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Playback has horiontal blue lines through images

I haev been downloading my minidvs to the computer with no problems until I started to get horizontal blue lines through the image - both on the screen of the camera and on my downloaded file on the computer. Unless these lines are being created as I do it, the lines were not on the tape - I checked ones I had done, and the lines are now there.

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Re: Playback has horiontal blue lines through images

I have the same problem, it is the heads but i think they are not working anymore, lets fight back!

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Re: Playback has horiontal blue lines through images

You need to throw away the camera. this solution will save you heartache and time. OR you could spend 300$ on getting it fixed. ITS CALLED a HEADCLEAN. only panasonic will clean the heads but that'll be pricey. i would just invest in a worthy camcorder like the dvx!

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