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Crackling noise during recording and on playback?

On my samsung during recording there is excessive crackling sound that is also apparent on playback. When the external camera is in use this is not a problem, just when I use the camera itself. Any ideas? Thanks for the help.

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SOURCE: Samsung 800x Digital Zoom Mini DV Digital-Cam

try a cleaning cassette.. if it dont work it is the heads that are bad.. try a good one.. sometimes this happens if u use old mini dv tapes.. try new.. hope this helps ya

Posted on May 30, 2008

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try a cleaning cassette.. if it dont work it is the heads that are bad.. try a good one.. sometimes this happens if u use old mini dv tapes.. try new.. hope this helps ya

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If the heads become dirty, “NEED HEAD
CLEANING” appears during recording. During
playback, moreover, the following symptoms
≥Mosaic-like noise appears partially or the
sound is interrupted.
≥Black or blue mosaic-like horizontal stripes

When normal playback cannot be performed
even after the head cleaning
One possible cause is that normal recording
could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal
recording can be performed.
≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning,
the problem may be the tape. If so, try another
≥During playback, the picture or sound may be
interrupted momentarily, but this is not a
malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible
cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt
or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.)

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