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post #1 of 4 Old 08-03-2014, 10:08 AM - Thread Starter
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Unhappy 8mm Camcorder Black and White Vertical Lines in viewfinder

Hello everyone,

I have a Minolta Master 8-418 8mm camcorder. My parents bought probably 22 years ago and I would say its been sitting in a camera bag for probably the last 10 years. Recently I pulled it out and decided to mess around with. When I put a cassette from the bag inside the camcorder and turned it on all that would show through the viewfinder was black and white lines sometimes vertical and sometimes more like a static screen. I was wondering if someone could point in the direction of what the problem maybe. I was thinking maybe the heads need cleaning or could the cassette itself be the isssue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Jordan
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I really don't know but there are is a Minolta Master C-522 Camcorder MINT w/all the extras on ebay for $58 or best offer so it is not worth fixing unless you do it yourself IMHO.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Minolta-Mast...item19f16657d2
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And what do you see Jordan in the VF with out any cassette?
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And what do you see Jordan in the VF with out any cassette?
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I just tried it and without a cassette it does the same thing. I look in the VF and there are either black and white lines or static.
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