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Tapes won't play

Hello there. Recently I was viewing a mini dv on my JVC digital video camera when midway, the picture went blue. I checked all the connections and battery. All looked to be in order. I then tryed playing a different tape. Nothing. I took the tape out and put it back in. It played for a few seconds, then the picture went blue again. Any thoughts or advise. Thank you.

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Re: Tapes won't play

This is an indication that both data heads are dirty. In a digital camcorder both heads need to be operating correctly to obtain a full picture. Insert a new cleaning tape and run it for only 10 seconds or less, this should clear up the problem. Avoid using the tape that caused the problem. Do not use the cleaning tape for regular maintenance, this will damage the drum surface. Good luck to you! Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (

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