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Panasonic PV-DV702 Garbled playback - any solutions??

I have a Panasonic PV-DV702 MiniDV camcorder that has had moderate use. I recently tried to transfer my videos to my computer and the images were "pixelated" and jumped and skipped. I got a head cleaning tape and followed the instructions and the problems was solved for a few minutes of playback and then the problem returned. I also notice a faint "grinding" noise in the camera as if the tape is not alligned properly but there is no visible damage to the tape when I take it out. Has anyone had similar problems and if so can I do anything to fix it without paying out the nose to be repaired? Thanks for your help!

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Try a different tape. The tape itself may be bad.

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Same problem but w/ a new tape already. Recorded once and now downloading and I get the same garbled mess. Other suggestions beside a new tape?

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