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Tape loading mechanism initialisation error [NV-GS11eg]

Hi, the problem is in the tape loading mechanism so when I put the camcorder "ON" the tape try to eject even the door closed, and the message "press reset button" appear and if I open it then put "on" it will eject and load infinitely even no tape in. the only way to operate the cam is to insert a tape, close the door, let it try to eject (with the door closed), so when the message "press reset button" appear I press reset then record few seconds and the camcord is ready for the session, but the problem reappear after power off-on but this is just a trick I have discovered. so how to fix this problem, at seems the camcorder did not recognise if a tape is in or not thanks

Posted by Miloud Mahi Moussa on

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  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2008

    Hi,

    If you have solved this error please inform mee, couse I have got the same problem.

  • amiram40 Apr 29, 2008

    I was looking at the web and it seems that this reset problem is very common.

    "Press the reset" problem

    "tape does not eject"



    they claim that the source of the problem is the main board.

    I am giving up and about to buy a new one, NOT Panasonic!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    same here but no more garantiee!!!!
    can't even view the tape!! great service :(

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SOURCE: Transfer of video from Panasonic NV-GS50 tape to computer

You will need a firewire card in your PC and firewire cable to connect your camera to the PC. you will also need a software like Windows movie maker which can help you to transfer videos from your camera to the PC.

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SOURCE: trouble with finding Panasonic NV-GS11 Mini DV Digital Camcorder driver / software

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SOURCE: driver softwar for NV-DS 65

You can download windows XP drivers here.

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SOURCE: how do i reset my Panasonic nv-gs70

Hi,

It is on the Right hand side of the camera, just underneath the finger grip. Next to the Auto|Manual Fucus button... about 2 cm to the right.

Hope that helps

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Lost driver software for Panasonic NV-MX500 Camcorder.

OMG, took me forever to find the driver, contacted the support centre who told me I had to pay $25 just to get it on CD

Finally found it by doing a 'round-a-bout' search

http://www.panasonic.co.uk
navigate to support and downloads then type in "NVMX" and select 'software driver' scroll down the page till you come to NVMX50. Should be two downloads there, one the driver the other the audio update.

After installing this on my new dell pc, it was able to identify the camera and webcam... HOWEVER although I can get webcam to work via messenger, my mic is no longer working??? even after the audio update so go figure??? I use to be able to use the mic on skype before downloading this... what a pain

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