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No Power and Camcoder Tape Stuck Inside

Lost all ability to power up Mini DV Camcorder, and I need to remove the tape currently in unit so that I can have it serviced or trashed for parts.

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    Robert Harrison Jan 15, 2009

    My post didn't take the Brand & Model which is Panasonic PV-GS320. I'm need to have it serviced and the tape has some racy stuff that needs to stay with me, or be erasedor I'm dead meat. lol

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Hi!

Please provide me with brand and model no. Maybe it is not finalized or it got shut off during finalizing.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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    Rylee Smith Jan 14, 2009

    It may have got stuck due to loose labels or has tangled itself with the roller. Try FW REW again and again to detangle it. And while doing so if you can gear a diffrent sound then that means the tape is tangled.

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    Rylee Smith Jan 14, 2009

    If you hear a diffrent sound then try to open the tape compartment by force or by unscrewing the compartment

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Hi,
I need to know model and brand to provide you correct info.
Here I would suggest to remove and attached battery and try to eject tape. Not ejected yet then apart camera and disconnect / unplug loading motor connections from main board and apply 4 or 4.5 volt DC at motor terminals and rotation of motor leads to unloading of tape mechanism and eject.

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You will require the power to rtemove else it can get damaged .still you can try opening it manually by removing the screws and locks from the from unit where the tape is inserted.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • chapli Jan 14, 2009

    To remove tape, insert proper tool under cassette door and carefully spread brass or plastic slotted door brackets just enough to release it from two opposing pins on the cassette holder. Hinge door away from camcorder and remove it completely at the pivot point. Break away plastic knockout covering loading motor and apply no more than 3 volts to unload tape from mechanism. Please note that a factory bulletin shows that IC6006, a 5v regulator #XC62AP4502MR, may cause intermittent or no power symptoms on this and mini dv camcoder models.

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