Question about Panasonic NV-GS230 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
Hi! I bought a NV-GS230 a few years ago and I can't take the tape out of it. I've always taken good care of my camera and I didn't use it in any extrem condition... but now, when I open the tape cover on the camera, nothing happens!!! Can you please help me with this?
Thanks a lot!
Well if the tape is not moving then there is something wroung with the motor inside, $600 for repairs there nuts when you can buy the part on ebay.com and put it in yourself for less then that. I think you need a secound opion on the $600 thing and not throw away this camera and look for the part they said went out online you will save your self a whole lot of cash.
I am sure this can be fixed for under $50 bucks as the board on ebay I seen for $35 before. I would do some research before throwing this away.
Posted on Jul 14, 2009
This problem has nothing to do with whether you took good care of the camera, it is caused by a failure in the very complicated tape loading and unloading mechanism, it is either the drive belt has failed or the mechanism has a broken part, the bottom line is here you will need to send this into a Panasonic authorized repair station, the sooner you realize that you can't fix this at home the sooner you will have the camcorder back in use.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
Check the door latch and springs to make sure they are intact. They may have fallen loose. It also may be a firmware malfunction in the circuit board due to faulty capacitor or just planely the latch needs to be greased.
Posted on Jul 06, 2009
Reset al settings to factory defaults.
Alo remove battery from cammera and meomry card from it.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Sounds like a battery issue, if not, electronic.
Is the battery charged? Try keeping the power cord plugged in, then turn on the camera. There might also be a LOCK button or switch somewhere. Ensure it is not in the LOCK position. Then try opening the tape cover again.
Let me know how this goes.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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