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DVX100B has no picture, no output on screen or to my laptop

I've tried about 6 different tapes, and each has the same problem. I have no output on the screen, or on my laptop. I've been through all the steps in the manual, ensured I'm in VCR mode, etc. The motor is going, and I can hear it rewind, play, etc. but hte screen is just black except for the tape information. Thinking it might be an internal problem, I tried doing a capture clip in Final Cut, only to have the same problem - no picture. help me......!

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Re: DVX100B has no picture, no output on screen or to my...

Try a cleaning tape. It doesn't take much dirt to lose video playback with DV.

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