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All of a sudden, but after some travelling, our Sony Digital8 DCR-340E PAL camcorder cannot now playback pre-recorded digital cassete tapes properly. The playback video now appears as alternating horizontal bands of good recorded image and 'empty' gray areas. The same effect appears when I try to import the taped video image into a PC using Windows Movie Maker or other similar packages. I suspect it's a mechanical problem such as bad tracking or a damaged head but are there any quick or easy fixes I could try before taking the device to a Service Centre ?

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  • Damien Coyle Apr 07, 2011

    Hi Wecomegee,

    Thankyou for your advice. It's a good idea that I should have thought of myself ! I'll do what you suggest.

    Cheers, dpcoyle.

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Hi,
This kind of symptom appears due to clogged/ dirty video head, please use Video-8 Head Cleaning Cassette to clean the video head, this will solve camcorder problem. Video head cleaning cassette would be available in nearest Store.
Hope this will help.
Thanks.

Posted on Apr 06, 2011

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Apr 07, 2011

    No problem, using head cleaning tape will solve the problem.
    Thanks.

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