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My panasonic palmcorder is having video problems

When using my camcorder for a long time (bought new in 1993) ive had no problems whatsoever but now ive been having a major problem with it. All the components in the camera work and through the viewfinder the picture is fine but whenever i record with it and playback the tape the picture has horizontal static lines in the picture from top to bottom causing major distortion of the picture. Im not sure if something is scratching the tape when recording but Ive tried brand new tapes and the same lines appear throughout the recorded picture. please help if anyone knows how. Thanks Paul

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Use the RCA cables that come with the Palmcorder® to connect the Palmcorder® from "A/V out" to "A/V in" on the VCR. Then change the VCR to line mode.

Posted on Sep 06, 2005

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SOURCE: Recording and playback problems

Profession diagnosis was that the drum is out of round and cost of repair prohibitive, so I bought a new Panasonic PV-GS500 with a service contract this time! I had actually dropped the GS-150 when it was fairly new and the fall was cushioned by landing on the battery, so I did get a couple of years of good use from it.

I continue to use it as a still camera -- Amazingly, it takes great stills (better than my GS500). Unfortunately, my husband lost the lens cover (and the lens is kind of scratched now), so I would like to replace these parts if I can do so at a reasonable price. Thanks.

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SOURCE: Palmcorder TV playback question

did that, nothing. what setting on the playback menu should i use

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SOURCE: blue lines appear across screen during video playback.


thank you for choosing

it seems that some parts in your Cam are Dirty.
please try to use the head cleaner disk first.
let me know if any changes happen.


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Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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Your playback heads might be clogged. I am not sure if this camera with give you a RF warning if your record heads get clogged. Also most professional machines drums are rated at 1000 - 1500 hours before they need to be replaced. If you are at 500 and never cleaned the heads it is time to. Run a cleaning tape a few times.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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