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Not recording Some times when I record it says it is recording tape runs. but on play back only a blue screen and no sound.

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  • mdelamen Dec 24, 2007

    I have the same problem. How do you reset the camera?



  • mdelamen Dec 24, 2007

    sorry the camera is the DCA-HC30/HC 40. Actually my camera will not play anything I have ever recorded. I hit rewind/play/ff and i can hear the tape moving but when I hit play-nothing. just the blue screen. when I record it seems to be recording though

  • poppaloosa Jan 29, 2008

    Camera does not record and i cannot get the menu to display on screen.

  • kdimakis Jun 09, 2008

    Camera seems to be recording OK, but when play-back nothing shows any more. It was working fine since last week. I try some of my old tapes which I new they worked but again nothing shows on screen. I have reseted the camera but no luck. I hear the tape moving but nothnig shows. It seems as the head is dmaged !?! Is there anything I can do to check this out?



  • asomesk8er43 Apr 13, 2009

    same heree....

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    Sounding like tape is recording but no sound or video on playback. Sounds like rewinding and fastforwarding but nothing. I have a GR-D91U.

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What camera are we talking about here? Have you tried resetting the camera?

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From the instruction manual from Canon for the XL1S (I have the same problem):

When mosaic-like noise appears on the playback picture, the video heads
may be dirty. When the video heads are badly contaminated, the camera
may show a blank blue screen.
• For the best picture possible, after using the camera for approximately
20 hours, clean the video heads using Canon’s DVM-CL Digital Video
Head Cleaning Cassette. If the “noise”remains, repeat the cleaning (up
to maximum of 5 times).
• Do not use a wet-type cleaning cassette, as this can cause damage.

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SOURCE: JVC GR-DVL120 Playback

hi
you should have the heads cleaning,
try to put a cleaning tape and run it for playback then try recording again
thx.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007

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SOURCE: Will not record or play back.

the head may be dirty, try cleaning the head with a cleaner tape and try recording again.

Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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SOURCE: wont record or playback tapes

There you go. Thats a good way to get the problem solved.

Posted on Aug 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Mini DV Tapes are not playing back. Nothing but

If recently recorded plays back ok, and there's no warning about low rf or head clogging problems,it seems to be electronic problem in vtr board,but usually is head problem,which is not so expensive.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Hi, I have a sony

This smacks of the same problem that the old VCR's used to have. One of you are out of sync. The tape records on a portion of the tape in a sort of straight line track. Think of it as your track is down 1/16" from the top. The other camera tracks it's video down 1/8" instead. That's why in playback it can't read it. The only cure is a realignment. Nimsgame

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