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Panasonic AG-EZ30 motor noise nothing moving

Hi, I've got a second-hand EZ30 which I knew had recording problems with the heads. I just want to use it as a camera and burn to a dvd. But it came with motor noise that runs constantly no matter what you do, whether there is a tape in it or not, etc. But I can't actually see anything moving in the works when I look inside. Any ideas?

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  • zarkon65 Dec 10, 2007

    It's definitely a motor. It's a grinding sound. Given this answer, my guess is that it's the ejection motor that's grinding away.
    Sounds like it's at the bottom near the middle. The only time I can get it to stop is when I switch it from vcr to camera, and then only for a moment. Otherwise it runs as long as the camera is on. Is there any way to stop the motor? Again, I don't really need the tape record function, just the camera. Also, when you put a tape in and try any kind of playing, it pulls the tape out of the cassette.

  • zarkon65 Dec 10, 2007

    Oh, and there are no error messages except that it doesn't recognize that the record tab is set to "record"



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Well if it uses a tape mechanism .It will only have 3 motors .LOADING, CAPSTAN and HEADS.If one of these is running without tape ,you should get an error of somekind of your screen .If there is no error from mech then noise is possibly an electrical whine from the LCD panel power supply and or main camera power supply .

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