Tapping helped image
I just stumbled on to these threads while looking for problems with a shaky playback which just started on my Sony DCR-TRV260 after hours of capturing video tapes. Although at first I distrusted this technique because it sounds like tapping a TV in the old vacuum tube days, I figured there was nothing to lose. It worked for me as well!!!! Of course, I will no longer trust this camera and just need it to live until I finish transferring all my tapes and then will switch to a Canon with digital flash card. This is the third Sony camcorder that has burned me and I am done with them. Thanks for the advice!!