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My canon camera seems to work fine in record mode. The LCD shows the video and the timestamp, and tape is moving. Yet in playback mode no matter what Tape I use (even if I know the tape has video on it) the LCD just shows a blue screen and the timestamp does not move even though I can hear the tape moving. What could be wrong here?

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The playback head is dirty. Insert a brand new tape into the drive and perform a record, through the entire tape until it reaches the end. Then play a pre-recorded tape.

Posted on Nov 13, 2010

  • dzurn Nov 20, 2010

    That worked! I have a Canon ZR60 with the exact same problem of a blue screen during playback. I took a tape I didn't need and recorded over it. Now the camera plays back my video so I can upload it to my computer. Thanks a bunch!!!

  • ankhle Mar 25, 2011

    I am trying this right now with all fingers and toes crossed! If this works, you ROCK

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