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No playback on JVC GR-D72

I was viewing several recorded digital video tapes on my computer through my digital camcorder (JVC GR-D72) to label them, and after reviewing 6 tapes with no problem, there is no playback on the 7th.  I know there is video on the tape - I tested this by putting one in that I recently viewed and got the same response - no playback - a blue screen.  Everything else seems to be working fine, although I haven't tested the recording ability because I don't have a blank tape right now.  The LCD viewed images just fine, though, when I tried that.  The tapes rewind and fast forward just fine.  Any idea why it would suddenly not play back recorded video and what I can do about this?

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  • TexBurrito Dec 09, 2007

    I have a similar issue. I went to upload several tapes today and found the first one to be blank -- no sound or video. Even tapes that I know have video on them, show a blue screen with no sound.



    Is this a dirty tape head issue? Should I run a cleaner? The video and picture quality never diminished, the readability simply disappeared. Please help! These tapes have 2 months worth of my 1 year old's life on them!!!

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the playback problem exists in the camera, not necessarily between camera and computer. I have a mac and didn't need to download any software to view video. The video won't play back on the camera, just a blank blue screen.

  • MonicaS Dec 23, 2007

    Thanks for the suggestion, but the video doesn't play back on the camera regardless of the computer hookup. I have a Mac and didn't need to download software to view video, but regardless because there is a blank blue screen on the video camera when you try to play back the tape on the camera. Thanks anyway...

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    everything plays back in fast forward mode when using 8mm tapes?

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It souunds like the problem is in the Vid-PC connection. I suggest you start by downloading the latest version of whatever software you have used to capture and view.

Also - uninstall any hardware in the PC that is used to capture (just remove from system device list) and then restart the PC and let it detect and re-install.

If you don't know how to do these steps, then you'll need geek help.

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