Panasonic PV-GS35 Mini DV Digital Camcorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Vista may not support it but you can try some things.

oYou may need to simply and very carefully delete all usb devices from device manager and restart so they are reseen and re-installed.

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I would take the time to look at some of these help articles to determine how you wish to proceed:

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this is a differentr camera but may also give some leads to discovering the issue:

Connecting Sony Handycam to Windows Vista Via USB


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Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 09, 2017 | 191 views


You have to use a Firewire cable for your computer or else the cable you are using is of cheap quality and definitely some of the cheap quality cables do not work. What I also know about Laptops or most laptops do not have a Firewire connection so you can not use it on yours if it hasn't got that firewire socket. So you might try using the usb cable which is not as reliable as the Firewire cable. However another solution for this if your laptop; hasn't got that socket is to get to a Desktop Computer and buy a firewire card then put it into your pci socket. Once the picture have been downloaded then you can transfer them to your laptop using a flash disk or an other storage facility.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 25, 2011 | 65 views


Well thanks that you found out. i was going to tell you to do exactly what you did because the timecode rreads where it is tapes and does not where it's not.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 25, 2011 | 77 views


There is no way you can do that without taking it apart you have to have it unscrewed. Otherwise you have to look for a battery of the same power and connect using wires assuming that your camcorder can open when there is power. The other solution is to buy a universal power supply that can help temporarily to operate the camera fr taking out the tape. You have to be careful though when you use the universal power supply to set the recommended power first which is written under the camcorder. good luck.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 24, 2011 | 115 views


I suppose you mean you can not see in the LCD display. Mostly it is the flexicable that will be faulty. So it has to be changed. You have to have someone with the technical know how to do it for you.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 24, 2011 | 33 views


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Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 22, 2011 | 27 views


This is usually caused by a failed component in the power circuit within the camera and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010 | 41 views


Hi. Inorder for you to check if the unit has the problem is to test the battery and the adapter using the tester. If the battery and power adapter passed then the problem is the unit itself. It could be the mainboard is having the problem.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 27, 2010 | 40 views


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.


My name is Rick and I'm a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I'm semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.


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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 15, 2010 | 26 views


This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be repaired qualified service technician.

My name is Rick and I’m a professional repair technician with over 20 years in the business and have repaired many of these. I’m semi retired and work from home with little overhead so I can keep repair costs low. If you decide to have the camera repaired, please click HERE for a directory listing that suits your needs.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 14, 2010 | 35 views


try another downloader to help you with this.
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Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 23, 2010 | 178 views


There was an earlier post that explained the black ribbon between the LCD viewfinder and the body of the camera is split. You would have to buy a new LCD viewfinder for about $90 or send it back to them to fix for around $250. The same thing happened to my camera and I can actually is the split. If you close it down more than half way the picture shows up. I called Panasonic and they said you have to buy the whole LCD, that you can't just buy the ribbon. They don't even have a part number for just the ribbon. Good luck.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 10, 2010 | 174 views


Hi,
You can download it from the below link:
http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Drivers-Downloads/model.PV-GS35.D
I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

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Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 09, 2010 | 703 views


So if it's miniDV and you have a firewire cable, it should work. Have you followed this sequence:
If your battery is sufficiently charged to run the cam for an hour's worth of tape, fine, otherwise connect cam to AC power. With cam OFF, connect Firewire cable to Mac and cam. Open iMovie, name your project and create so that the viewer screen comes up. Turn on the cam. At this point, your Mac should, within moments, say "camera connected". Cam needs to be set on "playback" mode for capture. Then click "import" button and your Mac will control the cam.

If you still get a "no camera connected" you have to consider the possibility that either the firewire cable is bad or the firewire port on cam or Mac is bad. If you have more than one firewire port on your Mac, try switching. An Apple store should be able to help you determine if you have a bad cable or cam port, if you take both in to try on their Mac. Hope this gets you on track.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 09, 2010 | 1,492 views


HELLO! IF YOU MOVE THE LCD SCREEN BACK AND FORTH AND YOU SEE PICTURE FOR A SECOND THEN LCD HINGE MUST BE REPLACED,IF NO PICTURE AT ALL MAYBE PROBLEM ON LCD BOARD.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009 | 303 views


just wondering if you ever found a solution to this?
I'm having the same problem

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 25, 2009 | 72 views


I actually have several of these cameras and have seen this happen many times with this model. The ribbon cable that goes from the body to the LCD tears in the same place in all of my experiences. If you look at the hing area, you can see the black coating on the ribbon cable between the body and the LCD. The top edge of this cable tears right where it enters the LCD component. If it works when only 1/2 way open, it's just a matter of time before it totally stops working...the damage has already begun. A replacement LCD runs >$100. Instead, I search e-bay for parts cameras. Just make sure that the description doesn't say that the LCD is bad.

Taking apart the camera isn't all that hard. Start with the e-bay parts camera just in case something goes wrong. Take off the lens cover (the lens actually stays attached to the camera for this entire fix) by removing a screw on the bottom, one just under the eye piece, one inside the LCD door area (near the top), and one inside the tape area...the one closest to the front of the lens. Then, the lens cover slides forward. Once you get it moving forward, extend the eye piece and the lens cover comes right out.

The 2nd step is to remove the LCD. The easiest fix is to remove the entire left side (LCD and SD flip cover). This is done by removing the 3 screws on the bottom (careful, 1 is smaller than the other 2), the screw in the battery area, a screw near the front of the lens, and 2 screws near the top (one above and 1 below the lens). Once the left side is free, tip it forward, exposing the 2 ribbon cables. The larger one is the LCD. Disconnect it by simply flipping the grey bar where the ribbon cable connects to the body up. The ribbon cable should come out with no effort. The other, smaller ribbon cable is the speaker and the "LCD is Open/Closed switch". Be careful with this one. Hold the white connector in place against the body (I apply pressure using a small, flat screwdriver). Pull the ribbon cable out of the holder at the body with your fingers (it should require only a moderate amount of force). If the white cable connector comes off with the cable, you're in trouble...the wires are extremely thin and difficult to get back in the right place...but it can be done.

Once you've removed the left side portion, do the same with the good LCD. Reconnect everything in the reverse order. I use a small needle nose pliers to put the small ribbon cable back into the connector. The larger one just slides in with little to no effort. Lock it in place by tipping the locking back back down. Once you've connected these 2 cables, you can carefully put a battery in and test that it works. If all goes well, remove the battery before continuing to put it back together again.

When you're done, put the parts camera back together again and keep it. You may need it for the lens assembly (I've had grease inside my lenses at times and the front lens can scratch easily, so a replacement is good to have around).

I've tried replacing just the ribbon cable, but getting it out of the LCD isn't worth the effort since finding a good cable usually means that you've also found a good LCD for the above proceedure.

You can find the repair manual complete with exploded views at http://www.eserviceinfo.com/download.php?fileid=27179.

Panasonic... | Answered on Dec 05, 2009 | 924 views


f PCB broken of LCD replace

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 06, 2009 | 123 views


Hi,
To see videos,
you need to use firewire cable.
Its a 4 pin firewire which look like this:
http://www.pcab.co.uk/ebay/firewire%204%20to%204.jpg

After connecting,
Switch on the Cam.
Open Windows Movie Maker and import video from device.

:)

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 13, 2009 | 450 views

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