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I have the same jittery picture on playback on a Sony DCR-TRV460. I see you've stated that the drum could be misaligned/damaged. I've used the cleaning head with no success. I need to keep this device around since I have so many tapes. What do you suggest? thanks

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Yes sometimes when realigning the drum will not work. if the tapes were recorded with the drum out of alignment all tapes would have been recorded out of alignment. Delt with that situation where my player wouldnt play a customers tapes because his drum was out of alignment from factory. I had to use his camera to play all the tapes that were recorded on his camera.

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