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Blue bars during playback after recording. Panasonic PV-GS31 mini dv camcorder. Tried cleaning and settings but nothing works.

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  • joegreenmd02 May 12, 2009

    Yeah, tried that, didn't work. I can get the bars to go away every now and again, but they eventually come back. I need to get a blank tape and try one of the other fixes posted. Thanks f

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Your heads are dirty , clean with a cleaning tape.

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could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
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One possible cause is that normal recording
could not be performed because the heads were
dirty at the time of recording. Clean the heads,
and perform recording and playback again. If
normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
conduct a test recording to make sure that normal
recording can be performed.
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