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Warning PSD NG Panasonic DVX100A

There is a Red Blinking warning in the screen of my camera¨:

Warning, PSD NG

The camera keeps recording sound and piocture in a good way, but i am afraid this warnimg means not for long

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  • Anonymous Oct 22, 2008

    i have also a same problem in my dvx100 panasonic what can i do for that

    i can also sell out my 2 cameras of panasonic which has been problem

  • ds-eddie Nov 14, 2008

    i have a same problem in my dvx100 panasonic.when im about 30 min recording on camera it show me warning psd ng error and then my recording is stop and camera goes hang what can i do please tell me the solution im in problem
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I checked several forums for you and the general suggestion is just live with it. Panasonic will charge you 330$ to clean the lens assembly and update the firmware and the problem will come back in 2 days. Then they will tell you they have to change the whole lens assembly $550. The problem will come back again. Twenty or more people said the best thing to do is just live with it as it does not interfere with the cameras performance in any way. It sounds to me like this problem is engineered into the camera to milk money from you. All of the users that have just ignored the warning are still working fine, They just say it's annoying.One sent it to a shop to see if they could just disable the warning, You can not. After reading every ones exact same problem I can feel comfortable recommending that you simply follow their course and ignore the warning message. Everyone that sent it in was robbed and the problem came back within a month and ignoring it does no damage to the camera or the video it produces. If I were you I would send Panasonic a letter complaining about this issue and tell them what you know about their scheme. Ask them why so many people are having this problem and they can not fix it. This is just another example of bad business practice. I see this more and more each day in all types of products. They figure you paid a lot for Your camera and you will pay a lot to fix it. Maybe if you make enough of a fuss and threaten to post this horror story to tech forums all over the internet they will send you a better camera. I did that with a Compaq Presario laptop I paid 700$ for. I had to send it in for warranty work 3 times in 6 months. When I threatened to post all my communications with them and my horror story HP Quality assurance sent me a 1400$ HP Pavillion fully loaded just to shut me up. HP bought out Compaq. Apparently these mega companies do not want their secrets out so they will pay you off to settle you issue if you ride them with honest complaints about their bad business practices. The last thing they want is people to realize what they are doing. I hope you found this information helpful. As there is no way to actually fix your problem yourself I hope you find this information I gave you valuable enough to rate it fixya for me. If you ride the company the way I instructed you you will get satisfactory results and in most cases better equipment out of them. And I will get the 6 bucks for telling you how to force them to help you. This is the absolute best answer anyone will be able to give you here. Others may try to tell you all crazy ways to disassemble the lens assembly and cleaning contacts. Doing so will ruin your camera that is not even broken and void whatever warranty you may have or your chances of getting them to replace it with better equipment. In any event, Let me know how you make out. If you need more help getting the company to help you you can send me an E-mail to [email protected] and give me your number and all your info and I will ride them for you on your behalf as your qualified technician. I do this for a hobby so I will not charge you anything. I just hate seeing big companies taking advantage of their customers. Hope to hear from you soon,

Posted on Aug 19, 2008


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Had the same warning PSD no good on a DVX100a I bought in a flea market ,the top handle microphone was broken.I bought an handle on eBay for $15 and change it,The problem was gane after,no more PSD no good.

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That's a terrible solution and absolutely not true! This problem happend with my camera and it definitely affects the shooting. The camera can no longer detect motion when it moves and the lens and image can shake back and forth uncontrollably. Yeah it's fine to ignore it if you want to never move the camera again while shooting. And the problem can be solved. In worst case sceniors you have to get a whole new lens system.

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Hello! You need to disassmble the side which includes the lcd monitor, so you can see the lens and ccd block area. Blow air inside to clean the parts,and reassemble it .If the problem continues please let me know.There's another way then.

Showing warning psd ng in dvx102 panasonic video cam

PSD NG means that there is a problem with your electronic image stabilization system.I think Panasonic got stuck with a bad batch of gyros. Take it back if you can, otherwise use lower resolution or hold very still when filming.

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PSD NG is an error dealing with the OIS [optical image stabilization]. It can be fixed, it is not as terminal an error as many have rumored it to be. The caps could be a cause, but very remotely THE cause. You can have the camera sent in to Pani, and they will fix it, and you will get a bill for $300 - $600.

However the main cause for so many of the dvx100 series to have the psd ng error is loose cables. If you feel sure of your self with a screwdriver, tweezers, & forceps, you can make the repair yourself. In simple terms, all you need to do is reseat the ribbon cables. Follow the steps & photos here:

I did this repair with great success. It was a nerve wracking two hours, but I have not had the error reappear since. I got the camera from someone dirt cheap, [read 1/4 value], because of the psd ng error. I made the repair & not only have a fully operational unit with beautiful pictures, but I also quadrupled the value of it.


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