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Playback Problem My handycam seems to record and play normally but at times (getting way too often now) the tape doesn't play. The time signature shows --/--/-- (like when the tape is empty). The entire tape seems empty. Then later sometime (random) it begins to play but the tape gets gray stripes(each about 1/10 of the screen height) horizontally. Many tapes have got spoil in a similar way, but guess what even they play normally sometimes. It's very irritating since it always seems to go bad when need. Please help!!

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Re: Playback Problem

Hi , video head are need to clean , try ask video store if they have video head cleaner .

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