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Tina Benvenuto Posted on Apr 16, 2017
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Panasonic Mini DV Camcorder

As I was rewinding the tape in my camera, I pushed the stop button and all of a sudden the display went to a blue screen and the counter went to all zeros. Now it won't play, rewind, or fast forward, but you can hear the tape doing something in there when I push one of these buttons. I was watching the tape this morning on the camera so I know the video is on there. This is the third tape this has happended to. I used the camera after this problem,and taped a play, and this tape rewinds and plays fine. Why does this happen and can it be corrected or are these tapes history? Please help!!! Tina

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Take the tape out to keep it safe, then remove the battery for 24 hours.

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Anonymous

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  • Posted on May 23, 2007

SOURCE: Help it's going to fast

Your camera has a capstan servo problem which is more than likely being caused by the capstan motor itself.Nothing you can do youself,would suggest bring to service but reccomend getting estimate before repairing.

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Anonymous

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  • Posted on Jul 29, 2007

SOURCE: Incompatible Tape

try a cleaning tape first - best not to rewind the cleaning tape because it will put back the crud previously removed ? into your heads and guides ( last tape to play is prime suspect ) ; - - digital heads wear faster than analog so a new set of heads is next possibility but if the cleaning tape works . . . retire your library soon as possible .

Anonymous

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  • Posted on Sep 05, 2007

SOURCE: Tape wont eject

put the camera to your ear , power it up and listen ! if it sounds . . . jerky ? your tape is stuck to the heads ( not easy to get out , cassette may be toast and - time is money ) ; if you hear whirring sounds ? before shuts down your cassette housing may be bent ( will need disassembly etc . but not usually expensive ) because - if it is a loading problem , it will usually eject ;

Anonymous

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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!

Anonymous

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  • Posted on Dec 16, 2007

SOURCE: Powers off

the capstan motor of the camera is not running that why the power display is blinking and when you eject the tape there a portion of the ribbon that left..it is a poor connection of the capstan motor to the main board of the camera...

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