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Playback issues Recently, my camcorder has been suffering playback issues. When I play back a recording, the visual and sound are very choppy. It's the same way playing on a computer, too. What's even more confusing is that it's not always bad. Sometimes it works perfectly fine. Right now I think I just need to get it repaired.

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    Peter Thompson Aug 11, 2007

    I had just thought of doing that [using a cleaning tape]. It worked, my camcorder works again. Some of my tapes seemed to be damaged by the dirty head, but otherwise it seems to be working.



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Try to forward a blank tape for cleaning until the head has being clean...repeat the procedure 5 times...if nothing happen may be the video head is weak already.....or need to align the camera

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When normal playback cannot be performed
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