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Gray lines across video screen during playback

There are gray lines that have appeared across my screen during playback of my videos and also skipping. Can you tell me what to do?

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  • leggmaker96 May 10, 2008

    lines across screen during playback

  • mswetters Aug 17, 2008

    When I play my tapes there are gray lines across the display. They alternate between bands of gray and vidoe

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    There are gray lines that have appeared across my screen during playback of my videos and also skipping. Can you tell me what to do?

  • angienowak67 Jan 11, 2009

    i have the same problem, i have gray, and green lines

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My cannon miniDV also shows gray lines. When i would put a cassette in the camcorder sometimes it wouldn't let me do anything and would say eject disk. I looked on YouTube and saw how to clean the head with alcohol and a q-tip then let it dry for about 10 min. My head was filthy so it needed it but gray lines remain. I was also told that I may need to demagnetize my head so I bought a demagnetizer to try it out from eBay. Just Plugged it in and placed it on the head for 1 sec no success, i tried it again for 10sec according to another post, no success. I finally found another solution to try. I just forwarded to the end of the cassette where I had nothing recorded, I left the camera lens on and recorded for about 7 min. Guess what, it worked! I thought I was going to have to throw this camera away but nope! I suggest keep trying and one of these options should fix it! Cleaning the head may have fixed the eject disk but the recording with the lens on and in a quiet room fixed the gray lines!

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My canon zr 200 in playback is fine but when i turn it on to record i have multi colored bars on screen and wont record

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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    Usually, that might be an indication that you need to demagnetize the heads of the camcorder.

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