Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Hi, I have had this cmaera for just over 1 year. It boots up OK for about 25 seconds, then it goes to a blue screen with the message "push the reset switch" and starts to go beep-beep, beep-beep. Beeps last about 10 seconds. Then if reset is not pushed it shuts down after another 20 seconds or so. It does not matter in what mode the camera is set, the same thing happens every time. Removing battery, leaving it for a day or two and then rebooting and resetting date & etc, did not help. AC adapter or battery does not change it. If camera is in a dark room (or lens cap is on),it stays on about 5 to 10 seconds longer. Using the viewfinder or LCD screen does not make any difference.
SOURCE: head cleaning.
same problem in SHARP camcorders.
SHARP offers no satisfactory solutions.
Possible SHARP does not even manufacture a head cleaning tape.
If they do it is TOP SECRET.
I will never buy SHARP again.
Posted on Dec 22, 2007
SOURCE: "Push the reset switch"
I have the same problem with my new Panasonic Camcorder, and found out the problem came from using a mini DV tape rewinder to rewind the tapes (all brand new). It looks that the camcorder does not read the length after the rewinding. I spent an hour to forword the tape to its end by a pencil then the error is gone. Not a good solution but there is a reason.
Posted on Dec 26, 2007
mi proble is: the power is gone, no power in the camara
please giveme a solution att. norman mejia
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Posted on May 11, 2008
cam. to whatever you're going to do, record or play. Check the DV tape
record/play tab is in the correct position. Turn cam on. open
clamshell; insert tape correctly and always push PUSH to close and start the loading sequence.
A couple of things to avoid. When playing a tape, never press tape rewind without pressing stop tape first, the cam. will likely jam. Reported here early last year.
Make sure the cam. strap is pulled clear of the clamshell when opening it. It needs to open fully to start the transport opening sequence. Don't repeatedly load and unload the tape without running it
Posted on Aug 20, 2008
SOURCE: Will not focus
Sounds like one of the capacitors on the electronic circuit board is defective. Power is not getting to the auto focus motor. Was the camera dropped recently or placed in a wet/moisture-rich environment? Try taking the battery out and leaving the camera in the open, exposed to light and flowing air for a day. If it is a board problem, the cam will need to be opened and the board tested and certain parts replaced....an expensive proposition. Cam replacement will be a much cheaper solution. Check ebay or craigslist for a cheap replacement. Good luck....
Posted on Jun 12, 2009
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