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Indeed it seems that there was a really stubborn bit of dirt on the heads. I had to use the cleaning tape several times to ultimately have a clear picture on record and playback. thanks again ,but successive cleaning can help for an effective cleaning of the tape path and heads.
Inside is a sensor that detects moisture. If there is dew inside the unit, the tape will adhere to the head and create all kinds of problems. This sensor is there to to prevent problems. That being said, the repair for this could be as simple as ejecting the tape leaving the unit open and letting it dry out. It could also be a bad sensor. In the case of the sensor, the parts cost would be in the $10-$20 range. Add in the local labor rate ($175 here in Mass) and you have the total repair cost. While this is not the easiest repair because of its size, anyone that works on camcorders will find it straightforward.
Dirty video head! Playback newly opened blank tape for five minutes, after that eject, reinsert, playback then eject again five times, these will serve as your video head cleaner, never use "video head cleaning cassette tape" for it will only damage your camera.
Most camera has built in video head cleaner installed inside and activates only when you insert, initial play/rec, and ejects a tape. If the problem is still there you need pro fix then.[:0)
That's dirty video head! Try to playback new tape for five minutes, do it for 2 to 3 times, this will serve as your videohead cleaner. eject then reinsert then playback, eject again for at least 3 to five times. most camera has a built in videohead cleaner that activates during eject, initial play and reinsert mode. you can even try to play the whole blank tape! thats 1 to 2 hours of playback! If the problem is still there after doing those things, you need pro fix then.
You usually get an EJECT TAPE when the camcorder has found an internal problem and either the videocassette or the camera itself has developed a problem. In you case, it looks like you tape has a problem.