Canon ES900 w/ bad video heads....worth anything?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by WH, May 14, 2004.

  1. WH

    WH Guest

    My old Canon ES900 8mm camcorder has a bad video head. I've already got
    another MiniDV camcorder so there isn't any reason to have it fixed. My
    question is...Does anyone think this would have any value to others who
    could maybe do a repair themselves or possibly just use it as a camera and
    not to record/play? Before I blow a few bucks trying on e-bay I just wanted
    to get a few opinions.

    WH, May 14, 2004
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  2. WH

    Cory Guest

    what, exactly, is wrong with the head?
    Cory, May 14, 2004
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  3. WH

    WH Guest

    When you play a tape, the picture through the viewfinder blips in and out
    from a bad quality picture to nothing (either static or blue, I don't
    remember). The same video signal through the AV-Out is solid blue screen on
    the TV. In record mode, the picture looks fine both places. I cleaned the
    heads with a chamois stick and solution but no difference.
    WH, May 14, 2004
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