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Blue Horizontal lines and no sound! Please...what to do?

My camera worked fine until I used a tape that had been in the camera when I got my previous camera wet at the beach. And now when I play any tape the LCD has blue horizontal lines across it with no sound. What should I do? Can I clean these myself?

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  • dba616 Nov 16, 2007

    I have an identical problem with my PV-GS80. It recorded and played back fine at my daughter's horse show a couple of days back. When we tried to play back again at home (after charging the battery), the blue lines appeared and the sound disappeared. We tried a different tape and it does the same thing. The camera is only 5 months (3-4 recording hours) old. Any thoughts beyond cleaning the heads? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    After 2-1/2 great years, my Panasonic mini dv camera (pv-gs35) also started doing the blue horizontal lines & no sound. At first rewinding made everything ok; now I can't get rid of the problem. I tried cleaning the heads yesterday. Didn't help.

  • guitarboy Nov 22, 2008

    Same problem here. I've only had the camcorder a year. I've only used it a hand full of times. Wednesday it worked fine. Today, I went to use it again, and in playback, I had the same problems.

    As far as I know, the camera did not do anything but sit there from wednesday to today

  • markymark_cy Nov 26, 2008

    I have a the NV GS 21, too, and the same fault develped after 13 months.. I've bought a tape head cleaner cassette - no improvement.

    If I record to a computer - via firewire / USB data cable the image is it has to be a tape head problem .. right?
    I've read elsewhere that this could be an actual circuitry fault and judging by these posts we are suffering a common problem.

    My cam was hardly ever used and not abused.



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You should buy a head cleaning tape that fits your tape deck on your camera. They should be at any store that sells electronics, or a general store, such as Wal Mart. Follow the instructions. If that doesn't work, then I don't know what to do.

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I just posted the same problem i was also at the beach and i saw a lady with the same one filming people surf so i asked her if it happend she seadit has she thought moisture got in through the speaker she seaid it just fixed it self now im sure its a moisture problem

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