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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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  • kakali Nov 12, 2007

    With power switch ON in Camera mode; either on LCD screen or Viewfindler except display no picture could be seen ( both in easy or custom feature) While recording; it appears that recording is in process; but nothing happens except sound gets recorded without any video picture.

    Further battery charging level display is not appearing at LCD screen display.

    Will appreciate help to resolve this issue



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  • zapata22 Feb 22, 2008

    try to rec but nothing no sound or pic what do i do



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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.

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