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Canon ZR200 Love my camcorder - BUT I am having a problem with it; - 5 Horizontal lines appear in my movies. - Tried an old cassete that I know works and the same lines appear. - I cleaned it with a mini DV head cleaner but still the horizontal lines appear. - Can you help? Thank you!

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I just started to have the same problem, 5 grey lines and intermittent audio. I the settings and i tried different tapes and No Joy. Then I tried to record onto an old tapes to see if the new recording would do it and the camera showed me a strange icon for exposure. I set the exposure back to 'Easy' and Viola, I recorded and the playback is now clean. Even old tapes play OK now...

The settings must have gotten wacked somehow. I glad it worked out, good luck.

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I still have 5 horizontal lines across my screen is there anything else I could do

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Thank you so much Ted S. I was just about to send my ZR400 in for repair with this same exact problem when I found your post. It worked perfectly. I cant thank you enough. Thank you!!!!

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