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Recording and playback problem

I have a 4 year old camera, Now a days during rainy season I am experiencing a strange problem. When I shoot it either shows "Cleaning Cassette" or the display shows horizontal strips and plays back the stripped image. Some time it even do not record. Is this a head problem or CCD problem? if I take the help of service people will it solve my problem permanently? I guess the permanent solution would be camera replacement:)

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Maybe you should replace it with a new camcorder instead of repairing it to the technician. you will cost alot for having it repair rather than to buy a new one. hope that helps!


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could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
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