I've got a Panasonic camcorder (cassette one) and, as title suggests, I've got a problem.
The battery charges fine. The camera works fine. But when I want to plug the camcorder into a tv or a laptop to get footage off of cassette I can't. The leads that have to go into the camcorder are where the battery is attached. So to link the cam to a tv or laptop, you have to plug your battery charger to the mains and the charger to the camera, then the camera to your output. Thing is, as soon as I put the battery in the charger and connect the charger to the camera, the power is lost! Meaning I cannot view (or remove from tape) anything.
I hope this kind of makes sense to somebody! So anyone, please (as I have my little un's panto coming up!), how do I either get the footage off the cassettes (a different method) or how do I get my charger fixed (I'm assuming thats what the problem is..?). I've bought a 'new' charger off ebay for £30 but it failed to work too so sent back.
many thanks for reading..