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Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 23, 2017

The most likely cause for this is a damaged or defective flexible ribbon cable that connects the vewfinder LCD to the camera body and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 29, 2011

The tape has a brake on the rear of the shell, it's accessed through a small rectangular slot. Could be faulty or something jammed in the hole. Place a small screw driver into the slot and carefully see if the brake releases OK. It should move freely as it's spring loaded.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

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.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 22, 2011

Have you tried bust buy or circuit city? Most battery specialty shops would probably have one, if not they can order one for you. Check the web for battery replacements!

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010

Did you solve this? Also, could you be more specific? No video on either the LCD or in the viewfinder? Both when trying to record and when playing back a tape?

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 20, 2010

Yes, your camera should have come with a cord. If not, another device, like your cellphone might have the same cord to use. You can also check Radioshack to see what cord they recommend.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 27, 2010

try camera menu (change some settings )

Panasonic... | Answered on May 19, 2010


Thanks for using Fixya.

This error indicates a cassette mechanism malfunction.
It happens usually when you don't operate the camecorder for long time leaving the cassette inside and the battery attached.

You can remove this by following these steps:-

1. Open the cassette housing and nock GENTLY with your finger tip
on the cassette cabinet (particularly on the position marked "push") until the cassette is released.

2. Push on the right place (marked "push") to close and then close the
cassette housing.

3. Operate the cassette (play, fast forward/backward).
Repeat the above steps several times until the problem is gone.

Advise: Remove the battery and cassette when leaving the camecorder for long period without being operated, and store the camcorder in a dust/humidity protected place.

Good luck and have a nice day.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 30, 2010

Its viewfinder flex or cable problem.It need to replace

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 02, 2010

needs to be formatted first

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 13, 2009

Your camera support web page:

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 20, 2009

This camera does not have a port on the camera itself. It uses a wired "battery" that connects to the battery charger.

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 27, 2009

If you would be kind enouph to give me your zip code I will be glad to give you a list of repair man close to you.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 22, 2008

use the firewire (4 pin) connection instead

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 22, 2008

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