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Mini dv digital camcorder

Hi thereCan you help give your superior knowledge my problem is I have bought a head cleaner and after 2 attempts to clean the heads no success All I get when the camcorder comes on is a mass of colour going up and down it does give you info about the camcorder on the demonstration but when you come to record you cannot see anything just these coloured lines Please advise Thankyou Ken Borrett

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Re: Mini dv digital camcorder

This is a failed ccd (device that makes the image) problem. If you ship it to jvc by October, they are still repairing this problem at no cost because of a batch production. Go to for support info. Good luck, magic seadog

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How do I clean the head when it gives you an alert?

two ways, buy a mini dv cleaning cassette, two if you do not have one, put the cam in play mode, hit play, than fast forward button for a min, the tape going fast sometimes cleans the head. not just fast forward but play, than ff so the tape is hitting the head, other than that, the cam has to be taken apart and the heads cleaned with the proper cleaning solution and PROPER brush as not to hurt the fragile heads

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The camcorder viewer tells me to clean heads. how do i do it?

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How to clean heads of my camcorder?

this simple way is to buy this product ( CLICK HERE) ... this is a dry head cleaner .. do not clean it ur self cause you may damage the head ,

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Suddenly my Sharp VL-Z100 can't record or play any of my cassettes! And after I finish to try to record something a red icon with an X inside appears on the screen. Anyona can help me please?

Clean up your head with the mini Dv head cleaner cassette. If still problem persists, give it to company personnal for repairing this problem, because this is the problem for the head. The head is the costly part in camcorder. So please give it to authorized person other than the local technician.

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Gray horizontal lines across the screen in playback is symptom of dirty / clogged video head and you need to use good quality mini-dv video head cleaning tape to clean video head.

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Often if you are having the problem you describe you need a full cleaning. Often tape head cleaners are not able to clean a clogged head.
I would take it in to a shop for cleaning.

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I have sony dcr-hc40

Put the camera in VCR mode not camera mode. Then play the cleaning tape. That should do it.


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Head cleaning.

same problem in SHARP camcorders.

SHARP offers no satisfactory solutions.

Possible SHARP does not even manufacture a head cleaning tape.
If they do it is TOP SECRET.

I will never buy SHARP again.

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Mosaic picture during playback

either use a manufacturer recommended head cleaning tape or have a tech give it a good hand cleaning. Panasonic head cleaning tapes work well.

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