Question about Panasonic Palmcorder PV-GS15 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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Blue Horizontal Lines

I turn my camera on and saw horizontal ble lines when trying to view a tape. The Camera is a Panosonic DV GS15. Is it necessary to get the video head changed or is there another solution to this problem?

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  • mayno May 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. It shows up on the LCD during playback and even during the video transfer to the PC.

  • cayers3 Jul 01, 2008

    I have the same problem and I got a head cleaning tape at Circuit city  It helped but it still happens when I haven't used the camera for awhile.

  • wbegonis Jul 31, 2008

    I have the same problem as well plus it shows up when viewing on a TV too.

  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    Have same blue lines. Just happened. Has worked fine before, but have not used much since I bought it four years ago. I'll try cleaning head, and see if lines go away. (or were they copied into the recording by a dirty head??? )

  • SURFY9 Apr 11, 2009

    I have the exact same problem...blue horizontal lines on playback regardless tape, TV or PC. Is there a devise that can play back the DV tapes other thann the recorder itself?

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If you dont have time to get it fixed, tap on the side where the tape goes in. I had to tap it a couple of times before everything started work fine again.

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Check the tape tab. It may need to be opened to allow playback or dubbing.

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  • mydixie Aug 16, 2010

    Well I had to take mine back to the service center. They said the blue lines had nothing to do with the tape tab. They cleaned it and replaced the UP unit (whatever that is I guess the part that the tape fits into when the camera is opened and slides up and down). They cleaned the head and said make sure the camera has time to change temperature when moving from hot to cold areas.

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I had my camera heads replaced twice under warranty to eliminate blue lines it is a head problem. I believe the camera is very easy for the heads to misalign. It is working now but when it acts up it will also eat the tape inside

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I have the same problem on my PV-DV953D, but the lines are red. They show up 90% of the time in any light condition.

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