Top 20 Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS12 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Questions & Answers

is it close without a cassette ? if so the reel sensor in the cassette compartment may be faulty. if the head drum not rotates the cassette drive will not work correctly, if so please loosen the head drum with a plastic rod or some tools like that. do not put your finger in hence sometimes will jam your finger. remember don"t touch the scanning chip of the head.

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Could be because LP record mode was used.
Alo it may be tape dropouts.
Dropouts occur after too many record/erase cycles.


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The best way to transfer video from a camcorder to pc is with the use of an i-link (or fire wire) cable. It allows for fast transfer. You will probably have to get an adapter for your laptop. I purchased a pc card fire wire adapter from Best Buy last week for $9.99 and the fire wire for $36.99. Then just make sure you have some type of movie editing software and you should be set....
Hope this helps :)

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Hello Cyn - What you're looking for is called an AC adapter.

The particular one you need is a Panasonic PV-DAC11A. You can find it online (try for about $60.00 and you might be able to find a used one on Ebay for less.

Good Luck Shopping and Thanks for using Fix Ya


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i make downlod from net to computer and make ctrl+s

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batteries plus sell this battery you are looking for.

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Tape mechanism problems can be quite complicated but they can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.

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This camera uses mini-DV tapes which are widely available online or in camera shops. If I was buying, I would start with

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Video head is dirty.clean by HEAD CLEANING CASSETTE. Read user manual.

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put a cleaning tape for head for 5-6 seconds,if it's not ok then head must be replaced

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I hav probloem
1- no hav software for JVC gr-dvl520
2-we can download in MY computer

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if still bars head must be replaced

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is it play back ok though?if also doesn't head must be cleaned or even replaced

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thank you for choosing

it seems that some parts in your Cam are Dirty.
please try to use the head cleaner disk first.
let me know if any changes happen.


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hi there,

remove first the cam battery for an hour.

post back again

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This problem is in the owners manual. It says that if you press reset and the problem keeps recurring you must have it serviced. Per the panasonic website if you purchased the camcorder greater than 1 year ago the flat fee for repair is about $265. Buy a new camcorder, thats the most cost effective solution.

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call 1-800-211-PANA (7262)

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Connecting wires between LCD unit and main board of camera seems broken and needs to be repalced in your camera.

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you definetly have a tape mech fault and this is going to have to go for repairs to panasonic.

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