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Problems with Playback and No Sound..

Could someone help me with this issue? Whenever I attempt to play back a tape, I get these awful horizontal blue bars going across my LCD display as well as no sound whenever I'm trying to capture video on the pc or just trying to watch it on the camera. A temporary solution that seems to get clear playback (but still no sound) is to remove the tape from the camera and insert it again.. And when I say temporary, I'm talking about less than 15 seconds. Is anyone else having/or had similar problems, if so is there anything that you could tell me that could help me? Regards..

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I HAD SOUND ISSUES DURING PLAYBACK AND WHAT I DID WAS I WENT INTO THE CAMERA FUNCTIONS AND CHANGED THE AUDIO TO MIX AND THE SOUND WAS PLAYING FINE

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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Had some problem! Hitting it worked great. I don't know for how long, but it is working now! Thanks for the barbaric solution! Woohoo!

Posted on Nov 18, 2007

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Solution #2 works like charm.. thanks, hubris ...

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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I took the second advice and knocked it on the bottom and it worked. Thanks for the advice.

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Not to sound barbaric or anything but I had the same problem and all it took was a few knocks on the bottom of my camera to fix it.

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

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It seems you are having a tracking problem. When the tracking is out of sync, you will notice digitized drop out then even audio distorts. It is caused possibly by shift in mechanical system or changed value of electronic components in tracking circuit. It is standard repair cost to remedy this kind of problem. Probably cost you around $125-200 in US repair shops.

Posted on Mar 17, 2007

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