Question about Canon XL2 Mini DV Digital Camcorder
I have a Canon XL2 (Pal version) for just over 2 years. One day it started to show pixelated lines accross the screen while playing back a tape. I cracked open a brand new tape, recorded a few seconds then played it back. 3 horizontal grey lines now appear on the playback. The tapes are ok as far as i know. I tried cleaning the heads but it hasn't made any difference. What is the problem and how can i get it fixed as this is the only camera i have and i need it to make an income. Has anyone been able to get it fixed for nothing through Canon? For the price i paid i would of expect the camera to have lasted longer than this! I have only used it for about 60 hours of filming so far. Thanks to anyone that can help!
The video heads may be clogged. Depending on the severity of clogging, if minor, you can clean the heads with the head cleaning tape other option would be manual and direct cleaning by technician. First, open the tape loading area for dust removal by canned air, clean pinch roller with Q-Tip using denatured alchohol and try it. If it did not do the job. Assigne it to a technician for about $99 for a professional cleaning. Good luck -James. For further assistance by email, go to www.camerarepairjapan.com
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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