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Scrambled picture & no sound on mini-dv tape

Hi,
A few months ago I recorded some important footage using my jvc digital camera onto two mini-dv tapes. I checked them after I shot and everything looked fine. Now I want to transfer the info on the tapes and after I tried to playback the tapes in my camcorder they were playing back a distorted image and there was no sound. One of the tapes was playing no image or sound back (but when I fast fowarded a bit I could see the image) at all & the other one almost had a split screen effect where half of the image was still and the other half was in motion also with no sound. Does anyone know what is causing this? Is this repairable? Most of what I recorded can be re-shot but a portion of it can't be and I would hate to lose it. I put in a new tape and recorded something and that playback was fine so I think it is the tapes. Thanks for any help you can give!

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  • bfly23 May 28, 2008

    i have had the same problem as described above...i videotaped things...watched them and the picture and sound were fine...and now all the tapes have mosaic shaped distortion and the sound is all ruined...but if i tape something new then it would be fine....so either my video camera is ruining everything ?? or ;maybe my tapes would play in a different camera...all i know is i have about 20 mini dvs from my travels around the world that are all ruined...can you repair mini dvs??

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    Sounds like the same problem I got. How do you align the heads? Or is this something a tech needs to do?

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    kimmy1375 Jul 20, 2012

    I had the same problem with my JVC recorder...only ONE time so far on one of the most importants days :( Other tapes, new and old work fine. Okay, maybe the heads need to be aligned, but...can the tape with vertical pixelation and no sound that fastforwards w/out a pixelated appearance be salvaged?

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It sounds like your head needs aligned

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