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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Hi, Camcorder video head required cleaning because gray lines come in playback when video head got clogged/ dirty. Put video head cleaning tape and playback it as per instructions. hope this will help you. Thanks.
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.)
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.