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Tracking problems please help

When I record, the picture looks fine. When I playback, the picture has lines as if there is a tracking problem. I tried adjusting the tracking, but it does nothing. What can I do?

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Defective ccd imager!! the
company will replace this
ccd imager free of charge.
Year 2002 up to 2005 released
unit has a factory defect ccd
imager. the company recalled
those units and replaced with
a stronger version of ccd
imager ( they are still doing it).
check it out.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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SOURCE: GR-D72 Mini DV Digital Camcorder makes clicking sound when tape running

the clicking is from the capstain turning the tape -- and perhaps the metal cage holding the tape.. if it is bent then the movement of the capstain may be pushing it in an eccentric fashion.

send it in for repair.

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SOURCE: JVC GR-DX76 - No Picture

which view finder? contrast or brightness?

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SOURCE: tracking appears to be out - can it be adjusted?

Giving in and taking the camera back to the shop for repair!

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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