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Panansonic NV GS15

I was getting black lines on playback, used a cleaning tape and now get no picture at all

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  • dubba bubba Oct 12, 2008

    My Sharp camcorder doesn't play anything on the screen either anymore. It's a VL-AH13OU. It won't play anything when you plug it in to the wall or TV either. It's just a blank white screen.

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Same thing happened for me. Helped resetting the cam.

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Keep getting line running across the film after any filming like louvers, quite unwatchable.


Sounds like dirty heads. Use a head cleaning tape recommended by Panasonic. After a few tries if it does not improve it would be best to take the camera for a professional clean including the tape path.

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Horizontal equally spaced black bars accross the screen when in playback mode similar to looking through partially opened venetian blinds.


You may need to clean the head on the device. You can purchase head cleaning tapes from most stores that sell the tapes, or goto a specialist camera shop.
Failing that, open the tape slot, tape the tape out, and with a soft cloth see if you can clean the small silver heads very gently.

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When I playback my videos, the picture is obscured by a series of thick black lines


Hello

Just to clarify, does the footage look something like THIS?

If this is what you are experiencing, it is a result of "Dirty" heads.

If you have a head cleaning tape, run this through as per instructions.
If you don't have one, buy one.
This should fix it.

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any further questions.

Kind regards
Andrea

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Try re-setting the camera by pushing the reset-switch with a small object (like a pen).

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The symptom appears to be video head clogging. I would first try to use head cleaning tape. (use new one). Run the cleaning tape for about 10 seconds but not more and see if it resolve the problem. If not, camcorder need a tracking adjustment by a technician. Good Luck. James. For further assistance, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com

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Black lines on playback no playback


hi, if you have stuck the head cleaner in and this has not removed the black lines then the head might either need a thorough clean or may be damaged.

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How to get my PC recognize the Panasonic NV-GS15


Solution A: make sure you are using the correct cable for what you are doing (eg USB for webcam and importing photos and Firewire for transferring video footage

most desktops have firewire plug in them but laptops don't usually

to get a firewire plug in a laptop you need a PCMCIA to Firewire Cardbus (ask your local retail store for one or buy one on ebay etc.)

after that put the cardbus in your PCMCIA slot and restart

then go to Windows Movie Maker and press "capture from video device"


hope this helps!

James

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Playback problem on Panasonic NV-GS15


It is probably a dirty head. One camera i had i had to clean it much more often that i wanted to and certainly before any important shoot.

Here is a tip though. Always use the same make of tape (and code). If you do change your tape (or code) then clean the heads before you put in the different tape. this is all to do with "dry or wet" lubrication used on different tapes. i do not know enough about that to comment, but the tip comes form a very good source.

Some people run the whole tape through on record (with the lens hood on) before they use it. I do not think it will help for this problem, but you can try.

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BLACK Lines and having to reset.


i assume that the 'black lines' are 5 bars of dark video spaced equally across the screen. this is a symptom of dirty heads. use a mini DV cleaning tape, and the problem should go away.

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