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Color balance of video output

The color balance in the video output from my Sony DCR-PC100 is off, especially in green/yellow values. Color balance appears correct in the LCD screen, but is considerably off when viewed on tv or pc screen. I also notice a green/yellow coloration in the upper right portion on the playback monitor, which I've never seen before. Otherwise, the camera seems to be operating fine. Can this problem be corrected, and if so, what is the process and what is a ballpark estimate for repair?
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An estimate of repair is pointless it would cost less just to get a new camera.

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60 (10,50,-20)
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Yellow Color: 0
Yellow Tint: 1
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Magenta Color: 0
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