Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Mini DV camcorder displaying horizontal blue lines during playback
I read 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. Seriously, it really did work! As an added bonus I felt like I was the Fonz!
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. I have since found out that this trick has worked for at least a dozen others as well. If it works for you let others know by posting here.