Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS12 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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How do I fix the tape holder system on my camcorder? The door won't lock, and the cassette won't get inside the compartment.

When I insert a tape into the cassette holder, it's door won't lock, and then the whole thing does not "go down" the tape compartment so I could close the cover. Is it an easy fix, or I shall go to a repair shop? Thanks.

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Hi,
is it close without a cassette ? if so the reel sensor in the cassette compartment may be faulty. if the head drum not rotates the cassette drive will not work correctly, if so please loosen the head drum with a plastic rod or some tools like that. do not put your finger in hence sometimes will jam your finger. remember don"t touch the scanning chip of the head.

Posted on Feb 19, 2016

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SOURCE: tape holder jammed

remove the battery and use the charger - press eject button repeatedly , while plugging charger in ( if mechanism is out of alignment , will start to eject but reload immediately ) ;

Posted on Jul 31, 2007

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SOURCE: panasonic nv-ds65b camcorder

Maybe battery is low charge or broke try conection with adapter

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

SOURCE: removed mini dv tape, reinstalled mini dv tape... cassette wont close, all power lost!

internal power supply fault, unit needs to be checked by a panasonic technician.

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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Anasty B.

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SOURCE: cassette holder won't open

this happens because on the right side of mechanism is a push on switch and a metal plate pushes when cover goes out.If this is not working properly then no command exists to open the cas.elevator.Use a contact spray in this right side i mean the side of lens.If problem continues send it back to the shop...

Posted on Jan 28, 2010

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There is a flaw in the tape casing that was present during manufacture, since all the others work fine I recommend not using the one you are having issues with, eventually it will jam in the camcorder causing more serious problems that will lead to an expensive repair bill.

Posted on Apr 22, 2011

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