Panasonic NVS85B SVHSC Camcorder



Not sure if you can help.

I'm posting on behalf of my father, he has a old panasonic NV-S85B camcorder and is having problems with playback. He has noise lines appearing on playback and has tried using the two tracking buttons but it's still not clearing. The lines appear intermittently and never clear completely, even though the tapes are relatively new. He's tried running the tapes backwards and forwards to take the slack out of the tapes but is still having the problem.Is it worth using a specialised tape cleaner or could it be a magnetic problem.

Any advice?

Diane Dunn


Active Member
Buy a genuine Panasonic head cleaning tape and run it for 10 seconds, if that does not clear the problem try again for another 10 seconds.

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