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Audio problems I'm transferring tapes using a firewire. I have done this several times in the past. The first tape I transferred worked fine, though I did get a high pitched sound from the computer. I moved the camera and transferred fine. When I went to transfer the second tape, same high pitched sound, moved the camera, sound continued - so I disconnected the firewire and shutoff the camera. When I turned the camera back on I received no audio and the video had vertical lines through it, eventually going to horizonal lines. I reset the camera to no avail. I bought a head cleaner (that doesn't run, which I will be replacing). Any ideas of what the problem could be and any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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Video head is dirty/ clogged, use good quality head cleaning cassette. If problem still exist, go to nearest Sony repair shop, they will use Lapping tape to clean head.

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