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Perfect picture but audio glitches...

Hi, I read about a similar problem, but the solution wasn't clarified. During playback the audio "glitches," or "ticks." I bought head cleaners, and have run them more than a few times--the problem remains. I can't tell if the camera is recording with the glitches, or if they happen only in playback mode, because they seem to pop up at different times. I have been advised NOT to send the camera to Sony. I bought it used, and am happy with it for the most part. I'm hoping this is a minor issue? Do I need new heads? An adjustment? Thanks for your time.

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Re: Perfect picture but audio glitches...

For audio gliches & dropout of video we suggest to change supply pully & TG Plate of deck machanism then realign with good tape.

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Re: Perfect picture but audio glitches...

Audio "glitches" or dropout is a typical symptom of tape path misalignment. find a good local repair shop (are there any more of us still around?) and they should be able to perform this relatively simple alignment.

Posted on Jul 20, 2007

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