Question about Canon ZR85 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I get lines and squares in the tape playback
Someone here recommended taping with the lense cap on in a quiet room for 5-10 minutes. When I played it back, no more skipping or gray lines. This worked for me!!!!
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
Ok here Goes this is what i did and according to sony this does work
Turn the Cam Off
Take battery out
Turn camera to on for at least a minute
Turn camera to off for at least a minute
Place Battery back in
There we go
5 grey lines across the playback screen
now no lines
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
I was gonna say the exact same thing, video that looks like its got fuzzy lines and "squares" means the heads dirty. I bought a head cleaning tape and never had a problem since
Posted on Jan 25, 2007
Get a good tape head cleaner and clean the heads several times. If that doesn't do it, it'll need a tape track adjustment.
Posted on Jul 03, 2006
Would a different head cleaner work? I previously used a panasonic. I tried it 4 or 5 times and it still is doing the same thing.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
please state the age of your devices. It can help a great lot in solving your problems. The lines that you get aren't continuous, are they? They appear to be going up and down, are different sizes and shift as the tape plays, yes? well, this is simple. You need to clean your recording head.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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