Canon XL-H1 Mechanical Problems, Playback Problems

When you are having mechanical problems with your Canon XLH1 camcorder you we often experience picture problem, or dropped frames as well. These problems can start off intermittent and then progressively get worse. We are very experienced at repairing the Canon XL-H1 video camera and would love to talk with you.

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Hello my name is Sheryl, I am one of the Canon technicians at Video One Are you having playback problems with your Canon XLH1 video camera? In this video I will be going over this problem and some tips on how you can get your camcorder working again.

When playing a tape you may find that you are experiencing playback picture problems or you may just have a blue screen, the time code may also be intermittently dropping out

You may also find that when you do a fast forward or rewind search that you are able to see the picture.

We recommend that you try a new fresh tape.

If you are still having problems try using a head cleaner tape. Play the cleaning tape for no more that 10 seconds.

If you are still having picture problems, time code dropouts, or a blue screen then your Canon XLH1 camcorder will need to be repaired professionally by and experienced Canon camcorder repair technician.

At we specialize in repairing the Canon XLH1 camcorder. We would love to help you get your camcorder up and running again. Give us a call and speak to me or anyone of our knowledgeable Canon repair technicians. You can also visit our website at or just click on the link to our website in the description below. We look forward to helping you.

Actual customer complaints with  Playback problems on their Canon XL H1 camcorder.

“The audio will dropout or the picture will break up while playing a tape back on the XLH1 camcorder. This happen with some of the lasts recording using Mini DV tapes recorded”

“It is recording a couple seconds, then skipping, recording and skipping. Needs help!”

“The playback on my XLH1 is all jumpy and the time code isn’t steady, Is the tape ruined”

“Camera recordings do not work. Timecode seems to be absent and video only plays for a few frames at a time before freezing then skipping.”

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