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Panasonic PV-GS400 Horizontal blue bands appear on LCD playback

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    same problem

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SOURCE: PV-GS9 mini dv playback problem

I have the same problem, Try to go on record view and record for 2 sec and come back to play back. It should work tamprarly. I am looking for a permanent solution. If you find one let me know!

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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It is probably a dirty head. One camera i had i had to clean it much more often that i wanted to and certainly before any important shoot.

Here is a tip though. Always use the same make of tape (and code). If you do change your tape (or code) then clean the heads before you put in the different tape. this is all to do with "dry or wet" lubrication used on different tapes. i do not know enough about that to comment, but the tip comes form a very good source.

Some people run the whole tape through on record (with the lens hood on) before they use it. I do not think it will help for this problem, but you can try.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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I had the same problem but without the needing cleaning message on my Pana PvGs12, weird as it sounded, I stopped it but left it on and gave it a whack on my palm and then tired playing it again and it fixed it. But I have heard it may also need professional head repair and that it may be out of alignment too? Try switching from doing it in the camera mode and or in the playback mode. I'd also try the reset button.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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I have a Panasonic PV-GS400 that's worked perfectly for years. While using a DV to Firewire connection to the computer I accidentally pulled the cable out of the computer while it was in capture mode and...


The terminals are very fragile and some damage may have occurred to the port of the camera. If so a Service Centre is your next stop.
Try pushing the Reset button on the camera as a "hope it clears the issue" thing. It will be a small inset button, refer to the camera manual for position.

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Is the Panasonic PV-GS400 compatible with iMovie 09


Yes.
Use a firewire cable to connect.
4 to 6 pin cable or 4 to 9 pin if your Mac has AN 800 port.

Feb 26, 2011 | Panasonic PV-GS400 Mini DV Digital...

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During playback there are 5 horizontal blue lines that display. Can I fix this myself?


try with head cleaning cassette 2 or 3 times if problem presists change video head assembly
VEG1731

May 20, 2010 | Panasonic PV-GS150 Mini DV Digital...

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Blue lines appear across screen during video playback.


Hi,

thank you for choosing Fixya.com.

it seems that some parts in your Cam are Dirty.
please try to use the head cleaner disk first.
let me know if any changes happen.

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Panasonic NV-GS60 with horizontal lines appear on screen


Clean the heads(use the specified cleaning tape sparingly).
Change tape. Using Panasonic video tape? It sounds like no. You might get by with Sony... Try Panasonic.
The tapes are different thickness, durability and therefore suitability for cameras. Try to get ME -type tape( metal evaporated) instead of MP( metal particle) as the particles tend to flake off more readily. The blue often means no signal(video) was recorded in that space(on the tape). Let me know it it helps.

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Dec 26, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS39 Mini DV Digital...

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Choppy recording and playback


If the heads become dirty, “NEED HEAD
CLEANING” appears during recording. During
playback, moreover, the following symptoms
appear.
≥Mosaic-like noise appears partially or the
sound is interrupted.
≥Black or blue mosaic-like horizontal stripes
appear.

When normal playback cannot be performed
even after the head cleaning
One possible cause is that normal recording
could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal
recording can be performed.
≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning,
the problem may be the tape. If so, try another
cassette.
≥During playback, the picture or sound may be
interrupted momentarily, but this is not a
malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible
cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt
or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.)

Mar 27, 2008 | Panasonic PV-GS150 Mini DV Digital...

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Blue Bars and No Sound


My advice is that you should by a DV cleaning cassette. Put this in the camera and run it for 10 to 20 seconds only. running the cleaning cassette for a long time may damage the head.
good luck!
Luwangula

Dec 20, 2007 | Panasonic PV-GS39 Mini DV Digital...

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