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My gr-d371u camcorder is having sound lapses

Hi, well, i'm a future movie director like george lucas, and my camcorder i got about six monthes ago is starting to only play seconds of sound. can you please help--i think it's something i did. i don't have any blank tapes, but i can get them if that cleans it. so yeah, please hurry

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Re: my gr-d371u camcorder is having sound lapses

If you are recording over the same tape repeatedly for 6 months solid, your sound quality will drop, so yes in answer to your question here, although the tape is most likely of a good quality, it will inevitably wear out with use.

Secondly, if a new tape does not seem to fix your "Sound lapse" problem, it might be time for a quick service to have the heads cleaned and if you go to a reputable repairman, you should have it back within the hour. Cleaning the inner workings would take no more then 15-20 minutes, you can also purchase a video head cleaner that looks similar to the tape itself, but it might be a good idea to have the unit handy when you buy it. As for my expertise in this area, i have done this many times as an apprentice tv/video tech. I do not work in this field any longer, and my experience may be outdated, as new technology seems to devour the old, but the basics remain the same, if it doesn't work the way it normally does, it's time for a service.

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