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Horizontal grey lines running whe camcorder in play mode

Picture is fine for recording but when I try to play back the tapes horizontal gray lines can be seen. Sound quality is fine

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  • rjcarpenter Jan 28, 2009

    Thank you - will get onto that straight away!

  • rjcarpenter Mar 10, 2009

    This sorted my problem - for those with this problem buy the cleaning tape on line - Comet wanted £30 for one - managed to buy on Amazon for £15 (which also included 5 DV tapes!)

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Its symptoms of dirty / clogged video head. Please use Sony video head cleaning tape to clean video head.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jan 28, 2009

    When you got clear picture in playback then change solution rating as fixya.
    Thanks you.


  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Mar 10, 2009

    Thanks.

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