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TRV460 on playback will turn on and off

On Playback the motor will engage, view screen will show Hi 8 / 8 (arrow) D, then the video will appear for 0.5 seconds, then blue screen with D (arrow) Hi 8 / 8, motor will turn off, then start again and this sequence will keep repeating. Sometimes I can turn it off and try again and will get a pixelated replay for a few seconds followed by the above sequence.

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It seems the 2 batteries I have won't charge for very long. I can record briefly, but the next time I go to use the camcorder, days later, it is dead. Can you help?

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I think camera has problem of dirty / clogged video head.
please use Sony video-8 head cleaning cassette.

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  3. Play the tape.
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  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.
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  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.
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