Thing is, the camcorder won't play any Mini DV tapes. I've been recording on the 3 tapes I own in LP mode since I bought it.
The first problem was repaired without costing a penny (it was under it's warrenty still), that was the dislocated chassis (lost a tape due to chewing).
Now the camcorder won't playback ANY tape, regardless if it's set to SP or LP mode. Recording is fine regardless of tape or SD card.
When playback is done, the display looks like this (sorry, it's all in text) when using any tape. There is nothing wrong with the playback device at all. It might be a jammed head but i'm not quite sure.
I'm asking if you or anybody else has encountered the same problem with your panasonic pv gs-85 camcorder or something similar.
The good and best guess I have is, the head is jammed and it's not making contact with the tape. The record head does make contact OR maybe it's the same one which plays and records.
This problem occurred after pausing the tape. The camcorder, like always, stopping after 5 minutes to protect it.
Once I got back, I resumed and nothing showed on it's LCD display or in movie maker. I even reset it and reset the CMOS info (camcorder settings) to defaults. Nothing improved, nothing played still.