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Re: mini dv camcorder sony

The video head of your camera is dirty or need for replacement...but first clean the head using a blank new tape,don't use a cleaning cassette cause is too rough for the head just think using a sandpaper to the head what would happen it ruin the head...just forward the whole tape then play the recorded tape...5 times as it needed...if nothing change then it time replace the video head....

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