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STATIC WHEN RECORDING, NO CLEAR PICTURE

MY CAMCORD WILL RECORD, BUT NOT CLEARLY SNOWY. DOES IT NEED A CLEANING TAPE, IF SO WHERE CAN I GET ONE. OR IS THERE ANOTHER WAY TO CORRECT THIS PROBLEM

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  • dcoa1965 Dec 13, 2008

    My camcorder has been in the box for 4 years and will not record. Only freords fuzz. HELP NEED MANUEL.

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Yes needs cleaned...try radio shack....or best buy for cleaning tape
hope this was of help!

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