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Distorted crackling Sound Recording

My Camcorder now has a problem with recorded sound which is badly distorted and crackles. The unit is approx 18 months old and has had little use. Any idea what is wrong ?

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Im guessing it's digital, if the distorted sound is heard when you replay it on the computer try exiting everything else when uploading videos.

Check if the "mic-hole" has any damage.

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Please reply with more info on the camcorder and such.

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Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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Hi this is a fault alot of people have it usually starts to happen when you have been recording and then a loud noise has happened this then damages the mic on the camcorders.
The problem you might have is going to be getting a new mic fitted as alot of the newer camcorders they dont sell replacement parts unless its a top of the range one but if the parts are not available then their is no way of repairng it the bets thing to try is look in the phone book or online for a camera repair shop or even ring a camera shop up and ask them if their are parts available for your camcorder let me know if you need further assistance

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