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Playback looks like shooting through horizontal blinds

My camera started giving me instructions to clean the heads when turned on. I saw that all tapes played back had horizontal blank lines which gave the appearance that the video was shot through blinds. I have run a head cleaner as instructed but there has been no change. Is there anything I can do besides take it in for repair?

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It could be a head adjustment or it could be the CCD unit. It should be taken in for repair to find the cause.

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