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Ryan Ton Posted on Nov 29, 2006

My camera won't record and doesn't allow playback!

When I turn on my PV-DV102D palmcorder with a mini DV inside, the camera will eventually shut off after anywhere from 10 seconds to a couple minutes. During this period the word "camera" will not appear in the upper-righthand corner of the lcd screen as it usually does. I pressing the record button seems to have no effect and when I press "play", "rewind", or "fast forward" in VCR mode, nothing happens. The red power light blinks the entire time it is on. When there is no mini DV in the camera, it will go much longer before shutting off and I can still access the menu. I have checked the battery and it is fine. I would greatly appreciate any advice to help me out!

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  • Posted on Sep 06, 2005

SOURCE: Palmcorder playback question

Use the RCA cables that come with the Palmcorder® to connect the Palmcorder® from "A/V out" to "A/V in" on the VCR. Then change the VCR to line mode.



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  • Posted on Oct 12, 2007

SOURCE: PV-GS9 mini dv playback problem

I have the same problem, Try to go on record view and record for 2 sec and come back to play back. It should work tamprarly. I am looking for a permanent solution. If you find one let me know!


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  • Posted on Mar 03, 2008

SOURCE: When I turn on my Panasonic PV-DV102 evrything comes on, however, the record button or playback button will not work. Also the power light will blink eventually the unit will shut off. Battery has b

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