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Black horizontal lines accross screen

Hello there, I bought a Panasonic NV-GS180 3CCD videocamera 2 years ago. I have not used it much but now really need it as I have a new baby.

The other day for some reason, despite being fully charged the large battery I have stopped working completely so am using a smaller one with not as much power. Then last night I tried to transfer my tapes to my pc and the first one worked fine and then it kept on stopping and wouldn't transfer the full tape for the second one so had to try multiple times until it did it and now this morning I have tried to put the third tape onto my pc (and I have since tried numerous tapes) and now black horizontal lines are appearing on both the display on the camcorder and the version copied on to the pc (when I can get the camcamera to work). I am so upset as the footage is so precious and paid such a lot of money for something which surely shouldn't break after not much use. Please help. Many thanks Charlotte

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Hi,

Initially, try a video head cleaner. There are versions that are at the same size of your video tapes but contains a cleaning strip. A cleaning solution is likewise added.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

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