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Distorted pixelated image on right side

The recorded image breaks up (pixelates) on the right hand side - this is not visible while monitoring during recording, only on playback.
We have seen at least 3 instances of this over the last few months and it has not been alleviated by a head cleaning.

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Pixelation on the right side is an indication of misalignment of the exit roller.  don't try to align it yourself unless you're experienced in this repair.

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I suggest check THIS LINK for additional details in this previous solutions for an Defective CCD (Charge Coupled Device) and next contact your Sony service. I strongly suggest (taking into consideration the age of your camera) to evaluate the cost of repair versus the cost of a new camera with similar features, before making a final desicion.

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pixelation on the right side of the picture is an indication of a misaligned tape exit roller.  head cleaning won't fix it; it has to be done by a technician.

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