Question about Sony Hi8 Cleaning Cassette / Head Cleaner Hi-8 Tape

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While playing an 8mm tape that was recorded, I have the problem where there was no sound from the camcorder and the picture was grainy.

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Sounds like the record head(s) may be very dirty, check them, they should clean and shiny if dulled an brown with tape residue, you can clean them with a lint free cloth and head cleaner. tape based cleaners cassette may not be good enough if the heads are very dirty. ensure you give the heads enough time to dry after cleaning 2 mins should be good then run a test record to check them.

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