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Cleaning cassette I do not have any knowledge of camera fixing and such. So if I am correct, there is a cassette to clean the inside of my camera (the one you suggested to me earlier)? And that should fix the dirty video head?

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What model and brand of camera do you have and what exactly the problem with camera.

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The screen is black when i'm trying to record video, and the screen isn't black when i'm set to take pictures, how do i fix this? the video does record sound but there is no picture..


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I think your camera's head is not good, first you try to clean it with cleaning cassette, if there is clogged dirt on it you have to clean several times, then check with a good cassette.

Mar 21, 2016 | Video Cameras

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Have you tried cleaning the camera with a cleaning cassette.

You can buy one wherever they sell cameras and you just run it in the machine once or twice and it should start working.

Please let me know if you need any additional help

Thank you for using Fixya and Good luck

Apr 15, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV330 Digital Camcorder

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I have a Sony Handy cam DCR-HC30. When i put a cassette in, it says (reinsert the cassette).


-make sure that your tape is clean and dry
-clean the tape head inside the tape deck if you have a video head tape cleaner
*tape head: the one that reads the tape inside the camcorder.its the metal thing at the bottom inside the tape deck.
-or you can use a soft and dry Q-tip to clean it(dont use any liquid cleaners)
*or if confused where the tape head is....just clean all metal parts inside the tape deck and make sure you do it lightly with a soft dry Q-tip.

Jun 05, 2011 | Sony Handycam DCR-HC30 Mini DV Digital...

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Hi when i press record bottom my jvc camera says use cleaning cassette


The notice is saying that you have a dirty video head. If this display was not programmed into your camera you would have gone ahead and recorded an event only to find out later that you have a fuzzy of snowy result.If you do not have a cleaning cassette try playing a previously recorded clean cassette or even a brand new blank cassette for about 10 to 15 minutes. Playing a clean cassette has a slight cleaning action provided it has no fungus or dirt on it itself.
Mind you even a damaged or worn out head will give you the same notice - Use cleaning cassette !!.

Apr 22, 2011 | Televison & Video

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Constant ejecting


This is already an issue with the hardware. There is a rubber bond inside the cassette that is no longer intact and needs to be replaced. Possible cause by repetition of single and old cassette tape and improper tape position.

Apr 06, 2010 | Video Cameras

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Canon gl1 camcorder dead pixel and artifact when


Hi there,

I know this camera well !

This is likely to be your heads, but you need to be made aware of the following:

1) MiniDV cassette

The quality of your cassettes should first be considered:

Panasonic, Canon and several other brands use what is called "Dry Lubricant" cassettes. For this reason, you should AVOID at all costs, any cassette made from a manufacturer whose cameras use Wet Lubricant type cassettes. Unfortunately, this means you should AVOID SONY cassettes (as Sony cameras use the WET lubricant system).

Dry type cassettes also cause less wear on your heads.

I would highly recommend you use only Panasonic PQ (Professional), SQ (Studio) or MQ (Master) quality cassettes.

(PS: I use these Dry type cassettes on my Canon Pro Camera)


2) Camera HEADS

As stated in above (re the cassettes), if you have inadvertantly used a WET type cassette in your camera (i.e. Sony or similar), have been using old cassettes or debris/dust has entered the compartment, then there is a high probability that some microscopic contaminants may have fouled your heads.

If so, your heads will require cleaning.

The good news is, Panasonic have a MiniDV Head Cleaning cassette (DVMCLA) which can be purchased for around $8 - $15. (try Amazon.com).

If you choose to use this cleaning cassette, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you only run the cassette for a max. of 5 seconds ONLY, for each clean (and no more than 10secs, as using this cassette longer than stated, can cause wear). Then, try playback of your old cassettes to look for improvement. Cleaning is only necessary, if you experience drop outs on dry type cassettes, or pixelating of picture playback.

If this head cleaning process does not resolve your problem, then you will require professional assessment.


Good Luck !

Nov 24, 2009 | Canon GL1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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The DV tape is totally macroblocking during playback. Is this an indicator of dirty heads?


Hi there,

I've just posted this solution to another user:

This is likely to be your heads, but you need to be made aware of the following:

1) MiniDV cassette

The quality of your cassettes should first be considered:

Panasonic, Canon and several other brands use what is called "Dry Lubricant" cassettes. For this reason, you should AVOID at all costs, any cassette made from a manufacturer whose cameras use Wet Lubricant type cassettes. Unfortunately, this means you should AVOID SONY cassettes (as Sony cameras use the WET lubricant system).

Dry type cassettes also cause less wear on your heads.

I would highly recommend you use only Panasonic PQ (Professional), SQ (Studio) or MQ (Master) quality cassettes.

(PS: I use these Dry type cassettes on my Canon Pro Camera)


2) Camera HEADS

As stated in above (re the cassettes), if you have inadvertantly used a WET type cassette in your camera (i.e. Sony or similar), have been using old cassettes or debris/dust has entered the compartment, then there is a high probability that some microscopic contaminants may have fouled your heads.

If so, your heads will require cleaning.

The good news is, Panasonic have a MiniDV Head Cleaning cassette (DVMCLA) which can be purchased for around $8 - $15. (try Amazon.com).

If you choose to use this cleaning cassette, it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you only run the cassette for a max. of 5 seconds ONLY, for each clean (and no more than 10secs, as using this cassette longer than stated, can cause wear). Then, try playback of your old cassettes to look for improvement. Cleaning is only necessary, if you experience drop outs on dry type cassettes, or pixelating of picture playback.

If this head cleaning process does not resolve your problem, then you will require professional assessment.


Good Luck !




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Sep 24, 2009 | Canon GL1 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

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I get an eject symbol and beep and error code c32:11, original issue was that it ate a tape


Hi,
The error C 32:11 denotes for mechanical unsuitability, This problem appears when the improper insertion of the cassette been done, or lose cassette tape stuck,
In all these situations mechanical adjustment is required, You are suggested to please contact any expert for the mechanical adjustment.
Hope you will understand my sayings.
Thanks for using fixya.

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Dirty video head


Use good quality Video-8 head cleaning cassette to clean the head in camera.
Regarding replacement of video head, it requires skills and experience of camera repair work. If you have said knowledge, let me know to guide you further.

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How Do I Clean The Heads?


Clean the inside of the camcorder with a special head-cleaning cassette which can be found at most Electronics Stores. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use. If the cleaning cassette fails to adequately clean the camcorder heads, have them cleaned by an Authorized Service Center.

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