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Panasonic Camcorder shows horizontal blue lines through the video

My PV-GS180 was loaned to a friend to use for vlogging and now that I have it back, it shows horizontal blues through my playback. I lost the manual and I can't fix the problem. Help please.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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I have the same problem, Try to go on record view and record for 2 sec and come back to play back. It should work tamprarly. I am looking for a permanent solution. If you find one let me know!

Posted on Oct 12, 2007

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I had the same problem but without the needing cleaning message on my Pana PvGs12, weird as it sounded, I stopped it but left it on and gave it a whack on my palm and then tired playing it again and it fixed it. But I have heard it may also need professional head repair and that it may be out of alignment too? Try switching from doing it in the camera mode and or in the playback mode. I'd also try the reset button.

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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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.

≥If the heads become dirty soon after cleaning,
the problem may be the tape. If so, try another
cassette.

≥During playback, the picture or sound may be
interrupted momentarily, but this is not a
malfunction of the Camcorder. (One possible
cause is that the playback is interrupted by dirt
or dust that momentarily adheres to the heads.)

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

Anonymous

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I covered several threads that recommended buying a Mini DV cleaner and running it up to 4 times. They also suggested to change to change your video tape as it may have been the cause of the original problem.

These solutions may have worked for many but not me. My camera was becoming progressively worse. It went to blue bars and no sound to no picture at all...just blue. After using a cleaner 4 times I became frustrated to the point I was going to buy a new camera.

However, with the camera still playing, I did the typical guy thing and rolled up my fist and gave it a good hit along side of it. Remarkably it went back to just the blue bars. I hit it again and it went back to a perfect picture. I'm not saying this will work for you and hitting it too hard could make things worse but I was at a point where I didn't care any more and took a chance that paid off.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

Jerry Naidoo

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SOURCE: Blue bars during playback

Your heads are dirty , clean with a cleaning tape.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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