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Lines across screen on playback.

When I playback my recording on the camcorder, there are wide blue lines across the screen. I've tried cleaning the camcorder with a cleaning tape and a q-tip with alcohol. I tried to switch tapes to an old recorded tape that was fine previously but now that tape plays back with the same lines.

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  • gelpaks Nov 30, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! I have a samsung SCD103 miniDV camcorder and when I record, everything looks fine, but when I play it back there are several horizontal lines. You can faintly hear the audio, but there is a high-pitched squealing sound drowning it out. I've tried the cleaning tape, and have never used a q-tip on the heads. I've also tried different tapes and tapes that played fine before, but they all look the same with the horizontal lines. Can someone give me an idea what's wrong with this camcorder?

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I have exactly the same horizontal line problem with my Panasonic PV-DV400D-K. I also used cleaning tape and q-tips nothing seems to fix the issue.

    How can I fix the alignment problem of the tiny video heads?

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    I have a problem similar to this.
    Only a big gray strip w/ different colored dots on it OR frames from previous playback will stay shown. And both these only occur on the right side of the screen.
    I have not cleaned it with a q-tip.

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A Q-tip should never be used to clean a video head.  Unfortunately they can pull the tiny head out of alignment.  I believe this is your problem and the repaid may be more costly than a new purchase.

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