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You can buy a head cleaning tape but i use cotton buds dipped in methylated spirits to clean mine, of course you need to take the case apart to reach them but i find this method more effective. Remember to disconnect the video from the electrical supply first.

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Video head need cleaning is it wet or dry


The best way to clean a video head is to remove the top outer cover, then you can spray the head with Servisol Video 40. You can also spray the audio/control head at the same time. You can get Servisol from electrical shops and also online (image below).

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Put video head cleaning tape in camera and press play (as per instruction of tape) to clean video head.
Click HERE to see an image and price info of Video-8 Head Cleaning Tape.

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Use good quality Video-8 head cleaning cassette to clean the head in camera.
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Tape is by itself also abrasive so you might just try running a long length tape from the beginning to the end to see if that does the trick. If that does not do it then you either have a badly clogged video head or a bad unit. You might also want to consider using Carbon tet or equivalent chemical on head assembly.

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Digital video camcorder are recording signals in very thin line (as thin as 1/8 of a hair.) Therefore, following symptoms may appear if video heads become dirty even a little. If such symptoms appear, clean the video heads with a commercially available dry cleaning cassette. If the symptoms reappear shortly after cleaning, the video cassette may be defective. Stop using the cassette. Video heads may become dirty under the following conditions: (1) When using the camcorder in humid or hot places. (2) When using cassette with damaged or dirty tape. (3) When using the camcorder in dusty places. (4) When using the video heads without cleaning them for a long time. Note: Before you make important recording, clean the video heads and make a test recording first. We also recommend cleaning the video heads after use before storing the camcorder.

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Digital video camcorder are recording signals in very thin line (as thin as 1/8 of a hair.) Therefore, following symptoms may appear if video heads become dirty even a little. If such symptoms appear, clean the video heads with a commercially available dry cleaning cassette. If the symptoms reappear shortly after cleaning, the video cassette may be defective. Stop using the cassette. Video heads may become dirty under the following conditions: (1) When using the camcorder in humid or hot places. (2) When using cassette with damaged or dirty tape. (3) When using the camcorder in dusty places. (4) When using the video heads without cleaning them for a long time. Note: Before you make important recording, clean the video heads and make a test recording first. We also recommend cleaning the video heads after use before storing the camcorder.

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