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Head cleaning while recording or playing back tapes the message"use cleaning cassette" shows on the display. ive used cleaner cassette and bought a new one and neither one solves the problem.

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  • undyite Jan 08, 2008

    When I try to record with my DCR HC18E camcorder, the resulting image has bars across the screen and I have a message telling me to use a head cleaning cassette as the head is dirty.. I have tried a number of places to buy a Sony cleaning cassette without success. Can you advise me what to do next please?

  • jagcats Feb 21, 2008

    I have the same problem, dirty heads, but cannot locate a head cleaner. I have lens cleaning fluid but not sure how or where to clean. Any help would be appreciated. Model is Sharp Viewcam VL-WD450.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2008

    when i go back to edit or review my video it makes 4 to 5 gray bars across the screen and, when i try to record it says "dirty head use cleaning casseste" we used rubbing alcohol but it is still acting up the same way P.S, My camera is DCR-HC26 PLEASE HELP!!!

  • joaquin565 Jul 15, 2008

    I own a DCR-VX2000 tried the cleaning cassette routine to no avail. I don't know if i can fix it or I have to pay some bucks to solve the problem. Sombody help!!

    Thanks,

  • xoxonlymexox May 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with my JVC GR-D290 mini dv. Right after i begin filming a notice pops up that says "insert cleaning cassette". And when i try to play back anything, it shows thick black horizontal lines across the picture. HELP!!

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Quite often just the one clean won't dislodge the gunk built up on the heads. Make sure you use a new wet system head cleaner and you may have to run it a few times to clear the clog. JUST DON'T USE COTTON BUDS OR WOVEN RAGS. BMW

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More common on JVC's, so far this is the first RCA I saw that gives this message. Bottom line, fair chance its a manufacturing fault, and you should try to get RCA to acknowledge it. Word is that Fuji makes the best head cleaners, but in any case, the less times you run head cleaning tapes the better it is for your camcorder. Don't mix tapes, use one brand and a good one - Fuji, pana, sony, for ex. Tape deposits is a double edge sword. What you start to get into is the actual abrasiveness of the tapes themselves. The more abrasive tapes actually do a better job of preventing clogs etc. Yet, the tape, by being more abrasive, reduces the head life more. Good luck

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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DVM12CLD-MiniDV-Cleaning-Cassette/dp/B0000632H7

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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.
  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

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  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.

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