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Cannot view playback!!!!

My Sony Handycam DCR-TVR820 was working fine. I played a more recent tape and watched the entire tape. Then I tried to play a different tape and it is all boxy and digital and then lots of bars and fuzz and nothing but blue screen... now all the tapes I try to play does this... I cleaned the heads 2 times as it says in trouble shooting, but it is still the same????? PLEASE HELP!!!!!! my email addy is icerd_67@yahoo.com

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First thing to determine is if your (Playback Mode) is set for Auto or Hi 8 / 8. Select VTR setting and then select Menu. Scroll to PB Mode and select Auto. Now try playback.

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