Playback shows grey stripes when playing mini DV tape
I have a SonyDCR-TRV17 camcorder using a mini DV tape. When I playback a tape, it shows the video but there are evenly spaced solid grey horizontal stripes that blank the video. So it's a line showing the video, on top of a grey blank line, then a line showing the video, in top of a grey blank line, about 10 lines in total. I put in another tape to see if it was the tape but it's the same thing. Any idea whether I can fix this or need to take it to a shop? Thanks
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