Panasonic PV-GS300 Mini DV Digital Camcorder - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Try removing the battery for 24 hours

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 02, 2017 | 153 views


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 | 107 views


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 | 56 views


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 | 1,100 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 Jan 27, 2011 | 46 views


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 | 100 views


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 | 40 views



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 | 96 views


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 | 123 views


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 | 131 views


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 | 290 views


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 | 285 views


Do you mean tape only?If no salty sea water you can use it...if salt no resalt...;)

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009 | 232 views


Hi there, you should spray inside cassette compartment a contact cleaner spray carefully aim on the upper right position there's a cassette in sensor ,maybe needs contact cleaning.if problem continues the mechanism unit must be replaced,only drum has a part nr all the rest goes as a unit with only one part nr.

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 19, 2009 | 104 views


Dew has condensed in the camera. Eject the cassette but leave the cassette door open.remove the battery . Borrow a hair drier . set it to optimum temperature(not vey hot but but hot enough to cause discomfort when blown on fingers). direct the hot air through the cassette compartment door for about five minutes. reattach the battery and reinsert the tape.
Good Luck,
Luwangula

Panasonic... | Answered on Sep 22, 2009 | 283 views


you can use video converter for mac,
http://www.importavitoimovie.com

Panasonic... | Answered on Nov 10, 2009 | 999 views


Hi,
The camera is telling you that there is moisture inside the unit, place the camera in a warm dry space for 24 - 48 hours to dry out, it should be fine after that.


Regards

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 01, 2009 | 217 views


try to send it to the company

Panasonic... | Answered on Aug 24, 2010 | 351 views


I had a similar problem with an older panasonic camera. Mybe you have tried this, but opening the door and pushing up on the tape. Push in and use enough force but don't try to break it. Try pressing different spots. Sooner or later the motor might start moving it up. Just a though, it worked for me.

Panasonic... | Answered on Jun 07, 2009 | 1,677 views


You have very limited options here: 1. Repair it yourself - If you don't have soldering skills, do not attempt this. 2. Send it into Panasonic - http://www2.panasonic.com/consumer-electronics/support/Cameras-Camcorders/Camcorders/MiniDV-Camcorders/Warranty-CCP/model.PV-GS300.W#ts
That site has all the warranty information and a number to call in order to get everything in motion.
3. Take it to your local electronics store - Although this is a dying breed, there are still stores all around the US that service electronics. Look in your yellow pages for the nearest repair store.

Panasonic... | Answered on May 23, 2009 | 188 views

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