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When playing back tapes they have grey lines over pictures,why is this? what can be done?

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This is usually an indication of digital dropout. Try using a cleaning tape to clean the heads. If that fails to resolve the problem, have the unit cleaned professionally.

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Posted on Sep 28, 2010

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Supreemwun,
Canon support was of no help. They ****! To fix the problem this is what I figured out.

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I then decided to try to record with a new tape around the room to see what would happen. After recording I played the tape back and it worked perfectly. I then went back the old tape that would not play properly and it worked fine! Seems like when I used the record button after cleaning it a few times everything worked fine, wierd.

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