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Recording direct to dvd

I want to record my tapes to dvd direct bypassing recording to vhs first.Ihave sourced a dvd recorder that is said to be able to preform this task. I think the only cable I'm missing is the usb plug . the manual says for nv ds65 only ,will this cable fit my ds60 and do i require it,and how is this task performed.thanks .


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USB Device Driver 3.00P

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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

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i need drivers for panasonic nv-ds60

Posted on Mar 02, 2008

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please provide me this softwere because without that my
handycam is of no use.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: how to get nv-ds65 on to dvd

Do you have a firewire or a USB cable?
Those are the only ways you can transfer your recordings to a DVD

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Panasonic NV-DS65 500x it gives power red flicker

This is not the problem with that battery. That battery is using for the clock & date memmory. From your question not clear the problem. First you check the flickering condinously or after two or three or some another numbers flickering then giving some intervel then it doing again.
Any way I can give u a solution. Open the black cover remove the flex cable which is connected in between mechanisum and main P.C.B. & remove another flex cable which is connected capston motor & main P.C.B (which is big flex cable just closed to tripod fixing hole. Then clean with sprit & cotton bud. After five minute refixed it again. Mostely it should work. Try this if the problem is not solved tell the details of the flikering of the red light

K. R. Rajan

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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