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No pic or sound when recording

I switch the position from off to camera then I press the red record button, I can hear the mechanism it sounds like its recording like usual but then when I rewind the tape and press play on the player mode I see nothing but verticle colored lines then snow at the point where nothing is recorded tried listening for sound but heard nothing at all. Do I need a new camera? I've only used this camera like 5 times during the first year and only had it for 2 years. Is this also something normal for these type of camcorders.

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Re: no pic or sound when recording

Please get a Hi 8 cleaning cassette and run it in the camera for a few seconds. you may have to do this several times for the head to be completely cleaned unfortunately for Hi8 you will not hear the sound when there is no picture on playback.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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