"Tape Not Inserted" on Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder
I get a message -- "Tape Not Inserted" -- on my Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder when there is a tape inserted. The palmcorder will not play or record. I've tried different new tapes and switched batteries, but still get the same result. My tapes are Panasonic and I've only recorded four or five tapes in total, so I haven't exactly worn out the camcorder. Any ideas? Would be much appreciative.
Re: "Tape Not Inserted" on Panasonic PV-DV203 palmcorder
If you are service engineer you can do this problem, Please, check the cassette IN sensing Switch. The place of the Switch is right side of the mechanism, Clean S/w with IPA solution & check. It will be ok or other wise you have replace s/w or mechanism.
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I have a similar problem but went to panasonic.com website and found something that hopefully will help a lot of you.
Once the webpage loads, click on the "Support" link near the top middle part of page. You will see three tabs and click on the 3rd tab labeled "Support."
Another page loads where you have "Option 1 enter model # or keyword" so type "PV-DV203" in the box next to "option 1." The results will appear and go down to the last entry titled "Drivers & Downloads: Camcorders." Viola, choose the software you need!!
Now my problem is, I have Windows XP so I don't know if I can still download these myself? I too have lost my CD software and don't bother calling for assistance: they will charge you $14.03 for another CD!!
You shouldn't. The PV-DV203 means it is one of Panasonic's MiniDV, digital cancorders. You should only need the cable(s) supplied with the camera, and either a FireWire or USB port available on your computer. Windows Movie Maker should be able to download the video and allow you to edit it.