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I have an old Sony Hi8 Handycam model CCD-TR705E. Have not used it for about 4 years and decided to upload tapes to DVD via a DVD recorder. Worked fine for the first 5 hours of film then suddenly picture not visible (sound is fine) but when in review mode (press play then rewind without pressing stop) can see pictures. Have tried using a new head cleaning tape. Do you think this is very dirty heads or more serious? How can I fix it if head cleaner tape doesn't?

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  • hughb-t Oct 06, 2008

    Thanks, I had not heard of Lapping Tape. I have tried ordinary cleaning tape 4 times so will try to find Lapping Tape at Sony Service Centre... are they allowed to sell it or is it only for them to use and charge the earth for?

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Try to use video head cleaning cassette one more time and check. Problem still exist then....
There is a very special cassette used to clean much dirty video heads calls Lapping Tape.
This is provided only to Sony Service Centers.
You need to contact nearest Sony Service Center.

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  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Oct 06, 2008

    I will post picture of Lapping Tape of V-8 and miniDV by tomorrow.



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Oct 07, 2008

    Lapping tape is Tool and not ordinary tape. I don't think its available in market.
    They will charge you to clean video heads.
    I will post here pictures of tapes used for Lapping.



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Oct 07, 2008

    MiniDV Lapping tape



    Video Lapping tape




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