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BAD PICTURE I have a Panasonic PV-GS31 and when I record a video it palys back with no sound and thick blue lines through the picture. Please Help!

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It happened to me this morning, let the camera warm up, and keep playing whatever video is on the camera, it went away for me.

Posted on Jun 27, 2007

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Could it be a dirty head?

Posted on May 27, 2007

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Look for a tiny pinhole and insert a pin while powered up to reset the device...or try another memory card...could be corrupted memory

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Important Notice
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Panasonic has discovered a premature component failure with a limited number of PV-DV953 (2003 Model) and PV-GS200 (2004 Model) 3CCD camcorders, which may cause an abnormal camera picture (incorrect color reproduction, reddish, noisy image, etc). This anomaly is limited to a specific range of serial numbers listed below.

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