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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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  • mtg7706 Jan 19, 2008

    I did play a know good tape,and the same thing happens. i get no picture just black and white fuzz and good sound.

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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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