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Panasonic PV-GS32 Problems with Playback

I have a Panasonic PV-GS32 that I have used approximately 5 times. The first few times I used it I had no problems recording and replaying videos of my son. Now when I try to watch what I have recorded the sound skips, the video gets digital blocks across the picture and it sounds like the heads are sticking. Someone told me to try a head cleaner and that didn't work. Any ideas on what could be wrong? How much it would be to fix it? Thanks

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Re: Panasonic PV-GS32 Problems with Playback

Wit wait WAIT!!! isent this a mini dvd recorder??? I've seen a dirty lens cause this BUt if the lens is clean The problem could be in the cucuit BUT try cleaning first as described in your owners manual. Good LUCK

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Re: Panasonic PV-GS32 Problems with Playback

Hi well... this can be a small capacitor blown or it could be the microprocessor and it will cost like a new CAM cant know without more details good luck

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