Question about Panasonic HDC-DX1 DVD Camcorder
I inserted a new DVD into the camcorder. When I started recording, I got a message to check disk. I tried to eject the disk, but it came back and said the control data damaged and then displayed "rebuilding disk control data do not shake camera". I have let it try to "rebuild" the control data for hours but it never finishes. I have tried it both on battery power and electrical power and also pushed the reset button, but it just cycles through "Reading Disk", "Control Data Damaged" to "Disk Data is Being Repaired..."
Any help would be appreciated before I send it off for repair. I can't believe there is not a manual eject on this to prevent this kind of problem.
There will be a manual eject but its slightly tricky. There will be a small hole(about 1mm diameter) near the tray where you insert the DVD. Just insert a samll pin or something into it and keep shoving it in and out by repeatedly pressing the eject button. If its just a stuck DVD then it will come out in a JIFFy. Otherwise send it for repairs as taking the unit apart might void your warranty! Good luck!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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This can be caused by several problems including the transmission gear in the tape mechanism not engaging properly or a defective clutch in the take-up spool and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.
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