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Re: Cannot play my recorded films
If the camera is not showing recently recorded clips then the problem is fith the recording system, but if you are not able to view the old recorded tapes the there may the simple defect of head getting dirty. a head cleaning tape would solve the problem
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Maybe something is loose. Maybe you can try the "Fonzie Fix" below which is actually for problems with the tape compartment not closing all the way when a tape is inserted. I know it sounds silly but it's worth a try.
ericemartin Rank: Apprentice Rating: 100%, 1 votes There is a fix for this which was posted for either the ZR 200 or 400. They call it the "Fonzie" fix. Just hit the camcorder with your fist on the side where the tape goes in (with the door closed). Hit it lightly once, try inserting the tape. Repeat this process with increasing force each time until this works.
Surprisingly, this worked for me. Obviously, there must be something loose for this type of solution to work. I actually had it working once, then it acted up again. I tried the same solution and it's working again. No problems for several days now.
WOW! You've realy got some problems. With this combination of failures I would suggest that you may have gotten envloved in some environmental conditions which have caused differing unrelated symptoms all connected to exposure to moisture. The focus data is communicated through a flexible printed cable to the lens and may have the connector eroded by moisture. Ordinarily a cleaning tape should restore playback if it indeed was able to properly record in the first place (same set of heads in use for both record and playback). If the play and rewind buttons do not function you may have another cable problem.
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This does require disassembly to remedy the problem. There are various possible fixes.
The most prevelant I have seen is cold solder connections of the board connector for the fpc cable from the top operation switch block ass'y. All you need is someone who can handle this task, like a professional. The controls that you are experiencing problems with are all linked with one cable and connector. One bad solder joint can cause serveral operation faults.
I have been experiencing the same problem with my Panasonic PV-GS120. I don't know the root cause or real solution, but I found if I keep playing the tape, rewind->play->rewind->play, eventually I would get the image back normal.
I think I would try to clean up header with a header cleaner to see if it helps or not. If not, I plan to submit a request to Panasonic support to check out possible solution.