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Rick, Camera and Video Technician
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Old!) Panasonic NV-GS55 Mini DV CamcorderWas in good condition

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(Old!) Panasonic NV-GS55 Mini DV Camcorder
Was in good condition and full working order when it got put in the cupboard just over a year ago; now, I am having trouble with a recurring 'Press Rest Button' error message. I persevered for ages, putting tapes in, taking them out, blowing through the mechanics with pressurised air cannister - managed to get rid of it ONCE (tape played properly, fast forward/rewind worked perfectly - no apparent problems) but it's gone back into error code mode again. It's infuriating because I've SEEN that there is nothing major wrong - but I simply cannot get this error code to clear (and it renders the camera inoperative). Any bright ideas as to what might be getting 'stuck' or is 'stiff' - or whether throwing it out the window will help (!) MAIN reason for wanting to get it working is to extract previously recorded footage from a stack of Mini-DV tapes!
Hi. My name is*****'m a camera repair technician with almost 30years in the business and I'll be glad to help you with your question today. Most of the time, having the camera serviced will eliminate any malfunctions that occur. Oxides from the tapes become embedded in the video drum surface and the tape mechanism needs the grease changed once in a while. If you have several tapes, you may want to explore this option. If you have a limited number of tapes, you may want to look at a service to transfer them to DVD. These are plentiful and most places have 2 0r 3 locally.
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