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Blue lines in play back and no sound

I have a PV-GS39 Panasonic mini dv camcorder I purchased about 1 year ago. A couple of months ago I played back some old tapes to see what was on it and all of a sudden I get these thick horizantal blue lines. I read the manual, but they had not suggestions to repair it. I called the support for Panasonic and they couldn't help. I tried head cleaners and still nothing. I also tried some suggestions of fast forwadeding about 5 times...still nothing. I really love my camcorder and don't want to believe that it can't be repaired. Please if there is anyone out there that can help me I would GREATLY appreciate it.

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  • edhcali Mar 03, 2009

    I did use a head cleaner and it didn't work. Can you make a recommendation on a good quality head cleaner?

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Please use good quality video head cleaning tape and clean video head for normal playback.
Video head cleaning tapes are available in many electronic stuff stores.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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    Shahid Electronics Mar 03, 2009

    There few good names like TDK, Sony, Panasonic, JVC etc.

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