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VP-D93 (i) camcorder with no...
VP-D93 (i) camcorder with no playback and keeps spitting tapes out. I want to transfer all my tapes on to my media centre via DV cord but am unable to with no playback
When it does accept tapes it comes up with a D error on the screen and asks me to eject.
I have used a head cleaner and have followed the instructions in the manual that tell me to eject tape, switch off, remove the battery. No luck. Any answers/help welcome. I'm loath to get repaired as I have a great HD digital video camera now and simply need to digitise my tapes
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Hi

 

A fellow kiwi here...

 

Is there any foreign object inside the tape mechanism, try holding the machine upside down with the tape mech open and shake... Even the smallest piece of paper can make the unit do this...

 

If no luck then there is a fault in the mechanism itself, if it ejects the tape almost immediately then there maybe be a problem in the eject mech, if it tries to spool up the tape then ejects then the problem is in the take up mech... Both will require a serviceman I'm afraid..

 

 

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks for your help Neil, It worked a treat. Just having problems getting drivers for the PC now as can't find the disc...grr! Struggling to get the correct one online. Ho hum, will just have to look at the pics on the mini screen!
Thanks again, cannot believe how simply tapping it upside down fixed it!
Hi again, thanks for the Accept..

You can download your driver from here:

http://www.samsung.com/download/FileView.aspx?cttfileid=41573&type=Camcorder&typecode=7&subtype=Mini-DV&subtypecode=701&model=VP-D93I&filetype=DR&language=
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi Neil, I tried that and it just won't complete the download process on my vista premium or win 7 pc's Very frustrating esp now I have the camcorder working thanks to you.

Samsung aren't being all that helpful either. It seems to go through the process to a point and sends me the winrar file which I unzip and click to run, but does not quite get to the loading of workable drivers. :-(
May have to bite the bullet and pay for the tapes to be digitised. Real pain when it is usually such a simple process. Thanks for your help though I really appreciate it.
Above and beyond the call of duty x
Unfortunately if the Samsung supplied driver does not work and they are less than helpful with the reasons why, then there is little that can be done...
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Hi Neil,

A final update for you. It may be useful for you in the future!

I bought a firewire cable form Dick Smith, plugeed it in, downloaded windows movie maker 6 ( a converted version for Windows 7 as they have this stupid version of it called Live movie maker), switched the camera on and hey presto.....automatically found some drivers and imported and coverted with one touch!

Fixed!
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