most of cameras they do have a battery witch its located inside where the screen closes but its a hard job to try and located just try the factory reset its a small hole where you can reset with a pin.
I found the fix. It's so easy.
Take out the battery
When it says hit the reset button, hit the reset button.
Turn the camera to off
Take out the battery
Wait 2 minutes
Put the battery back in.
Turn on the camera. It won't say reset anymore.
I have had the same problem...usually had success by taking off the battery, putting it back on, turning the power off and on, etc. It has always gone back in eventually. I also tried re-charging the battery and replacing. Could this be an old battery problem? Mine is 4.5 years old.
I take it that your macbook pro has imovie on it. If you open up imovie and plug in your camcorder it should recognise the camcorder and give you access to putting the movie onto your mac. Have a look at http://www.apple.com/support/imovie/ it should help.
Sometimes the batteries for these camcorders just go bad. There's nothing you can do to fix the battery itself, but you can find them really cheap online. If you don't think the battery is bad, and you just don't know how to charge the battery, you can find the manual on Panasonic's site. You can click support, and there will be a place to enter the model number. It will be on the camera, probably on the bottom. If you enter a model number that doesn't fetch results, try a different number (or combination of letters and numbers) until it does find results for your camera. Most of these small cameras have a small door, or attached cap that you have to pop up and open with your fingernail (they are small, so look carefully, most likely around the bottom or back of the camera). Plug the charger in and wait to see if the battery charges. If it does, the Palmcorder will stop turning off a few seconds after you turn it on.
Hello - You need a few things to do what you want to do.
1) you need a firewire cable (not included with the camera) to connect camera to PC.
2) You need a firewire controller in your computer to connect to.
3) You need capure/editing software that will do the work once you're physically connected.
I don't usually grub video from YouTube but this under three video does a great job explaining the basics better than I could in a paragraph or so.
Have fun if you decide to go forward!
I don't understand the "firewire to USB cable" reference. You can't just connect these two incompatible interfaces together with a cable. There is some kind of conversion device available to allow a Firewire connection to be made to a USB port, but the chatter on the forums says that it doesn't work with video cameras.
Some mini-DV cameras have a USB port, but only use it for stills and can only download video by Firewire. As most Windows PCs do not come with this interface, you might need to fit an add-on Firewire interface card. This will come with a driver for the card.
You don't say if you have the manual available for reference. If not, you can download a copy from THIS LINK
Tape mechanism problems are quite complicated but theycan usually be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it's not a user serviceable problem and will need to be diagnosed by a qualified service technician.
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If you are talking about the "Push the Reset Button" error message, then you have connection issues on your main PCB. This repair would need to be done by an experienced technician. We have been successful solving this problem by repairing PCB connections and applying a special antioxidant grease to the connectors to prevent future occurance. www.austintelstarservices.com
The cord that comes with the camera is a USB cord. USB on this camera is used only for downloading still images. You need to get a Firewire cable and use that. Once you hook up the camera through Firewire, open up iMovie and turn the camera to VCR mode or turn it on. It should pop up with a window asking you to import.
Please remove battery/ power source from camcorder for 15 seconds, reattach battery/ power source, turn it ON, when asks push reset button, push it, turn off camcorder, remove battery/ power source again for one minute, reattach battery/ power source and turn it ON. push reset message wont come up.