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Bad picture I have a samsung digital camcorder scd23. I've only used it a few times. The camera records alright but then when I play back there are thick horizontal lines across the picture, what could the problem be?

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  • Alice Fazio Jun 04, 2007

    I did buy the head cleaner and that solved the problem, thanks!



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Clean the head win a MiniDV cleaning tape. Do not use alcohol and cotton swab. Sometimes cotton lint may get stuck in the video head.

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    This is not fair rating. My solution was used.


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Try cleaning the tape path, especially the rubber pinch roller, with an alcohol swab....but how is the performance as a web-cam? (when connected to pc)? if same result, then problem is deeper, maybe CCD

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