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Not knowing the make of the camcorder makes it a little more difficult to help. Are the cassettes upon which you are trying to record in Write-Protect mode, by any chance ?

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This Panasonic DV tape camera is similar to Sony DV cameras. It has a Firewire 4 pin DV output (which Sony calls iLink). Does your laptop have Firewire (unlikely)?

The camera has an SD card slot for a card of up to 2 GB in size (non-HC, FAT16) but if I remember this is for still photos only, IIRC the USB connection cannot transfer video, Check your owners manual

The camera uses a compressed Sony/Panasonic PCM DV video format that needs a program that can read that format and convert that format.

My suggestion would be to send your tapes to a conversion service and have them saved onto DVDs or USB Stick one time. Or, find a friend with an older Macintosh with Firewire and iMovie, transfer and convert your video, and then move the files to your PC after

If you have a Firewire port, It may require a driver update
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/import-mini-dv-tapes-into-windows-10-movie-maker/96fefbd6-bb74-4a6a-973b-417043688f29

Or you can transfer the video through an external adapter but adapters with Firewire are impossible to find any more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BthebohwsDk

https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/articles/00022457

https://superuser.com/questions/28861/cannot-import-video-from-a-dv-camcorder-over-firewire-in-windows-7

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take it to a repair man. some doors open via a small motor with a rubber belt. these belts tend to break due ware and tear.

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You could always try a reputable local electronics store, or an on-line retailer such as ebay.

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The 'lock' is on the actual card itself, not the camera. Remove the card, set the switch on the side to the unlock position, then re-insert the card.

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Either insert the SDHC card from the camcorder into the card socket on your PC, or else use a USB lead to copy the data to your hard drive.

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I gather, from your somewhat garbled post, that you wish advice on charging your equipment. Full instructions will, of course, be in the manual, but as a start I would suggest plugging one end of the lead into the item, the other into an active wall socket.

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Many thanks for this information. Have you considered purchasing one ?

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Google (sharp)(VL-H860U)(manual) without parens OR contact Sharp directly to request.

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Is this cryptic comment intended to convey any information ?

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Google (brand)(cc617)(manual) without parens for instructions.

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No. All electronic equipment requires power for any operation. Try replacing or re-charging the battery.

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Nothing wrong with the Canon, but you cannot expect one piece of equipment to play tapes recorded a dozen years ago on equipment of a different make.

Your best bet will be to find someone to transfer the tapes to DVD for you.

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Might be still available from Panasonic, on their web site. If not I wouldn't trust the sellers.

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