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Problem with blue screen on my SharpVL-AX1 camcorder-video+playback does not work, but I can take still images with no problem

I have tried and use cassette cleaner to clean the head only once, but no result. I can take still pictures with no problem, but my video screen first started to pixolate, then the screen during recordings went mozaik-pixels and now it is only blue even if I try to playback any of good cassettes, it is only blue and does not work anymore. I cannot record any more of video/and see any playback. could you help?Should I try to clean the head with the cassette few times? What else could be the problem? There is nothing wrong with still images, only with video recording...last time I recorded in Egypt... thanks a lot for your help All the best jana

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Re: problem with blue screen on my SharpVL-AX1...

A simply cleaning of video head will solve the problem. if the head clean cassette is not working try doing manualy or get it done by some expert.

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