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Head cleaning I have problem, my hand cam says that "head dirty, clean head", what can i do while i have already tried to clean by using head cassette cleaner?

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hi, the problem could be because of the problem with the pinch roller ,either it has some wear or the supporting spindle needle has some improper orientation. Is this with a specific tape or all tapes? if it is specific to a tape then it can be because you kept the recorded tape near magnet which causes this rythmic sound drop out. i guess the first one may be mostly happened. all the best sreejith

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Hello DutchyFL,
Sony recomends to use Video Head Cleaning Cassette in Playback mode. Video Head is still dirty in your camera thats why you can't see D8 picture.

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Error C31:42 it means FG fault during normal drum operations. Some it happen when ur head drum is Video head is dirty.Here if u try to cleaning tape it will not work. So u need to open the compartment clean manualey with the cleaning cloth which u have to buy from Sony

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Follow these steps to resolve the issue:

Step 1: Remove the cassette and insert it again , then operate your Camcorder.

Step 2: Try using different cassette.

Step 3: Try resetting the Camcorder.

[Resetting the Camcorder will reset the settings of the Camcorder to the factory settings including date and time. It will not delete any data saved in the Camcorder.]

Please locate the RESET button behind the LCD screen of the Camcorder. Press the RESET button using a sharp-pointed object. The Camcorder should be switched ON when you reset the unit.

Step 4: Try to power reset the Camcorder and check if it helps to resolve the issue. Power Reset the Camcorder by removing the batteries from the Camcorder and inserting it after 1 minute.

Step 5: Service is required.

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in either case the head condition is bad.. pls inspect the tips on the head whether it is not damaged in the cleaning.inspect the drum hours also..

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