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Vcr turns on and plays but the picture lines on screen

Trying to play my home 8mm movies on camcorder. Camera works in vcr mode but the picture on the tv and on camera viewfinder have horizontal lines that move quickly. Therefore cannot copy movie because they will have horizontal linesHow can I get rid of these lines?

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The camcorder has a problem in that the heads are probably not locked in frequency. This is not an uncommon problem with older units. There are some capacitors in the circuit that controls the head speed that are defective. This allows drift in the speed of turning which will result in an uneven signal. This is not a trivial repair but the parts cost is minimal (less than $10). Look for a repair shop that works on camcorders and get an estimate. When I get these units the total cost usually runs around $150 for parts and labor. Realize that even with experience, this is a 3-4 hour job.

Dan

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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