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Thick Blue Lines

I just came into a problem that when I playback a tape I get thick blue lines. I just bought the camcorder two years ago and it should not be broken. I took back to the store where I purchased it and they told me it was shot. Please someone help. I don't want to accept that it is broken. I have tried two of three of the previous solutions, but what is a dirty head and how do I fix it? Restarting the camera didn't work. Thanks!

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Re: Thick Blue Lines

Just forward a blank new tape...5 times if needeed i suggest not to use a video head cleaner..just imagine using a sand paper to the head what will happen..:-)

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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Re: Thick Blue Lines

Had similair problem with other brand of DV camera, Thanks to x-tian for his suggestion. Wasn't sure if he meant to Fast-foward in playback mode or just Fast- forward in rapid search(No picture) I tried both..... After a couple of passes - the playback was normal!!!! matt

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

Re: Thick Blue Lines

This was the fix for my problem,,,thx! I thought I had lost a whole tapes worth of video of my son.
You were a life saver.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

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Thanks it helped

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Hi I went with x-tian idea. Thanks you saved my life,worked a charm

Posted on Sep 06, 2007

Re: Thick Blue Lines

The solution I found, in some tapes I have, is to move the "save protection" tap to the "allow recording" position, this solves the blues lines in my Panasonic PV-GS12 Hope it helps Oliver

Posted on Sep 03, 2007

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