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Good Audio, Bad Video

This is on a Panasonic AG-1980P. The video is dark, almost black (no chroma) and there is no vertical hold. I have another working unit and I swapped the entire K-Mechanism and head amp as well as the power supply with no change. Thus with the head, head amp, and power supply eliminated, the problem is in the main board somewhere. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

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Sounds like a loss of luminance -- check the analog yc pack for bad capacitors.

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