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Gray lines across screen

Gray lines showed up on the screen out of nowhere. when I download video to my laptop gray lines are downloaded also. Checked different tapes and still gray lines so it's the camcorder, not the tape.
one thread on this website mentions changing resolution. ok, so how do you do that?

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  • tallixr Jun 30, 2008

    I have the same issue with just one tape. My wife turned the cam on and was trying to do a plyback, but failed miserabley! Instead pressed something in the main camera menu. Now when playing this particular tape back, it has thick grey bangs runnung from side to side.

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I have the same problem and the camera is out of warranty!

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You have a "head clog" more than likely...accordianman

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