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Blue Bars and No Sound

On playback, my PV-GS39 displays recorded images with no sound, and blue, horizontal bars across the picture. This happens with every tape, so it's a problem with the camera.

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  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    I have the same symptoms with my PV-DV953D. It could have been caused by a bump it received while in my backpack.



    I did not try to fix it yet. Does anyone have any ideas?



    Tim

  • Pelicula Feb 13, 2008

    A friend of mine borrowed the camera for a while around the time I noticed the problem. It seems very likely that this friend could have dropped it.

    Lately the problem has progressed to a totally blue screen, and when I film with the camera and test playback on another camera, the blue lines remain, no sound.

    Friends of mine with limited knowledge on the subject have suggested that the motor that turns the tape isn't working properly or getting enough power. They also added that if the former is true rather than the latter, than the camera might as well be a paperweight.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    Hello,

    I feel your pain - I have a PV-GS300 with the same problem: 5 blue horizontal bars and no sound.

    I have babied this camera, and do not recall a bump.

    Before I send it to Panasonic and pay the $261 for repairs, does anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you,

    John

  • rtbrain Jul 13, 2008

    I have the same problem. My camera was not even a year old when it started. It has not been dropped. The first couple of times I was able to resolve by cleaning the heads but that is no longer working. I hope someone has the fix for this, I have found very little info online about this and found nothing at all at Panasonics site.

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My advice is that you should by a DV cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head.
good luck!
Luwangula

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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your heads need to be cleaned with a cleaning minidv tape. about $20 for one of them, otherwise you will need to fork out a bit of cash to get the heads replaced... probably better jut buying a new camera - a hardrive one!

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tape path needs to be aligned.

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Hello. I also have the PV-GS39. I had the same problem as you have, here is what I DID to resolve my problem.

1.Go to: http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS39.D

the above link will take you RIGHT to the web page to download the PV-GS39 Software & Drivers that YOU WILL HAVE TO HAVE. But if you have WINDOWS VISTA then you can use the WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER software that is ALREADY PRE-INSTALLED on your PC then you will NOT have to download the software from the above link.

2. You HAVE TO have a: FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD. I got mine at: Best Buy for: $53.86 with taxes. the name of this card is: DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD.

3. You ALSO hae to buy the CORD that connects to the PV-GS39 and the DYNEX FIREWIRE IEEE 1394 PCMCIA NOTEBOOK CARD, the cord costs $36.79 ALSO at Best Buy.

I did ALL 3 of the above and now I'm copying my movies and videos from my tape in my camcorder onto my PC and BURNING the video onto DVD/CD Disks.

If you have any questions, you can email me at: uggyredmonster@comcast.net.

Sincerely,
Rick D. Michaels

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

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Your heads are dirty , clean with a cleaning tape.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Bars across picture when replaying tapes.

The tapes were recorded in LP mode and the replay is set to SP mode. Switch from "EASY" to "P" and replay and you should be OK

Posted on May 29, 2009

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