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Ag-dvc7 when turned on am told to push the reset button.then told needs to be serviced

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Re: ag-dvc7

Most likely cause of this problem is loose or dirty cable connections to the video head or mechanism in the camera. get a tech to disassemble the cam and check the flex cables connecting the main board to the mechanism. same fix is good for AG-DVC10 and AG-DVC15.

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Panasonic AG-DVC7 Mini DV Camcorder comes on with blue LCD screen with a message in red "press the reset button" .....when i do that, another message appears in red "this camera needs to be...

This is usually caused by an oxidized, misaligned or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.

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Sep 15, 2011 | Panasonic AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder

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I take the cover off the door, using the eraser as the end of a pencil - lightly press on the recording head (drum). Put a tape in and watch to see if the tape now wraps around the head and stays in position to record.

Sep 15, 2011 | Panasonic AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder

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It turns on but when you push the recorder button it shuts off

Bad power switch... very, very common with the DVC7 and DVC15. Get the power switch/recorder button assembly replaced and hopefully you won't have the problem again until the new one decides to act up.

Apr 09, 2010 | Panasonic AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder

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Camcorder will not turn on.

I'm not a technician, but we just sent our AG-DVC7 to a repair shop. For $45.00 they told me the CCD Unit and the CCD board were bad. they wanted $250.00 for parts alone. The camera is 8 yrs. old and I don't see a $400-500 repair as a good investment, as the new unit is only $1000.00

Jan 19, 2010 | Panasonic AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder

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Need to replace lens

The DVC7 has a 43mm filter thread on its lens. Depending on your Bower's thread size, you may need a step-up or step-down adapter ring to fit it to the DVC. 
After checking if you have your sizes correct, you need to remove the DVC7's lens hood. After that, it's just a matter of screwing the wide angle lens to the DVC's lens.
Hope this helps!

Nov 14, 2008 | Panasonic Proline AG-DVC7 Mini DV Digital...

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take the tape out of the camera. you don't need to put a tape in the camera if you are not recording in the camera.

Apr 20, 2008 | Video Cameras

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Is there an easy fix to Panasonic AG-DVC7 camcorder error F05, cylinder lock?

when you press the reset button, the first thing the camera does is a self-test of the mechanism. "cylinder lock" is displayed when the video rec/playback head drum (cylinder) motor does not operate or operates intermittently. this is usually caused by a poor connection on the small cable that connects the head drum assembly with the main control circuitry inside the camera. disassembly of the camera is necessary to clean and re-seat this cable, along with the cable that carries the video information to the head drum. I have repaired several of these cameras with this problem. it's not difficult, but an inexperienced repair person can do more damage than help if they're not careful.

Dec 10, 2007 | Panasonic Proline AG-DVC7 Mini DV Digital...

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Panasonic AG DVC 20

check beneath the fold-out LCD screen.

Dec 01, 2007 | Panasonic AG-DVC7 MiniDV Proline Camcorder

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