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When i play the video tape, the picture is like pieces of puzzle

I had the issue of the tape constantly ejecting and followed the tip of smacking it twice. That worked! But now, it the image on the lcd and on computer (if plugged in) looks like puzzle pieces. Some of the pieces are in brown/gray so you can't see parts of the picture at all. Any ideas?

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That kind of happened to me, except there were gray horizontal bars going across my screen. I could only see half of what I was watching. Turns out, I just kept playing the tape and they magically went away. crazy but true. Now the only thing I need help with is getting the tape in it, as the camera won't take any tapes.

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