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No playback pics. Blue screen.Can't record.Used x2 since service.

We had the recorder serviced around 4 months or more ago and have only used it around twice since. When we used it around Christmas during recording, a 'cleaning cassette' message interrupted the recording. On playback, the usual pixels occured, synonymous with dirty tape heads. But then it refused to record after that, and won't playback any pre-recorded tapes. Just presents a blue screen. can't remember the exact date of service or we'd just go back to the regular guy. Can you please advise us what the best course of action is.

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  • jddocsmith Mar 15, 2009

    Thanks. Same camera, same problems! Had ours since 2000/1. I doubt whether it's the same repair/maintenance guy - I'm in the UK. But thanks anyway.

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I just made contact with a service tech who seems very competent and who won me over. Have problem with video and audio dropout similiar to dirty heads on a 10 year old DCR-VX2000 but which is a larger problem attributed to worn parts which will need replacement. Do not know how old your unit is, but will share name of person/company if you wish. Only thing that worries me is if you by chance had had yours repaired by them!!! They are a Southern California company.

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