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Thread: Panasonic NV-GS11 playback problems

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    Jun 2008

    Default Panasonic NV-GS11 playback problems

    My problem is when I play back film on my camcorder or through my TV via accessory cable, I get horizontal black bars accross the images and/or 'mosaic effect' the sound is completly messed up.
    I just bought a digital head cleaner and used it several times to no effect.
    This is an intermittant problem as sometimes the film playback is OK and I can sometimes film fine over destorted footage and then playback is OK.
    I also dug out some two year old cassettes which I know were absolutely fine and the problem happens with them as well so I know it's the camcorder and not the cassette tapes. The camcorder is well out of guarantee and although rarely used is about four years old.
    I am off to Yellowstone Park in the states for a trip of a lifetime in two weeks and would love to use my camcorder but not looking good!
    Any advice please?
    In desparation and knowing the sort of money repairs cost can anyone recommend a reliable 'cheap' new camcorder I could buy?

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    Default Same problem here

    I have the same problem here, did you find a solution already?

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    Jun 2008


    A bit of a sticky plaster of a fix but works for me.
    When the problem happens record on the film for a few seconds rewind back past the recorded bit and then play the film again.
    Let me know if it works for you as well.

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    Very strange as same happens to my NV-GS11..

    I spent days trying to resolve this problem, eventually I was about to chuck it in the bin when I recalled a friends solution to everything.. 'If it cannot be fixed with a hammer, it cannot be fixed.'

    I did not have a hammer to hand so starting flicking it with my finger, a flick on it's bottom worked and so far has continued to work.

    I assume something is loose in there.

    Good Luck.


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