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Lines through the tape when recording or playing back

I have a panasonic 2.3 mega pixel camcorder that uses dv tapes. It was working just fine until an error message came on that the heads needed to be cleaned. We followed the instructions, and cleaned the heads. When we tried recording or playing back our tapes, there are lines that run through the LCD screen and the tape will not play correctly. I am using Maxell mini DV's and Sony mini DV's and they both are doing that. I recently got a brand new JVC player, put one of these tapes in it, and it also is showing lines through the LCD screen and the tape is not playing correctly. Any suggestions?

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It could need a head adjustment. Any camera store can do that for you.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Mar 23, 2014

    Make sure that the firmware has been updated as well. The support section on the Panasonic website should have details on it (if it is provided).

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