent ( will need disassembly etc . but not usually expensive ) because - if it is a loading problem , it will usually eject ;
Posted on Sep 05, 2007
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
SOURCE: Powers off
the capstan motor of the camera is not running that why the power display is blinking and when you eject the tape there a portion of the ribbon that left..it is a poor connection of the capstan motor to the main board of the camera...
Posted on Dec 16, 2007
SOURCE: Resetting Problem
We have owned this camera since November of 2004. We had the same issue that you are having. We finally realized that the "press the reset switch" beep was more frequent when the battery was getting low, regardless of what we were doing with the camera. We usually got "the beep" when we would press record, but it would happen anytime, really. Eventually, we had the problem all the time. A quick trip to the camera shop solved the problem..we needed to buy a new battery.
Since we bought the new battery several months ago, we haven't had the problem since. The new battery was (I think) about $40. Don't buy one from the panasonic website...I couldn't believe what they wanted for the same battery...can anyone say rip off??
I'm not sure if my solution will help you, but that is how we solved our reset switch problem. Good luck to you!
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
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