Question about Panasonic PV-GS35 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I have blue striped lines on the playback screen and viewfinder in playback mode. This happens with all of my tapes, so must be a problem with the camcorder. Any suggestions?

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  • djpriz3 Dec 12, 2009

    yes, it is digital tape, so could be the head needs cleaning....so just so I understand, used finger nail polish remover, and just try to wipe the heads with it with a rag or cue tip? not sure I know exact where the heads are...are they just the spinning things that hook into the middle of the digital tape when I insert the tape, or something else? thank you.

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Not a lot you can do yourself ,the problem is the picture controling chip is malfunctioning ,either find another old one somewhere and canibalise and make one out of two or invest in a new one ,just noticed comment again ??tape ?? then it could also be the head malfunctioning,try cleaning head with some nail varnish remover and try that as well .If that doesnt work put it in a boot sale (garage sale) and use the cash towards a new one

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  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Dec 12, 2009

    square metal heads not the wheels ,and use a cotton bud -- Q tip

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    Colin Stickland Dec 12, 2009

    the square looking head in teh middle ,their is another head for wiping the tape too one side ,but just the main head that writes the magnetic information and reads it .Threw one of these cams that had the head in it but didnt work away last week ,because its more expensive to repair than buying a new one ,its just that the lenses on these older machines are far superior to the new digital ones unless you pay megabucks for one ,Then someone gave me another one a different make that works fine on the power pack but i cant seem to find a new battery for it ,so i will have a look aroiund the sunday boot sales ,might find a secondhand one that works.Anyway best of luck with it

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