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Horizontal lines in my dv tape

I am directing a small movie. i recorded it on panasonic video camera. when i played back the tape a couple of time earlier it ran ok. now when i am trying to transfer it to my comp i see the whole footage has black horizontal lines running through it. i have shot my entire film on this tape. is there anyway i can salvage it?

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    Same problem! Using a Sony PDX-2000. I think it has something to do with the cleaning cassette...Whiile filming an icon came on that said "Cleaning Cassette." Did that happen to you?

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TRY USING ANOTHER PLAYER IT MIGHT B YOUR CAM. TRY A HEAD CLEANER

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