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Blue Lines When playing back a tape, there are several thick blue lines across the screen, chopping up the picture. Any help would be great! This just started happening.

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  • zec48 Dec 04, 2007

    i Have same problem, bought a cleaning tape, but when I insert it, camera continuously requires me to "push the reset switch". Cleaning can not be accomplished.



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I have the same problem with my Panasonic and have not taken it in yet; however, understand that its a simple fix of running a cleaning tape through it.... Ill try this...

Posted on Feb 26, 2007


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