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Black lines in play mode

When the camcorder is in play mode both on the lcd screen or hooked up to a tv, there are horizontal black lines throughout the screen. There are 4-5 wide lines and you can see the recording in the background

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Re: black lines in play mode

This sometime appears when the camera hasn't been used, this dissappears after sometime of playing.

Posted on Aug 30, 2007

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