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Accept the video tape

I'm having a problem with my digital video camera - it will not accept the video tape. I did receive a warning about a month prior indicating that I needed to clean the head (with a cleaning tape). Could this be why it is not accepting any of my video-tapes (blank and also previously recorded on ones)? If anyone has heard of this, please let me know. Thanks much.

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The unit may be locked due to the head needing cleaning. Try removing the battery for 30 minutes or so and then resetting it.

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SOURCE: Cleaning the camera

hi, just insert a brand new dv tape and let it record for 10 min.. rewind back to 5 min and start playing and do a repeated ff and rw you can see the black lines slowly going off.. all the best my friend sreejith

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Please try to buy a head cleaning tape and put in your camera and play for three times..Then record a cassette and play,if you are not getting the picture replace the drum assy and check.

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i have the JVC MiniDV Digital Video Cleaning Cassette. I began having trouble when I was shooting DV24P and when I went to playback I noted audio dropouts. I'm using SONY Premium DVM60 tapes. I began having Head Cleaning Required message. I have ran the Cleaning Cassette and the message disappears, but even trying a brand new tape, switching to DV playback i get the error message. Luckily, the shoot i was on the master audio was being captured by a secondary device and we were able to simply use the video from my camera. Since then, I was able to play & capture both the video & audio previously recorded in HDV30P and I didnt receive an error message. Now though I cannot record any DV audio without dropouts. When I tested just moments ago, I was able to record HDV and both video & audio were clean, but during playback I still received the Head Cleaning message. Is the record head different from the playback head? Can you manually clean the heads by removing the plastic door cover with a lintfree cotton swab and rubbing alcohol (obviously disconnecting and removing all power & powering off prior to cleaning), the same way any previous machine heads were cleaned in our stations? I think I may have got a batch of bad tapes that may have gunked up one of the heads some where and its getting missed by the cleaning tape. Is is possible that the head has been scratched, and will require replacement. If yes, is there any way to look at the head and detect this?

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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