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Playback won't work

I had DCR-TRV245 for 4 years and use it regularly, i was using the playback on the lcd and it just stoppped working, its just showing a blue screen as if the tape is blank, if you switch to record mode a film, its looks fine you can record it just wont playback. I havee tried loads of other full tapes so thats the problem, Please help :(

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Re: Playback won't work

Needs to be cleaned and possibly tension adjustments. most cases this will fit it but the video heads could need replacing.

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