Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS12 Mini DV Digital Camcorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 19, 2016 | 148 views

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


Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013 | 51 views

batteries plus sell this battery you are looking for.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 17, 2011 | 62 views

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 :)

Panasonic... | Answered on May 29, 2011 | 47 views

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


Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 11, 2011 | 57 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011 | 135 views

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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Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 21, 2010 | 75 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 21, 2010 | 79 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 06, 2009 | 326 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 311 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 14, 2009 | 77 views

if still bars head must be replaced

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009 | 272 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 23, 2009 | 195 views

call 1-800-211-PANA (7262)

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 18, 2009 | 168 views

Take the battery and/or any power sources. When it is turned off with no power, press the reset button momenterily. I hope this helps.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 07, 2009 | 1,326 views


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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Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 03, 2009 | 901 views

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.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 11, 2009 | 410 views

when you connect the camera to your mac via firewire, make sure you have an application open that will allow you to import the material.    The most common application being 'imovie'.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 08, 2008 | 327 views

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

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 29, 2008 | 99 views

the cameras internal power supply or pcb has a fault so i recomend you have it checked out by a panasonic technician.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 18, 2008 | 642 views

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