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My mini DV Camcorder records footage just fine although there is a problem with it recording sound and it also has pink horizontal lines going through it and also it sometimes doesn't playback footage from other tapes. It almost seems like they have been erased. But then sometimes it comes back but i never have control over it does anyone know what i should do?

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Hi,
I'm sorry for problem in your Sony DCR-HC30E camcorder
It seems tape path track is misaligned in MiniDV mechanism that is why camcorder lose sound playback and does not show pictures of other tapes recorded by other camcorders because these tapes are recorded on right track and this camcorder tape path track is misaligned so unable to read data.
This is not user level repair because camcorder will take apart in detail and qualified camera tech will readjust tape playback path track or will replace MiniDV tape mechanism in camcorder if required.
Please check with local camera repair shop for this job.
Hope these info will hep you.
Let me know if you have additional question.
Thanks.

Posted on Nov 07, 2010

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