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Problem with Playback and Record on camera

Hi We are having troubles with recording and playing back on our video camera. It records for about 5 seconds then stops and the power light then flashes and won't do anything. The same thing happens with playback. We have plugged this into direct power and it doesn't make any difference, nor does a video head cleaner disk. Any help would be great.

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  • feeeona Feb 21, 2008


    Yeah I found that solution on the net after a while. Very frustrating problem and such a simple solution. Thanks for confirming the things we did!! It appears to be working fine now.

    Top stuff!

  • dibbled Feb 26, 2008

    My camera appears to record but does not playback can you help

  • laurie4281 Dec 03, 2008

    Thanks a heap. Solved the problem in 10 mins as you said!

  • Anonymous May 07, 2009

    we are having problem in recording & playback with our camera its recording only for 15 second & then automaticly stooped

  • jameschurchi May 18, 2009

    i have the same problem with my nv-ds60, switchs off after 5 seconds when you try to play or record.



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The fix is really easy and costs nothing, just 10 minutes of your time!

*I fixed mine (twice) this way*

Turn the cam over.
remove all the screws holding the dark plastic bottom on the camcorder, remove it carefully.
Now you will see the ribbon cables, VERY GENTLY, wiggle them from left to right (about 1mm each way), then push them in.
Test by putting your battery back on and see if it holds a tape, or plays without blinking and switching off - you will be happy.

The fault is simply that one cable (I can't tell you which one) becomes loose over time, so it just needs to be pushed back in and the condensation error and/or the door closing problem go away!

A lot of folks are buying cams off eBay like this as it's such a simple repair!

Good luck - please help others - post back if it works!

Posted on Feb 21, 2008

  • SoftaDina Mar 15, 2011

    I had a pitched battle with the straps and the screws BUT IT WORKS!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!



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