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I bought a JVC GR-SXM250u Super VHS camcorder a couple days ago and the picture has horizontal lines flashing in and out so I can't see in the display both in pause mode and in record mode. He said he hadn't used or charged the camera in 2 to 3 years and I'm wondering if that long of non-use could damage anything (lens, screen etc) and is there anything that might need replacing to make me be able to see what I'm attempting to view throught either the view finder or the pullout display screen. The picture appeared normal when I bought this camcorder only one time, yesterday. The color was good, the zoom worked, the lighting. Then again those lines returned and I can't see anything again except the horizontal black and whitish flashin lines. Please helllp. Charles Lyght DeLyght@Msn.com

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You may have a faulty camera there,,,or the vcr tape may be faulty and has spred some of the tape on the recording head try running a cleaning tape through the vcr first to clean the heads,,then use a new tape (not the old tape!) to try that out,, if its cleans the head up throw away the old tape so you never put it back in this vcr

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