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Picture rolling my picture is rolling in record & playback

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The problem of your camera is the alignment...so try to adjust the two tape guide and two small screw near at the video head is you can open your camera..doing these you should be careful cause your to close to the head or you may damage it..adjust the small screw first slowly...if is not work then the tape guide...

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