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Vertical lines while recording Canon zr100 camcorder

Took the camcorder to record my sons race last week and all I got on the viewer were colored vertical lines. I could see motion, so it was in record mode, but would not give me a clear picture. (This also ended up on the tape when I played it back.) Thoughts?

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    Colored vertical lines are seen on my Canon Powershot A2300 HD camera screen. and when i see the pictures lines are seen there also.what should i do to remove it?

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I'm positive the camera needs to be cleaned. The recording heads sound like they are dirty and it doesn't matter what tape is placed in there, whether it's new or not. Purchase a cleaning tape from a consumer electronics store. Make sure you read the directions very carefully. The tape actually rubs the recording heads so you only want to do it for a short time to avoid damage. Let me know how it goes.

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