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My Cannon ZR200 was working good but now when I play back my dv tape there are 5 gray lines on my camera screen and the tv if I play back on the tv, I can play that same tape in my brothers camera with no problem at all

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  • bro_carter Dec 08, 2008

    I tried cleaning the heads, that did not work

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It sounds like your saying the gray lines are appearing on your camera and on the tv when you play from the camera but not on your brothers camera. It sounds like your heads are dirty. Get a head cleaner and you should be good to go. Please take a moment to rate my solution fixya.
Thanks and enjoy,
Lee

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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    Lee A. Dec 08, 2008

    You have tried different tapes as well I am assuming? Then you will need to have the camera professionally serviced. If you need help locating the nearest authorized service center please let me know. Please reconsider your rating as you should find my information at least helpful.
    Thanks,
    Lee


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