Question about Panasonic PV-D308 VHS-C Analog Camcorder

1 Answer

Panasonic PV-D308 Palmcorder - no sound

Recently my Panasonic PV-D308 Palmcorder began having sound issues. I can record and the picture is fine, but no sound on playback. Any thoughts on how to fix it, (myself?) or how much it would cost, where to get fixed, or if it is worth fixing? I would love to give it to a friend to use if I could fix it. But without sound it isn't worth that much.

Thanks a bunch for any help!


Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 48 Answers
Re: Panasonic PV-D308 Palmcorder - no sound

It's probably not worth fixing. Camcorders are so cheap these days and it's high time you upgraded to a good miniDV camera or even a hard drive model.

You could try resetting the camera. See if there's a firmware update for it that may address the issue. Go into the menu to see if you accidentally muted it.

But if a repair is in order, rule of thumb is that if you get an estimate that is north of 50% what you paid for it, you're better off taking that money and buying a newer, more updated model.

Digital Camera HQ

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Panasonic pv-gs15 will not play back recorded video in the mini dv deck. all i see is a blue screen with red text ''picture'' on bottom right corner of the screen

Make sure your tape tab is open. See if this works. Sometimes the tab should be closed to prevent eraser or recording over existing film but sometimes the tape tab has to be open to allow for playback or dubbing?

May 28, 2010 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV...

2 Answers

My screen is striped blue during playback with no soud panasonic palmcorder pv gs15

Your tape has a small latch on it that closes to protect from recording or eraser and opens to allow for playing or dubbing. Slide it open and see what happens.

Sep 25, 2009 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV...

1 Answer

Panasonic palmcorder

this is either a sinc problem or you tryed copying a write protected disc.

Jan 02, 2008 | Panasonic Palmcorder VDR-M50 DVD Camcorder

1 Answer

Timed recording?

Sorry. No such thing avail, to my knowledge.

Nov 19, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV...

1 Answer

Doesn't record

The most obvious problem here would be the Lens Cap. Is it removed? Information on the screen-- time and date, recording speed, etc., indicates the LCD is working-- this is likely a faulty CCD. The CCD is a tiny sensor in the camera that receives the image from the lens, like film in a camera. If yours is a JVC camcorder, check out this link.

Panasonic models also have some CCD issues. Hope this helps.

Nov 18, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-L353 Camcorder

1 Answer

My Panasonic Palmcorder PV-L353 VHS Shuts off after about 10 mins.

oh, just found out this is actually normal, it switches to stand-by mode automatically, but my cam only stays on for 18 seconds wen a tape is in, and it wont record or playback...

Oct 27, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-L353 Camcorder

1 Answer

Palmcorder pv-L452D

Typical CCD sensor problem ...replace CCD block. This is normally due to a faulty component being installed so even if your camera is out of warranty try to have it done free of charge.

Sep 06, 2007 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV...

1 Answer

"Tape Not Inserted" on Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder

hai, If you are service engineer you can do this problem, Please, check the cassette IN sensing Switch. The place of the Switch is right side of the mechanism, Clean S/w with IPA solution & check. It will be ok or other wise you have replace s/w or mechanism.

Nov 08, 2006 | Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV203 Mini DV...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Panasonic PV-D308 VHS-C Analog Camcorder Logo

104 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Panasonic Video Cameras Experts


Level 3 Expert

56797 Answers

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7053 Answers

abdul rauf
abdul rauf

Level 2 Expert

383 Answers

Are you a Panasonic Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides