I have 2 mustek dv 4000. 1 is my friends its old and wont power up. when I plug it to the computer the light powers up on the side but I get no response that its connected on my computer. I bought a new one and I have the same problem like the old one. It wont power up and stuff but if you recharge the batter you can feel it when its warm after a wile but again it doesnt turn on. I tryed to talk to mustek and they couldnt help me ..Got any Ideas
I had this problem with something similiar it could be that computer programme not compatible with usb. If it wont work from the usb at back of computer and you have pentium 111 that could be the problem but it might work with an older computer with pentium 11.regards.
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but to be honest best thing to do is look by the charging point will have the voltage and ampage inputs to charge get a charger that matches those inputs if i remeber correctly (i used to work in the service center for mustek) the old fatter nokia chargers work in this to charge it
indicates an empty or missing backup battery. The backup battery allows
the camcorder to retain date, time and other settings when the main
power source is removed. The flashing symbol is not recorded by the camcorder so you can continue filming without problems.
stop the flashing symbol remove the old backup battery and replace it
with a new one, or recharge the built-in lithium battery if the
camcorder has a built-in rechargeable battery. Note: when the
backup battery runs out during filming please do not remove the power
supply (battery pack) before the camcorder is powered from a household
power source and power adapter, or the user settings and date/time will
For more detailed information please consult the instruction manual.
I have about 2 dozen of these that my students use at my school and the power supplies are kept in a locked room only to be used by me. The reason? They get easily damaged.
The little metal part that plugs into the back of camera is often the culprit. If the power supply/charger is pugged in and the metal tip at the other end touches anything metallic (keys, metal tripod, etc.), it will short out and render the unit useless.
If the amber light doesn't go on on the charger, and you are sure you it properly connected to a power source, then my guess is that it's a damaged power supply.
You can purchase a new one online at Panasonic
Go to this link and click on the Parts locator link near the bottom of the page.
Be sure the batteries are not the rechargeable types. I had this problem when I first got my camera about 4 years ago. Also, try adjusting the quality settings for the functions. For example, set the photo function at normal rather than fine.
Use a DV cable to connect the camcorder to the computer.
Determine whether your computer has a 4-pin or a 6-pin DV terminal. Use an appropriate, commercially available DV cable for your computer's DV terminal.
When making this connection, the use of the compact power adapter is recommended.
How to connect
1. Turn the camcorder's POWER switch to .
2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to .
3. Connect the computer's DV terminal and the camcorder's DV terminal with the DV cable as shown in the image below.
The location of DV terminals differs between computers. For more information, please refer to the documentation that came with your computer.
1. Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer.
2. If the computer freezes while the camcorder is connected, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, do as follows.
(1) Disconnect the DV cable, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer.
(2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and reconnect them with the DV cable.
3. The image files saved on the hard disk drive of your computer are original data files. If you wish to edit these image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original.