Question about Panasonic PV-GS300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Malfunctioning One-Touch Navigation & Joystick Control

I have rarely used this camcorder, and now I have taken a couple short video recordings, and I can not play them back. When I turn the joystick control to play back, it remains on record mode. Then it switches to playback for a few seconds, but the joystick does not consistently activate any of its functions. Then it switches back to tape record mode and remains there until I turn the power off and back on. Then there is another brief period in playback mode before it turns back to record mode again. The same problems occur when I switch to other operating modes. Everything clicks back to tape record mode, and the joystick acts erratically.

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You can try first a reset from menu, then , if firmware is available you can reinstall firmware.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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    Ginko Sep 11, 2008

    Is it a Panasonic > PV-GS300? like in title? I can look for a download.

  • Ginko
    Ginko Sep 11, 2008

    Here is the download page for the GS3000, there is no firmware available. It is also possible that the touch panel is faulty, and that can be the cause for the camera doing funny.

    If the camera is under guaranty it will be fixed for free.
    If your warranty is expired call Panasonic and ask if they sell warranty extension
    Call Pana here By phone: 1-800-211-PANA (7262)



    Here you can also
    Find a service center

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