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Camcorder has problems

I have had my camera for a couple of years, I am having trouble with it ruining tapes either during playback or recording. I wonder if it could be dirty or is there something unfixable wrong? It just don't play right, this just started happening about a week or 2 ago.

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  • connerone Nov 02, 2007

    Ive had my PV-GS250 for two years now, and now it starts giving me problems; The monitor is covered by green dots, and sometimes it turns all black or with heaps of different colored pixels. And sometimes only half the monitor is acting like that with a green line separating it from the normal screen.
    When this happens it cant record.

    I believe it is something to do with the head on the camera. Maybe it's old and needs replacement. Just thought I would warn other potential buyers that this might happen to their camera.

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    when playing back the video, the images has lines running horizontally in the play back. It is not there during recording, but shows up when down loading both on screen for the camcorder and for the computer. About 7 lines total, and very in distortion.

  • Kala-ala-zoo May 20, 2008

    i had the same problem with the lines going through the film when in playback. at first i thought it might have just been the tape because my other videos' playback were fine. but now after recording a video i try going to playback and it says that there is no recording time and no video comes up.

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Anonymous

Hi
i have the same mdel which had the tape eating problem & it reminded meof the old DAT systems which responded well to a 10 minute session with a cleaning tape, press play,FF to end & then rewind to beginning which forces the cleaning tape to clean the rollers as well. I tried it on my JVC cam & it cleared up the fast rewind eating problem/ squealing. i have heard that FF & RW sometimes has to be done several times to clean well used rollers.
hope it works

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I've had mine for about 3 years and just last year it started giving me playback problems....the screen would have blue stripes across it and sound won't play. I could usually fix it by rewinding and playing again...but it's not correcting itself right now... I hope I didn't waste 60000 yen on this c_c;

Posted on Apr 19, 2008

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