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Tracking problem When I record, the picture looks fine. When I playback, the picture has lines as if there is a tracking problem. I tried adjusting the tracking, but it does nothing. What can I do?

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which view finder? contrast or brightness?

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SOURCE: tracking appears to be out - can it be adjusted?

Giving in and taking the camera back to the shop for repair!

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the first thing i would do would be to try a head cleaning tape-if that doesn't help see in your book or menus if you can adjust the tracking on the camcorder-when the tape heads get worn over time they need to be aligned and that is what tracking does-some older models allow you to manually adjust-good luck!

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I have had the same problem. There is no way to manually adjust the tracking on this Hitachi, or on most 8mm cameras, for that matter. I copied all of my more recent tapes to DVD first (2 copies of each) and then I went to the oldest tapes, which for some reason were OK. When I got to one tape that gave me trouble, I just let it play in the camcorder for about an hour. It adjusted its own tracking so that the picture was OK. Then, I rewound the tape and copied that one. I still have 2 tapes that will not adjust. I am going to send those out to a copying service. I hope they can adjust the tracking and make the copies I need.
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It's not tracking -- it's dirty heads -- you can purchase an 8mm head cleaning cassette and use it to cure these problems. Tapes recorded with the dirty heads may still have issues afterwards.

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your guides have come loose , probably - the digital sound will be next to go because the bottom edge of your tapes are being folded - open the cassette tape lid by pressing the small pin near one hinge and gently lifting the door - if there are any creases ? get the guides aligned ! to protect your library ; ( if there are no creases , try a sony d8 cleaning tape - once ! before getting a repair quote ) ;

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First, try head cleaning by trained technician. Tech will clean manually with cleaning chemical each head to make sure video heads are performing 100%. Otherwise, they will probably quotes you for tracking adjustment. Head cleaning is typically around $25-50. Tracking adjustment might cost you around $100-200 in US depending on service time.

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