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Sound but no picture.

My panasonic PV-L659 only records sound. i can view the picture threw the view finder and on the lcd screen, but when i play back what i recorded i only get sound and black and white fuzz on the screen. is this a video head cleaning problem? i tried to find a head cleaner for a vhs c tape but can not find one.

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Re: sound but no picture.

If you are able to playback previously recorded cassette and the picture is perfect then its not the head. then the problem is with the image grabbing section i.e. the CCD. May be its damaged and needs replacement.

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Please call the following toll-free number for assistance in receiving a free repair:

Panasonic Call Center: 1-800-973-4264

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