Question about Video Cameras
There is a service manual, top link, it's a 4 part RAR file. Below is a user manual., for your series camera.
This is a pretty typical, fault, I would suspect that the "Mode Switch" has gone faulty, & quite, possibly, because it's bunching up the tape, the "Pinch Rollers" or the Reel Drive, motor, or sensor, or drive, circuit may be affected, these just spontaneously fail, &.this is one of these are the commonest things that displays these symptoms. You need to get you camera serviced by Panasonic, They are in Carbine Road, Mt Wellington, they have the skills and parts to repair your unit, they are a very specialized thing, and so finely manufactured, that considerable experience, and skill, plus parts, are required to effect a repair on camera, such as this. Ask for a "Quote" that way you can decide what to do, as sometimes a seemingly simple problem, may end up more than a second hand one or even new.
This link has a free service manual, if you ask.
Posted on May 04, 2010
Hello, I would like to help you with your camcorder problems.
Regarding the first, sourcing a camera to AC adaptor: You basically need to bite the bullet and buy a 'universal' one from an electronics store (or ebay if that suits you better). They aren't free, but less than a replacement from Panasonic. As long as the universal transformer can deliver the voltage in the amperage range your camera requires (this will be in the manual or on the bottom of the camera itself) you should be okay.
Regarding the second, i am not sure I understand the process your camera put you through. It sounds like it was working, and then it stopped showing image, so you cleaned the heads with a special cleaning cassette. After that I am not clear if the camera is chewing the cleaning cassette or subsequent video tapes? Since I don't want to recommend anything that further jeopardizes your priceless home videos, I'd have to say : send the camera in for a servicing with a Panasonic certified tech.
At least, don't put anything but blank tapes in it to chew until it settles down.
Can you clarify your situation, is it basically chewing everything since the head cleaning cassette?
Posted on May 03, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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