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Canon MiniDV mv700i audio problem

I have a Canon MiniDV mv700i handycam. It works fine except in the playback mode, when the tape playing reaches the far end (like 5 min before finish) the audio goes on and off quite often. The audio goes blank for 1 or 2 seconds, then back on for few seconds and then off again. This happends on all tapes I play, so the tapes are definately not bad. Anyone any suggestions what's wrong with the camera ????

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Re: Canon MiniDV mv700i audio problem

A mechanical problem! The tension regulator belt is not well aligned, you need pro fix to do the alignment.

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I have a Canon mv700i and I'm now seeing horizontal lines on the screen in the playback mode (I'm trying to copy an older tape). I'm thinking the heads need a clean? Can I do this myself and if so how?

This is usually caused by an oxidized or defective Audio/Video drum. Try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.

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My canon camera seems to work fine in record mode. The LCD shows the video and the timestamp, and tape is moving. Yet in playback mode no matter what Tape I use (even if I know the tape has video on it)...

The playback head is dirty. Insert a brand new tape into the drive and perform a record, through the entire tape until it reaches the end. Then play a pre-recorded tape.

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Dont know how to play a tape from camcorder onto my tv

just insert the tape in camera and connect yellow to yellow port in camera and audio is white and red on the other side follow the color code on tv back panel or front if u have and put ur tv into AV mode and then play back ur camera tape using playback mode look out for switch with play icont on it to select the play mode in camera u are set watch it on tv u want anything else i am here to help u

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Distorted sound on playback, samsung mini dv camcorder.

Try a DV tape cleaner first. If that doesn't work, see what it would take to get the audio heads realigned. Any camera store can do that for you.

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Cannot view playback!!!!

First thing to determine is if your (Playback Mode) is set for Auto or Hi 8 / 8. Select VTR setting and then select Menu. Scroll to PB Mode and select Auto. Now try playback.

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My sony handycam wont register the tape - only shows blue screen and wont show recordings.. HELP!

try a miniDV haed cleaning tape, the drum might be dirty, so no information is seen from the tape.
did you get a message " clean haeds on the screen??

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No playback on DCR-TRV103

In playback mode the lCD displays the battery time, hi8 symbol and the tape counter. all the functions work the tape will play, rewind, fast forward. The screen stays blank on playback and the tape counter stays at 0:00:00 eventhough I can see the tape turning. I also hooke the camera to my tv and I got no picture.

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Will not playback tapes

a sony cleaning cassette may clear the gunk from your friend ' s possibly ? bad tapes ( do not rewind it - or the gunk will be redeposited ) ; if still no video , get an estimate to have your heads and guides cleaned . . . professionally ;

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Adapter question

There are no such adapters that would allow 8mm, Hi8 and Mini DV tapes to be played in a VHS VCR. Only the old VHS-C tapes can fit and play in an adapter. There are several reasons why 8mm (or Hi8 and miniDV tapes) cannot be physically played in a VHS VCR: 1. 8mm (Hi8, miniDV) is a different format with different technical characteristics than VHS. These formats were never developed with the intention to be mechanically compatible with current VHS technology. 2. 8mm/Hi8 tapes are 8mm wide (miniDV is 6mm wide), while VHS tape is 1/2" wide, making it impossible for a VHS video head to read the taped information correctly. 3. 8mm/Hi8/miniDV tapes are recorded and played at different speeds than VHS, so even if the tapes could physically fit into a standard VHS VCR, the VCR still couldn't play back the tapes at their correct speeds. 4. 8mm/Hi8/minDV audio is recorded differently than VHS. 8mm/Hi8 audio is recorded in AFM HiFi mode, while miniDV audio is recording in 12-Bit or 16-Bit PCM digital audio format. So, even if the video could be played back in a VHS VCR, the audio could not be read properly. 5. 8mm/Hi8 video is of higher resolution than VHS and is recorded in a different bandwidth length (miniDV video is recorded digitally), so once again, a standard VCR still could not read the information correctly, even if the tape could fit into a VCR.

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