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No playback My camera records onto a DV tape fine (have tried it in another camera) however it wont playback on its own screen! It just stays black, the mech for the tape is still A ok any ideas?

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  • kinky_willow Apr 16, 2008

    Yeah you can see everything, it just doesn't want to play back.

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Can you see what is being recorded while recording on the screen?
Dan

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  • ABRsvcs Apr 16, 2008

    OK. that means that the video path is OK. The video heads need to be cleaned. There are different portions used for record and playback. Try a cleaning tape first. If that does not resolve the problem, then the unit will need service to check the heads and clean/burnish them.

    Dan

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