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Playback When playing back either through a monitor or on the camera screen I get 3 wide horizontal bands. I have tried a claning tape but with no success. Any suggestions?

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Hello, after the cleaning try to record and then check the new recordings. If there is no change (3 wide bands still present) the video head is malfunctioning. The part number is: A7048938A Best regards, Arpi

Posted on Apr 17, 2007

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i Jasdeep working in superb broadcast as an lengineer .and for this problem i can suggest u the following things :
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