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This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can usually 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 Jul 12, 2016

Do you mean the USB lead ? If so, check on the manufacturer's site for the part number. You may need software as well.

Panasonic... | Answered on May 08, 2016

Use a mike if it has a mike input if not just talk while recording.

Panasonic... | Answered on Apr 02, 2016

do not power on, just connect with power then push the eject button, in normal condition it will come out. in some cases the eject motor becoming faulty, if so should replace the motor.

Panasonic... | Answered on Feb 19, 2016

it possibly could be . most things that have batteries need then to work correctly .

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 03, 2016

Check for a small pin hole around the cassette compartment. If one is there, insert the end of a paperclip and push slightly. It should unlock for you.

If no pin hole, you will need to power up the unit with an ac charger or battery.

Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 26, 2015

Use a FireWire cable with a USB adapter on one end that connects to the USB port on the computer..

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Panasonic... | Answered on Mar 06, 2015

I didn't find one for free but here's a link to a purchase for $16.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jan 06, 2015

If Microsoft does not have a driver for this device, you won't find one.
When you connect something to an USB port for the first time, don't hope to much. You have to be sure the computer has the correct software to recognise the hardware and can work with it. From Windows 7 and up, for all hardware that is certified with Microsoft, you can download the drivers from Microsoft. Lots of hardware is recognised when connected and will initiate a download from Microsoft. But not all hardware will do so and not all hardware is compatible (same as not certified by Microsoft from Windows 7 and up) with the new operating systems.

Most things that worked fine with Windows XP and or Vista, can fail with Windows 7 and 8, because the factory that made the hardware in the first place does not ask for certification with Microsoft for their old Hardware. They only spend time and money to get their new hardware certified on the new operating systems. So to make sure your hardware is compatible with the OS. Check the manual and find out, what you have to do so it will work on your computer.
If your device was working on a USB2 port, it also should work on an USB3 port, on the same computer. But don't expect another speed, because the slowest part decides the speed.

if you can't install program's that came with your camera. try some generic software for photos and videos like Ulead, Pixir, BeFunkey, Gimp, Photoshop express. Or if that is not possible you could install an external memory card reader and download the videos via de memory card reader. If there is a memory card.

Panasonic... | Answered on Oct 18, 2014

Hi, My PV-DV200's viewfinder needed cleaned too. Try, try and try again. The entire viewfinder assembly will turn, but if it's never been removed before, it will be on extremely tight. My viewfinder has a small notch at about 1 'o' clock on top. That notch needs to be turned to about 11 'o' clock. Once there, the viewfinder slips off easily. It will come off much easier from then on.

However, simply cleaning the removed viewfinder may not be enough. You may also need to remove the two small screws on the underside of the piece that's still attached to the camera in order to get inside there and clean that too. I removed the small rectangular glass and cleaned that and behind there as well. I used a Rayban cloth (needs to be lint-free) and some Plexus, along with a dull pencil in order to get everything cleaned all along the sides of each lens.

Just double check and make sure all parts of the viewfinder are clean by slipping everything back into place prior to screwing it all back on. This will save you some time because you will probably not get everything cleaned on your first attempt.

Hope this helps!

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 10, 2014

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