Question about Panasonic PV-DV402 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
My panasonic PV-DV402 no longer works when a tape is inserted. Instead the power light blinks slowly, none of the buttons (ie. MENU) respond, and the camera shuts off after a minute or so. It has worked fine for years. I have removed and recharged the battery etc. and can think of nothing else to try.
If a tape is NOT inserted, then the camera appears to work fine - though of course it's not very useful
Have you tried with different tapes ? Could be that this one is binding inside, and the camcorder cannot move it. Will it fast forward and rewind ?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hai, If you are service engineer you can do this problem, Please, check the cassette IN sensing Switch. The place of the Switch is right side of the mechanism, Clean S/w with IPA solution & check. It will be ok or other wise you have replace s/w or mechanism.
Posted on Nov 10, 2006
SOURCE: palmcorder pv-L452D
Typical CCD sensor problem ...replace CCD block. This is normally due to a faulty component being installed so even if your camera is out of warranty try to have it done free of charge.
Posted on Sep 07, 2007
What u need at the minimum is an addon card for downloading(refer to the manual for the exact No. it is something like IEEE1395 or so) Then connect the cam to this thro' the cable.
If u use windows xp u have a movie maker. u can use that s/w. Else try to get pinnacle studio or studio 8 to dump and edit etc.
all the best.
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
That is the sad truth about Vista, manufacturers are either slow at providing support for older equipement or ignoring them altogether. Panasonic has not upgraded the software for that camera since 2003. You best solution would be to create a second partition on your computer and install Windows XP in a dual boot configuration, but that would cause problems as your should do it the other way around (install XP then Vista). Or you could buy a cheap XP computer (a used one or value one). Or you could upgrade to a newer camera.
Although you may luck out downloading software for a newer camera from panasonic, maybe this driver might work: ftp://ftp.panasonic.com/pub/Panasonic/Drivers/capture/ComMass.zip
Does the camera have firewire? Did you try connecting it that was?
Posted on Jan 29, 2008
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