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Does not play on t.v

My JVC Cybercam GR-DVL720 Mini DV will record and playback just fine when it is on the recorder its self, but it will not even appear on the computer when i connect it, and it will not show anything on the t.v. What should i do?

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Re: Does not play on t.v

This is most likely an internal cable connection problem. Not a hard fix, but would need an expert never the less. Good luck, magic seadog

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