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Panasonic AG-455 Problem

I have a Panasonic AG-455 camera.  The problem is that whenever I attempt to record I hear a loud noise.  Additionally, if I hit record/play I hear the noise and I can turn the camera upside down and the noise sound changes.  Whenever I start recording there is no noise for like 10 seconds.  Then it starts making the noise.  WHenever it makes the noise the video is bouncy.  Then if I connect the S-video up to the TV and press play, it makes the same noise and the video comes out "messed up." 
I have already attempted to clean the heads several times and that did not fix the problem.  Does anyone have a idea??  I really like this camera!!

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Re: Panasonic AG-455 Problem

The noise is most likely bad bearings in the video head assembly. No longer available from Panasonic. The b/w recording problem is most likely caused by a bad video board inside the camera. Unfortunately, the video board is also no longer available.

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