Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-DV53 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Camera just won't work!!!

I turn the camera on and it goes on in both vcr and recording mode but neither of these modes will let me do anything. All of the buttons do nothing and the power light keeps blinking at me and within a couple of minutes it just shuts off. I have charged the battery for weeks so I know it's not the battery nor is it the tape because I have tried multiple tapes. Could anyone give me a good explanation or help on why the camera is doing this or how to fix it please?

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  • Desperado69 Jan 05, 2008

    I have a similar problem that I have posted with my rather old Panasonic RX5 VHS-C. It did work fine till a few years ago when I put it away in the spare room. Now I come to use it, I experience the same problems as BriGirl4433 where I get a picture throught the TV via AV leads and through viewfinder but no buttons work at all except for zoom. The red power on light flashes repeatedly and then shuts down after 10 - 15 seconds. There is a U10 code in the screen however.

  • jskncbc Apr 05, 2008

    I had this same problem start on Easter Sunday after the Photoshot button got pushed while we were recording video. I thought I had it fixed by going through the photoshot settings, I used the camera to record and then downloaded a tape to the computer, but when I got it out again this weekend the same problem is back and now I cannot get it fixed again.

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Are there any error codes on the screen? It sounds like your unit has a moisture problem or needs reset. Do the reset first. Remove the battery for about 30 minutes, reinstall and see what happens. If this doesn't solve the problem leave the unit in a dry area with the cassette door open for a day and then try it. If it still will not work you could have a bad moisture sensor (or most any problem) which will need replaced. If you are not capable of electronic repair you will need to find a reputable repair shop. Here a some websites which offer free estimates and may be helpful: http://www.videotech.com or http://www.camcorderrepair.com or http://www.videoonerepair.com Good luck.

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