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Sony DCR-HC42 Partial Screen Display

When I push play on a tape, the display only shows the left third of the video. The rest is vertical red and pink lines. This is true with the large display, the small display, and if I plug into a television. Also, this is true if the video is newly recorded, or one previously recorded, from before this problem started. I assume this has something to do with the heads.

I have tried using a Dynex "Mini-DV Head-Cleaning" tape. It did not help.

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Re: Sony DCR-HC42 Partial Screen Display

Sony has had some CCD problems with this and other model I think it is important to contact Sony at 1-866-703-7669

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