My camera was fine the last time i played back a recording but wen i had it hooked to the computer via a firewire, the audio started to cut in and out and completely vanish at times. Now whether it is hooked to the computer or not, there is choppy or no audio wen i playback recordings.......and i dont kno if this has anything to do with it but i just bought a new battery for the camera and it never had this problem until i inserted the new battery........
I suggest getting the PCI IEEE 1394 also known as FireWire card. Most of the time these Firewire card comes with a Video editing software but verify because you will need some form of video editing s/w to record the video. After recording then you can edit it however you like and transfer to DVD/etc. Always a pain in the as to edit video. I've done it a couple of times. So have fun. I still have not manage to find a Video editing s/w that will do a 5.1 audio or multiple audio tracks (similar to switching between languages)
the clicking is from the capstain turning the tape -- and perhaps the metal cage holding the tape.. if it is bent then the movement of the capstain may be pushing it in an eccentric fashion.
send it in for repair.
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