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Black Horizontal Lines on Screen

Please, please can someone help me !! I recently purchased the above camcorder (about 5 days ago). I have noticed that when I try and play back the recording and view it on the LCD monitor it has about 5 black lines of equal width and spacing horizontally across the screen. I am using a genuine JVC tape and original battery. How do I get rid of this, or what have I done wrong. I am unsure if it is operator error or there is something wrong with the camcorder. I look forward to a reply.

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  • Tracey Durbin Aug 30, 2006

    Unfortunately the problem could not be resolved and a full refund was given. I have now purchased a replacement and all seems well so far.

    All I have been told is that there could have been a damaged pixel or a problem with the tape !!! That this problem apparently is very rare.

  • klovur Dec 06, 2007

    i also have the same problem.. i have owned the camera (which cost over 400$) for only a year or so, ive only used it a few times,, and now its starting to have these lines across the screen out of no where :/ *cries* this is awful..

    if anyone has any help at all, i would appreciate it, please message me if you have any suggestions :/

  • 1leveli Dec 26, 2007

    I have the same problem. I probably don't have more that 8-10 hours of use on this camera. For the past year it has just been sitting in its case, because I feel like someone out there may know what will fix it. I have about six horizontal lines across my screen in both record and or playback mode. The top row has picture, the second row all fuzzy, third row has picture, fourth row all fuzzy, etc. etc. If you can help please let me know.



  • SolbergL Mar 19, 2009

    Can you use any miniDV head cleaning cassette?



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I have the same problem with Sony TRV140 and the dealer is suggesting replacing the head at a cost that is more than half the cost of a latest model video cam!

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I have the same problem and the vendor cleaned the video head. cleaning the video head did not seem to fix the problem..did you find a solution..

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Mostly this is the result of defective or dirty video head. simply clean the video head by using head cleaning cassette. If it solves the problem, well, but if the problem remains contact the vendor.

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