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Head Cleaner Cassette

I have a ''Sony Digital Video DCR TRV103 NTSC Hi 8'' (about 9 years old) and I can not find a Head Cleaner Tape. Is there one out there?

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V-8 Head Cleaning tape is available in Amazon.com

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


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-clean the tape head inside the tape deck if you have a video head tape cleaner
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-or you can use a soft and dry Q-tip to clean it(dont use any liquid cleaners)
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Follow this procedure to troubleshoot if a blue screen is displayed when attempting to playback video from the camcorder.
  1. Stop the tape.
  2. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  3. Play the tape.
  4. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  5. Clean the video heads of the camcorder using a dry head cleaning cassette.IMPORTANT: Follow the instructions for use provided with the head cleaning cassette. It may be necessary to use the head cleaning cassette more than once per session.
  6. Reinsert the tape into the camcorder.
  7. Play the tape.
  8. If the issue is not resolved, stop the tape and remove it from the camcorder.
  9. Insert a different tape with video footage into the camcorder.
  10. Ensure the tape has been rewound to the beginning of the video recording.
  11. Play the tape.
NOTES:
  • If a blue screen is still displayed, then the camcorder may require service .
  • If the tape plays back correctly, then the first tape may be faulty or there is a problem with the video recording.

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Can i clean my own camcorder at home? or do you know where i may find one beside sony parts because u do not have a hi 8 handycam dcr-trv140 cleaning cassett tape anywhere. I have looked everywhere in my...


To clean the video tape heads of a camcorder, use a dry video head-cleaning cassette.
Follow the instructions provided with the video head cleaner for proper use.

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NEED Hi8 head cleaning tape


Best Buy sells one.

Dynex® - 8mm Head Cleaner Model: DX-DA100511 | SKU: 6997315 Here is the link. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6997315&type=product&id=1099391463958&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=6997315 Just "google" hi8 cleaner tape or 8mm cleaner tape and you will find many, many places to buy one.

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Imovie imports Hi8 tape but not plain 8 tapes


What it is, is the standard 8mm tapes are not digital, and therefore won't import into imovie, unless you have the 8mm to Hi8 option enabled in playback mode, by setting it in the menu, under playback settings.

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