Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV203 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I had the same problem and took the camera into a Panasonic certified repair shop. They did a thorough cleaning, then said something was broken in the tape function and it would cost $300+ to fix it. I declined to have it fixed, but the cleaning seems to have done the trick, because it's been working fine ever since (even though the repair guy assured me that was not the problem and I needed to go for the more expensive fix)! I did read online that a good cleaning was a potential fix for the problem, and it seems to have worked! I wasn't able to achieve the same results with my own cleaning cassette, I think it really had to be taken apart and cleaned thoroughly, which could probably be done by any camera repair shop. Good luck!
Posted on Nov 07, 2007
I had the same probelm with "Will only record or playback for a few seconds. Then 2 red flashes from the power light. Lights keep flashing on/off for a minute or so, then power cuts off completely." on my pv203. I was able to remove the plastic shield cover that loads the tape and noticed that one of the hinges that is part of the tape ejection was off. It was throwing off the reel sensor. My camcorder works fine now. Hope this helps!
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
The reel sensor is the problem of your camera...most of that problem is a poor connection of reel sensor to the main board socket or connector....it is need to be service now your camera...
Posted on Sep 09, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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the tape you are trying to use is in 'protect mode' happen to me tonight- (i am searching for an XP driver for this device)
simply slide the little tab on the actual DV tap (on top to unlock it and you are set to jet
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