Question about Panasonic PV-GS150 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Choppy recording and playback

Our PV-GS150 works sometimes, but other times, the recording is choppy...like little squares...and you cannot see what is being filmed. What is causing this? Can i fix it?

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  • cvalero Mar 31, 2008

    My camera doesn't play back some tapes and when it does it is with a blue background and pixelated. I have replayed it several times and tried to record on it and it seems it doesn't work. Then all of a sudden it was playing things I couldn't see earlier even a video I just taped but again pixelated and then it was blue again all of a sudden. Does the camera need to be cleaned?

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If the heads become dirty, “NEED HEAD
CLEANING” appears during recording. During
playback, moreover, the following symptoms
appear.
≥Mosaic-like noise appears partially or the
sound is interrupted.
≥Black or blue mosaic-like horizontal stripes
appear.

When normal playback cannot be performed
even after the head cleaning
One possible cause is that normal recording
could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal
recording can be performed.
≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning,
the problem may be the tape. If so, try another
cassette.
≥During playback, the picture or sound may be
interrupted momentarily, but this is not a
malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible
cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt
or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.)

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