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Flashing Power Light

I have recently experienced a problem with my panasonic NV-DS29B camcorder.At first the problem was intermittent but is now constant.It powers up fine with no tape in, but with a tape in, the power light flashes and the camera shuts down after about 1 minute.During this time no playback or recording functions are available.I have no condensation warning symbol and the camera does detect when no tape is inserted. I have tried many tapes but still same problem. Please can you advise. Many Thanks Mark

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Re: Flashing Power Light - Panasonic NV-DS29B Mini DV Digital Camcorder Video Cameras

The internal battery is worn out

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Re: Flashing Power Light

If that is happen and when you eject the tape there are some tape the camera and unplugged the capstan motor wiring to the socket and put it back make sure it last solder it to the circuit board..

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