Help please

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by micky savage, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. micky savage

    micky savage Guest

    Hi Group,
    Can anyone tell me how to clean the heads on my hi 8 video camera.


    Micky Leeds U.K
    micky savage, Nov 21, 2006
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  2. micky savage

    Jerry Guest

    If you need to ask.....

    You need a Hi8/8mm head cleaning tape, there are other methods but I
    would not advise pocking around in the tape drive / head mechanism
    unless you know exactly what you're doing - otherwise you might as
    well throw the camcorder in the bin now!
    Jerry, Nov 21, 2006
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  3. Are you sure the heads need a clean? Very occasionally I've had "dirty
    head" problems and they've gone away after I've played some more tape. I
    assume that using a cleaning tape works, but my cleaning tape hasn't been
    used yet.
    Malcolm Stewart, Nov 22, 2006
  4. The tape you ran through wasn't labeled "cleaning tape", but it acted
    as one.
    Laurence Payne, Nov 26, 2006
  5. And presumably with much less risk of doing damage?
    Malcolm Stewart, Nov 26, 2006
  6. micky savage

    Jerry Guest

    As long as you don't then use the tape again, especially in another
    Jerry, Nov 26, 2006
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