i-joy MobiDV H12 True DV Camcorder Users Manual

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Hi. I bought the MobiDV H12 DV Camcorder from a seller on ebay, and just received it, and it didn’t come with the users manual or any instructions. It only came with the unit itself, the ear phones, the usb cable, the ac adapter, the case, and the 128mb SDcard. Oh yeah, and it had the battery.

I installed the battery and plugged the unit into the wall with the AC adaptor. I turned it on to see if it worked, and it did turn on. I was able to use all the button functions of the player just to see what they did, but then I put the SD card in the slot, and I think I hit the display button or something, and it showed me a picture of video camera in the top left corner and it said “No Card” (or something along those lines - - basically it was saying it didn’t recognize the SDcard that I popped into the unit). Anyway, after that, I couldn’t power off the unit, I couldn’t do anything. None of the buttons worked. I finally had to pop out the battery and pop it back in again just to get it to turn off. So after awhile of fooling around with it, (and this is of course after charging it for over an hour) I finally realized that although the card fit and locked in place the way I put it in, I had apparently put the card in upside down and it needed to be turned over. So I did that, popped the battery back out and popped it back in again, and the unit came on and instead of giving me a screen message saying “no card” it simply displayed the same picture of the video camera in the top left corner, and it also showed apparently how many minutes and seconds are left on the card I was presumed to be taping to. It also said “640” in a little box below the video camera icon on the screen. Still though, none of the buttons worked. The unit won’t turn off. I have to pull the battery out each and every time I try and figure out what the heck is wrong with the unit. I made sure there were some music files in the right folder under DCIM, so that doesn’t seem to be the problem of it just seeing a blank disk.

Without the owners manaul, I can’t figure out what to do. I’ve searched high and low online for a way to get a copy of the instructions, but as good of an internet searcher I am, I was unable to find anything, besides this site, worth my time. The person who sold me the unit is naturally not available to communicate with.

I don’t even know who makes this darn thing. I tried to type in I-Joy as a manufacturer, but no go.

Can someone please help me figure this out. I’d really like to get my hands on a users manual, but if nothing else, helping me figure out how to get the unit to work again would be appreciated at this point.

Anyone?? reply

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06-26-2006 08:03 PM
bmwcaligali
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The truth is, even if you did have the instruction booklet, it wouldn’t be of much help to you when it comes to troubleshooting.

As soon as you turn the unit on, start continuously hitting the right arrow button. That will cause the spotlight to turn on and off, but it should also solve your problem.

Mine only ever freezes up like this whenever I switch SD cards. As long as you are using the same card however, it shouldn’t be a problem after this one particular time.

Let me know how it turns out! reply

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07-05-2006 01:53 AM
Sean
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Greetings: I just saw your post about the user manual for the MobilDV H12. Did you ever locate a user manual? Thanks, Bill reply

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11-26-2006 04:05 PM
Bill Spiegelhalter

I need a users manuel also I have my Ijoy hooked up to computer with USB Cable and I cant go thru any menu options. Please Help reply

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01-18-2007 02:11 AM
newman

bmwcaligali wrote:
Hi. I bought the MobiDV H12 DV Camcorder from a seller on ebay, and just received it, and it didn’t come with the users manual or any instructions. It only came with the unit itself, the ear phones, the usb cable, the ac adapter, the case, and the 128mb SDcard. Oh yeah, and it had the battery.

I installed the battery and plugged the unit into the wall with the AC adaptor. I turned it on to see if it worked, and it did turn on. I was able to use all the button functions of the player just to see what they did, but then I put the SD card in the slot, and I think I hit the display button or something, and it showed me a picture of video camera in the top left corner and it said “No Card” (or something along those lines - - basically it was saying it didn’t recognize the SDcard that I popped into the unit). Anyway, after that, I couldn’t power off the unit, I couldn’t do anything. None of the buttons worked. I finally had to pop out the battery and pop it back in again just to get it to turn off. So after awhile of fooling around with it, (and this is of course after charging it for over an hour) I finally realized that although the card fit and locked in place the way I put it in, I had apparently put the card in upside down and it needed to be turned over. So I did that, popped the battery back out and popped it back in again, and the unit came on and instead of giving me a screen message saying “no card” it simply displayed the same picture of the video camera in the top left corner, and it also showed apparently how many minutes and seconds are left on the card I was presumed to be taping to. It also said “640” in a little box below the video camera icon on the screen. Still though, none of the buttons worked. The unit won’t turn off. I have to pull the battery out each and every time I try and figure out what the heck is wrong with the unit. I made sure there were some music files in the right folder under DCIM, so that doesn’t seem to be the problem of it just seeing a blank disk.

Without the owners manaul, I can’t figure out what to do. I’ve searched high and low online for a way to get a copy of the instructions, but as good of an internet searcher I am, I was unable to find anything, besides this site, worth my time. The person who sold me the unit is naturally not available to communicate with.

I don’t even know who makes this darn thing. I tried to type in I-Joy as a manufacturer, but no go.

Can someone please help me figure this out. I’d really like to get my hands on a users manual, but if nothing else, helping me figure out how to get the unit to work again would be appreciated at this point.

Anyone??

i-joy MobiDV H12 is a product from minox.
The user manual can be found on the minox website.
I had to look hard for it because it is a German product as far as I can tell.
Near the bottom of:
http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=1149&L=1
They have PDF files in different languages for
“Minox MobiDV” This is it. reply

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06-20-2007 04:00 PM
Central_TX
2 posts

i-joy MobiDV H12 is a product from minox.
The user manual can be found on the minox website.
I had to look hard for it because it is a German product as far as I can tell.
Near the bottom of:
http://www.minox.com/index.php?id=1149&L=1
They have PDF files in different languages for
“Minox MobiDV” This is it. reply

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06-20-2007 04:02 PM
Central_TX
2 posts

Very helpful. I found the manual I was looking for! reply

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05-07-2010 08:29 AM
Ron

3D Ready Camcorder Black (3MOS sensor, SD Card Recording, Leica Dicomar Lens and Manual Control Ring) (Electronics) After hanivg quite an unpleasant experience with this camcorder, I thought I’d shed light on the issues I’ve faced in the hope that Panasonic may look into them and investigate. I thought I’d also create an insight for any potential buyers out there who may be particularly sensitive to these sorts of issues. The issues stated here are based on the comparison of the TM700 I previously owned and two SD900 s, one of which is a replacement. As stated, I’ve already briefly owned two of these camcorders and subsequently discovered serious flaws with both, as a result the second one will also be returned. I will be asking for a third and final replacement and if the issues remain I shall be asking for a refund. The first and most serious issue I’ve discovered is where the image sharpness falls, sometimes quite significantly to the left hand side of the recording at widest angle. Test footage made recording a flat wall at equal distance demonstrates this issue accurately. The only way to correct the problem is to use manual focus, but even then it takes the right hand side of the picture out of focus, it’s either one or the other, it’s impossible to get the footage sharp across the whole field. This issue was picked up in a professional review recently made for the TM900, which is identical to the SD900 other than the built in 32 GB of flash memory. I can confirm that this issue exists on both of the SD900 s I’ve owned the second one being worse (and which is why it will be returned to Amazon.) It seems that the issue could either be an unidentified autofocus issue or a defect/misalignment in one of the lens elements, there’s no way of knowing for sure, but either could be a likely candidate. All I can say is that my TM700 never exhibited this issue, and I’ve not seen anyone ever report these problems of the more popular 700 series, so the problem seems to have been introduced with the new models. I’ve noticed that the auto-focus system at the longest end of the telephoto range sometimes shimmers' like as if it’s constantly hunting for focus long after it should’ve already been obtained, it’s quite distracting and certainly abnormal to behave like this. Whether or not this is related to the above issue is hard to know. The next issue I’ve noticed is with the zoom mechanism itself. There’s a vibration noise that transmits to the built in mic once the zoom motor operates, when it reaches max telephoto the mechanism makes a loud rattling noise. Both devices had this issue, but the replacement was considerably worse. Again, this certainly wasn’t prevalent with the TM700. I’ve noticed a few people on various forums who have had this problem with their TM900 s and there’s a video on Youtube of someone clearly reproducing the problem. I’m sure the first advice people will offer is to buy an external mic, fair point yes, but the mic is actually quite good on this camcorder already and is being spoilt by abnormal noises and vibrations from the camera which shouldn’t be there in the first place, it’s also not always convenient to carry a mic around when space is an issue. This leads me on to the next point, the fan noise. It’s definitely there, but I’ve noticed the fan noise varies from one device to the next; the first SD900 fan noise was horrific, so bad that it could be heard in all of my footage, I would even go as far to say that it may have been loud enough to be picked up with an extermal mic too. The replacement is much quieter and is barely audible, which leads me to suspect that Panasonic have silently changed to a quieter fan model due to continued complaints, or are just using mix and match components from various suppliers, which could explain the variation from one device to the next. Last but not least, I’ve noticed the colour balance seems to vary from one device to the next; the first possessed a cool neutral colour balance while the latter hosted a warmer colour balance, much closer to what Canon usually use. It’s deeply worrying that even something like this is varying from one device to the next. Don’t get me wrong, I think the colour balance is a nice improvement over the TM700 but in my opinion this is something that should remain consistent. The only thing so far that I can praise about this camera is the stunningly beautiful footage it records, it produces the best quality footage I’ve ever seen on a consumer camcorder at this price range, it’s just a shame that the focus issue marrs what would be a spendid camcorder. For this reason I will persevere and hope that the next one I get will be rid of these problems as I really do think this device has a lot of potential, it just seems plagued by so many different problems. Perhaps I’m just unlucky? As for everything else, well, it’s pretty much what you’d expect of a camcorder of this price. I think it has great ergonomics and fits well reply

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05-08-2012 11:27 PM
Nurul

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