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Gray bars during playback. sound comes in and out

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Fast forward or insert another tape. Then record something for 15-30 seconds. Then try your playback again. Worked for us.

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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your tape guides are out of calibration on all your pre - recorded tapes , or they are out of adjustment ( maybe even loose ) now ; - - put your camcorder close , next to your ear ? and . . . listen ! to a new tape in play mode - if you hear a fluttering sound like a deck of cards being shuffled softly , the camera is damaging all your tapes and needs alignment ;

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SOURCE: Gray Horizontal bars in playback mode on Sony DCR-TRV33

tape path needs to be aligned.

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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make it 16-bit instead of 12 bit

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SOURCE: Gray lines across video screen during playback

my canon zr 200 in playback is fine but when i turn it on to record i have multi colored bars on screen and wont record

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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