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Hi, i own 2panasonic aj d640 shoulder cams, the one jams the tape each time i try to record, and says in the viewfinder either load ng, t reel ng or rf clog, i really need the camera fixed as i am a second year film student at t.u.t and have many assighnments to complete before november... and any advice on where to buy L cassettes in pretoria,, thanx brenton

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


David Millier

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SOURCE: Konica Minolta Z5

This sounds like a jammed shutter. There is a very delicate assembly inside your lens which blocks light from the image sensor at the moment you snap the picture in order for it to be able to record what it was seeing at that very moment. Normally after the sensor has finished recording the image the shutter will re-open allowing you to compose another image. If you see the icons and text as you would expect, but do not see any image - this shutter jam is the most likely cause. This assembly is so delicate that even slight impacts, condensation, or contamination from dust or dirt can cause the shutter to not open after it has shut resulting in a black image at all times. The shutter will sometimes clear itself and begin functioning again, but usually it requires disassembly and manual re-setting. Due to the complexity of the lens assembly in this camera (because of the anti-shake features) you will need to send the camera to the manufacturer if you wish to get this problem fixed. David Millier Advance Camera Repair

Posted on Feb 27, 2007


zdenek vajdak

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SOURCE: recording

This sounds like the CCD sensor is faulty ( this is the device that generates picture in both v-cams and normal digital cameras and sits behind the lens ). Playback is fine but no image ( or very 'noisy' image ) in capture mode. Easy to repair but one has to put a new CCD block in.

Posted on Sep 04, 2007


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SOURCE: GoPro Hero Cam FAQ site link is broken, can't load film

Here's our guide to the GoPro hero 5 in PDF format...hope it helps. We also have an unofficial tip sheet. Please contact me if you need a manual for another model camera or for GoPro camera information visit us online at


Posted on Sep 18, 2009

Fabrice Wolters

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SOURCE: digital sport head camera e-at18g

I've the same cam, without any problems... Clean the battery contacts in the batterycap and down in the batterycase... Should help!

Posted on Jan 06, 2010


Lee A.

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SOURCE: My canon vixia hv30 camcorder

First off how long have you owned the camera? It sounds like damage to the recording head has been done. This can only be repaired by a qualified professional. Follow this link to start the repair process through canon. You may also try other independent professionals if you prefer.
Thank you and good luck,

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

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