Question about Samsung SC-D103 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Hello, my Samsung vp-d381 has developed a fault, the screen shows the eject symbol followed by the letter L. The camcorder is now stuck in the eject state and won't accept a tape. I've followed the solution in the manual but the the fault still persists. Does any one know what the fault message means and how I can clear it.
YOU CANT CLEAR IT. THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE TAPE TRANSPORT IS BAD. SOMETHING BROKE INSIDE TRANSPORT AND NOW IT WONT ALLOW YOU TO LOAD TAPES
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
SOURCE: white lcd on my camcorder
hi there.. the video screen has a ribbon cable that passes through the hinge and when it wares it breaks ..this is the fault you have.. i have replace the ribbon and have previously posted the repair details on the fault website..if you need help with getting part or instructions, e-mail me ..cost of ribbon £11.40 and about an hour of your time to replace.. good luck..Stefan
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: My Camcorder Breaks the tapes
Your camcorder needs to be cleaned and or serviced ASAP. Please do not use any more tapes, as you may have a stuck roller head or sticky contact surfaces that can "catch" the tapes intermittently.
You should be able to have it serviced very cheaply at a camera store, but I would not use it any further for danger of potentially ruining the camera.
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
I hate to be the one to tell you this but most Dell's do not have a firewire port unless you requested it to have one when you purchased it.
Below is a picture of what the opening of a firewire port looks like:
If you cannot find one of these, I'm sorry to say you don't have the necessary port.
You can buy a daughter board to put in your Dell that will give you firewire ports
Here is a link from eBay with some:
And one from best buy:
If you do decide to buy one of these, please comment on this post or re-post as "Help with installing a firewire PCI card in my Dell" and I, or someone else capable, will gladly help you.
Hope this helps
Posted on May 04, 2009
OK there are NO cables as such for that PC, as of normal, to get Video into this machine you will have to use either, a USB TV/Video card, and use the AV inputs. OR put a Video TV/Video Capture card into a PCI slot, and again use the AV inputs to connect via. The you will have to use the AV leads Yellow, Red & White, OR the SVHS port if available. You will also need software to record the video stream, If you camera has FireWire then you could install a FireWire Card into a PCI slot and hook you via that, you will still have to use software though. Sometimes the camera, has proprietary software to edit and work with the Video from the camera, usually via FireWire. To get said software go to the manufacturers web site, and download a copy.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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