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I have a sony handay cam hdr-xr550v since

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I have a sony handay cam hdr-xr550v
since I improperly disconnected it from the computer twice. it blinks and has static lines running accross the playback screen and is constant throughout new recordings.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thank you for contacting JustAnswer.com. My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question. The static lines are probably artifacts of a damaged or defective 'tracking' system in the video recording electronics. If it were a tape-drive type camcorder I would have said, 'clean the drive with a cleaning kit'. But as it is, the camera is 'broken', and needs repair. Still, if you get these results only on disc recordings, you could try recording video to memory card instead, in case it is only a (removable) disc drive type error.