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I get a "texture" on the image

The camera was fine, I hadn't used it in eight months or so. Now that I needed to record something, I put in in tape mode, and the image it's getting looks as if it had a scratched texture on it, and a thin black line that moves horizontally across the screen and the part above that line looks gray. The camera hadn't been dropped or hit, so I have no idea of whats wrong with it.

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Re: I get a "texture" on the image


I just found a website that says they will fix it for free within the U.S.  The site is

My camera did the same thing and I went to Sony service online and they pointed me to this site. 

Good luck,

Don    -

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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