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Camera shuts itself off

During recording the camera shuts off. It doesn't shut down, it just turns itself off. It will turn back on again, but it is big problem while recording. It's a recent problem. It's happened three times now, all at different locations while recording depositions. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks! - Vanessa

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What is the age of the camera and how well used are the batteries? are you recording from battery or from power cable? The only things you can do are make sure the battery and power is good and make sure the recording media is good. With that in mind if the camera is older than 5 years, they have a battery inside the case that you cannot change. This battery keeps the date and time in memory and when it looses charge, the camera has to be sent in for repairs.

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SOURCE: Panasonic PV-DV203

the reel sensor is the problem of your camera...most of that problem is a poor connection of reel sensor to the main board socket or connector....it is need to be service now your camera...

Posted on Sep 09, 2007

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if that is happen and when you eject the tape there are some tape left...open the camera and unplugged the capstan motor wiring to the socket and put it back again....to make sure it last solder it to the circuit board..please don't attempt to do this if you are not a technician ok...

Posted on Sep 14, 2007

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I had the same problem and took the camera into a Panasonic certified repair shop. They did a thorough cleaning, then said something was broken in the tape function and it would cost $300+ to fix it. I declined to have it fixed, but the cleaning seems to have done the trick, because it's been working fine ever since (even though the repair guy assured me that was not the problem and I needed to go for the more expensive fix)! I did read online that a good cleaning was a potential fix for the problem, and it seems to have worked! I wasn't able to achieve the same results with my own cleaning cassette, I think it really had to be taken apart and cleaned thoroughly, which could probably be done by any camera repair shop. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

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The internal battery is worn out

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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SOURCE: DEW DETECTED / EJECT TAPE

My panasonic model # DV203D displays the Error Message DEW DETECTED. I thought after several years of storage surely the message would have disappeared, but much to my disappointment it is still Detecting Dew? What genius came up with that error message. Please Help

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Hi Doug,
You are right in identifying the cause of the pre-mature shut-down of the camera during video recording. Battery saving features (auto-shut down) detect the camera as idle while you are recording. you could do two things to avoid this;
1. A short term practice is to manipulate the camera to stay on by using the zoom button, taking a snap-shot or anything like that from time-to-time, before the 2 minutes is up. This will keep the camera awake long enough for you to record a good length of video.
2. The second and permanent option is to program the camera - just as you mentioned. You can do that by opening the menu and under camera setting , scroll down till you find the auto-power save. Change the time to your preference

Please note: You have to switch off your camera as soon as practicable while the auto-switch-off time is set at a bigger value to conserve the battery. otherwise the battery will be drained quicker than you imagine.

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Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On Then Turns Off right away?
Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Itself Off with new AA batteries in it?

Many of these Kodak EasyShare Z740 cameras that shuts off right away and will not stay on, will actually stay on if you select FAVORITES to view pictures, but just flash back and turn off if set to auto or camera mode. Try this.

If the lens cannot extend, the camera will turn itself off. You can try giving the camera a thump with the heel of your hand, but I would recommend servicing the camera rather than smashing a delicate digital instrument. After trying the steps below, a last chance alternative that works for some people is to grab and actually PULL the lens out as it tries to extend itself. Again, its delicate; if you can afford it, maybe pay for servicing before hitting and pulling on your camera.

However, before servicing your Kodak Z740 try this fix:

  1. Hold down the Time/Ascending Folder button (the button under OK on the circular panel)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.

If this doesn't work for your try this:

  1. Hold down the '>' button (the one that brings you to picture review)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.
If that doesn' t work, try again with the 'Trashcan' button, and ON/OFF button.

I hope that helps.
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Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On...


Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Off Fix


473017b.jpg

Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns On Then Turns Off right away?
Does your Kodak EasyShare Z740 Turns Itself Off with new AA batteries in it?

Many of these Kodak EasyShare Z740 cameras that shuts off right away and will not stay on, will actually stay on if you select FAVORITES to view pictures, but just flash back and turn off if set to auto or camera mode. Try this.

If the lens cannot extend, the camera will turn itself off. You can try giving the camera a thump with the heel of your hand, but I would recommend servicing the camera rather than smashing a delicate digital instrument. After trying the steps below, a last chance alternative that works for some people is to grab and actually PULL the lens out as it tries to extend itself. Again, its delicate; if you can afford it, maybe pay for servicing before hitting and pulling on your camera.

However, before servicing your Kodak Z740 try this fix:

  1. Hold down the Time/Ascending Folder button (the button under OK on the circular panel)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.

If this doesn't work for your try this:

  1. Hold down the '>' button (the one that brings you to picture review)
  2. While holding that down, press and hold the ON/OFF button.
  3. The camera may turn itself on and stay on this time, acting normally again.
If that doesn' t work, try again with the 'Trashcan' button, and ON/OFF button.

I hope that helps.
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