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Try removing the battery for 24 hours

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 02, 2017


The possibilities are literally endless. It could be anything from a bad switch, to a loose wire, to a blown fuse, to a blown board. Without some pretty sophisticated tools, some spare parts, and an in depth knowledge of the unit, it's not going to be fixed. If you like the cam enough, take it to a qualified repair center. If not, junk it and get something else.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jul 06, 2011


Hi Jonspre,

Please follow the below instructions to solve your problem,

Press the hit open/tape switch and then remove the tape completely, and then put it back again.

Then it should not show up this problem.

Hope it helps ..:)

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011


Okay, it is a pain in the neck, but it will allow you to get your videos off of the GS300 and into a usable .avi format...

If you go to the Panasonic Website, it will give you an option to download two video editing programs. Movie Studio and SweetMovieLife. Download SWEETMOVIELIFE, the other program is very limiting, but SweeMovieLife will capture the video and save it as an .avi file and you can then movie it into a better editing program such as Camtasia or Microsoft Movie Maker. It adds a few extra steps to the process, but will at least allow you to use the GS300 in the Windows 7 Environment until Microsoft wakes up and comes up with a fix for this extremely annoying issue!!! Hope this helps! :)

P.S. If you try to use MovieStudio, it saves the file as an .hap file and does not give you another option. None of my "real" video editing programs recognize that extension. Personally, I think the program was pretty useless.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 29, 2011


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 Jan 27, 2011


Very carefully you will need to pry the grey frame off of the lcd. But do this only after you are sure you have removed all of the screws. It is possible that you will have to dissassemble the whole camera in order to access some of the screws on the LCD assembly. Sometimes there are some right in or near the hinge.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


The lens mechanism in these cameras is susceptible to debris and water spots and can usually be cleaned fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a 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 Nov 04, 2010



This is usually caused by a failed component in the moisture detection circuitry 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

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 29, 2010


This is usually caused by a failed component in the moisture detection circuitry 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 29, 2010


The problems you list are common and very repairable and can usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, they are not user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a 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


Hi! I provided a link that may guide you. Hope this helps and thank you for using FixYa! Please click here http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/Other-Camcorders/model.PV-GS300

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 06, 2010


There are connection issues on your main PCB. We have been successful in solving this issue by repairing multiple connections on the main board and then applying a special antioxidant grease to the connectors. This repair should be done by an experienced technician.
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Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 03, 2010


try to send it to the company

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010

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