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F08 Error message, keeps shutting down

Hi, I have inserted a tape into Panasonic AG-DV2700 Mini DV Player/Recorder. It closes normally then it shuts down and show a F08 error message on the display. When i switch it back on, it whirrls to life for a while before shutting down again. I do not have this problem before and i have used it to play any kind of tape for quite some time. I have been using it to connect from the MAC to the TV

How can i retrieve my tape and how can get the player to stop shutting down? Thanks

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The situation with MY Panasonic AG-DV2700 is this: put a tape in and the recorder tries twice to load it and then switches off, showing the error code F08. If I switch it back on again quickly, before the head drum stops spinning, the machine begins to wind the tape forward, NOT at full speed but at about camcorder speed or a bit slower. Pressing the display button until it shows TC ............. may give a readout, ie if the tape has been recorded on. You cannot switch the VCR off or stop it or eject the tape; the recorder has taken over and winds the tape until the end; THEN it springs into life and goes << into its usual "warp speed" rewind and is totally accessible to all controls. The trouble is, I imagine, that the NOISELESS slow >> FF gives the impression the DV2700 is doing NOTHING when in fact, for whatever reason, it's winding to the end of the tape. To get the tape out; switch the recorder on; if the loading mechanism retracts [ best see this with lid off - 2 plastic side cheeks slide back about 0.5 cm and then lift up, with a bit of manoeuvering ] then switch off at the mains. Apply a small voltage, 3 - 6 volts, to the big motor at left side of loading tray and it will open, cassette unharmed - make sure tape isn't loaded or you will stretch the tape and ruin it.

Posted on Aug 02, 2011

  • Roger D Hamilton Aug 02, 2011

    WHEN I REFER TO "get the tape out"; I MEAN FOR THOSE WHOSE MACHINES WON'T RESPOND AS IN MY DESCRIPTION - IE ONCE YOU ARE IN CONTROL THEN YOU CAN EJECT THE TAPE IN THE NORMAL WAY - BUT.....YOU ARE ONCE AGAIN GOING TO GET THE F08 MESSAGE...WELL THAT'S THE WAY WITH MY AG-DV2700 !!

  • Roger D Hamilton Aug 03, 2011

    OK; a follow-up on EXACTLY what works for me, and might also work for anyone else:-

    I put a tape in and the machine makes its usual grinding-sounding noises [ this is a metal plate that has a number of guide slots, or canals, that shifts the various parts that load the tape - taking it out of the cassette and wrapping it around the drum head - driven by a small motor via worm cogs ] loading the tape. Instantly the tape is retracted and a moment later it tries again. Almost as quickly the machine switches off and up comes the F08 error message. As soon as the recorder switches off switch it back on again; ie before the drum stops spinning. The VCR then goes into "fast forward" mode - tab the display button, if necessary, until the TC [ time code ] readout comes up, if the tape has been recorded on. This "fast forward" mode is about the same speed as a camcorder, or even slower, and IS VERY QUIET - you may not notice and think the VCR is not doing anything; the DV2700 won't switch off at this point and it won't respond to any of the transport control buttons, except to show the usual arrows, but doesn't obey the commands. Wait until it has reeled to the end and then HEY PRESTO!, it goes into automatic fast rewind and you're in business, Trouble is, once you've ejected the tape you have to go through that palaver every time; so, when you insert a tape, have it wound most of the way through - leave a couple of minutes remaining to be on the safe side - and the AG-DV2700 will work ALMOST as good as new - WELL mine does at any rate !

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Get it to a shop. The error is a drum servo related problem. Don't force the mechanism or you'll be out even more...accordianman

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  • Roger D Hamilton Aug 01, 2011

    I have the same problem with the Panasonic AG-DV2700 VCR. The machine shuts down after twice pulling the tape out and placing it against the spinning head, with the F08 message. If the VCR is switched on again quite often the tape will go into a normal fast forward, ie not the hi speed FF of this machine, but same as miniDV camcorder. You cannot switch off, play or eject the tape; but just wait for it to get to the end and then it goes into hi-speed rewind and begins to register the Time-Code, remaining tape time etc - gets to the beginning of the tape and then is ready to play.

    To get the tape out, after it has shut down with the F08 message: restart and when guides retract and you hear the clunking noise where the tape is drawn into the cassette, switch off at the mains. With the lid of the VCR still off apply a low voltage battery [ 3 - 6 volt ] to the cassette tray motor - the big one on the left front side, observing correct polarity and the tray will open, and the tape is unharmed.

    The tape loading plate, underneath the head, can be seen if you take the drive out and turn it over, then remove the large circuit board - [ lots of ribbon cables and plugs to remove, inc the one for the afore-mentioned motor ]. If the plate is worked to one side then it can be removed and the various bearings of the tape loading mechanisms can be tested for dryness and stiffness. A little oil helps to restore the working. There is a plastic [ brown colour ] cam and another toothed cam that may drop out if the drive is turned over. The plastic one has a u-shaped bit at the end to control another tape loading mechanism - make sure you return the rod into the u-shaped bit; otherwise, as I did, you wonder why nothing happens when you re-assemble and try to load a tape.

    I'm still working to get it right; not sure about this drum servo business - maybe can be fixed, if it's not electronic - what's the deal there ?

    My machine stopped loading the tape - the guides would only go so far. I think it is because the small tape loading motor's [ back right ] cog came loose and would not longer drive the loading plate. It dropped off and it took me hours of swearing before I came across it, as usual, where you wouldn't think it would be, it's so small. I glued the cog back on with superglue; so the VCR kind of works but not as it should obviously.

    Also found evidence, when VCR first opened up, that someone had been there before me. Some oil had been inserted under the protective plastic plate covering the timing switch, near the tape motor and had to be removed. Note that when this motor is removed the afore-mentioned cog fits into a worm screw - this screw drops off, so watch out for that.

    You have to open the drawer to get the plate covering the drive off - the screws holding the drive in place are underneath that. The fascia comes off fairly easily - just gently prize up the thin plastic bits that hold it in place - watch out for the two connections - one to the mainboard and the other connecting the front LEDS via a flexiboard [ ribbon cable housed in a plastic plug ].

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