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View finder and LCD both show grey

The LCD shows only grey (no symols) as well as the viewfinder. Also when trying to use it for play back of old tapes, it will send audio but no video to the tv. please help, thanks

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Re: View finder and LCD both show grey

That think must got damaged... dont woory.. try to clean the head and dont try to put the old tapes in it. it could damage the head. can u see any thing on screen while on recording mode? if yes the problem will be withthe head. use a head cleaner.

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