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Message says that it needs cleaning the head. I used the Panasonic Mini DV digital video head cleaner and the problem dos not go away. What shall I do? Please advice. piers_radnorhills@hotmail.com

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This is most likely caused by a damaged or misaligned video drum and can be repaired fairly inexpensively. However, it’s not a user serviceable problem and will need to be repaired by a qualified service technician.

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Playback flickering


Hi there,

The most common cause of this is dust, debris or contamination on the heads.

Firstly, it's extremely important that you use only DRY LUBRICANT type DV tapes on the Canon branded camcorders.

Different manufacturers design their heads to be used with either Dry or Wet (coating lubricant type) tapes - NEVER BOTH. Canon is DRY type.

Consumers are led to believe that they should be using well known branded DV tapes, such as Sony. This is fine, if your camcorder is a Sony. However, you should NEVER use Sony tapes in your Canon - Sony tapes are of the WET type.

So, the question is, "Are you currently using Dry or Wet type tapes, or a mixture of both?" If you have used either a WET tape, or a mixture of both in your Canon, then this may have contaminated your heads.

If this is so, then don't panic - simply run a special Head Cleaning cassette (for Dry tapes) in your Canon for no more than 5 secs. Note: your heads are very delicate, so only run the cleaning tapes for a few secs at a time.

Also, try to avoid recording over the cassette too many times, as the quality will sometimes degrade each time.

An example of the Dry tapes are the Panasonic ones (Myself and other Pro Videographers often use Panasonic Prof, Studio or Master Quality tapes, as these are some of the better quality Dry tapes on the market).

As your XL2 is a Pro Camcorder, I recommend you stick with Studio quality (or higher) cassettes.

See this link for Dry DV tapes: http://cgi.ebay.com/Panasonic-mini-DV-digital-video-cassette-AY-DVM63SQ-5pk-/170645949017?pt=US_Camcorder_Tapes_Discs&hash=item27bb4a8a59

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/5-Panasonic-Master-HDV-HD-video-tape-HC9-Mini-DV-/220519311691?pt=US_Camcorder_Tapes_Discs&hash=item3357f9a94b


See this link for Head Cleaner cassette: http://cgi.ebay.com/MiniDV-mini-DV-Panasonic-Head-Cleaner-Cleaning-Tape-/220683036059?pt=US_Camcorder_Tapes_Discs&hash=item3361bbe59b


If the problem still exists after head cleaning, then suspect either a faulty cassette (most likely) or damaged heads requiring service.

Let me know how you get on...


Scott



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Try using a head cleaner cassette. You can get one here:
http://www.high-techproductions.com/panHeadClean.asp
or here:
http://www.amazon.com/PANASONIC-DVM-CLA-Mini-Head-Cleaner/dp/B00006JPWW

It could also be that the particular cassette is dirty. You can also clean the head with a Q-Tip dabbed in isopropyl alcohol. Ensure that you play a cassette only after the alcohol has evaporated, or the tape will get stuck.

Should this solution help you in any way, kindly take a moment to "Accept" this solution..

Thanks,
IrishDruid

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


go to any store were u can buy a mini dv cleaner.what u need to do is to insert the mini dv cleaner into the camera then turn your camera to playback side then u can now play the tape till it finished

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Have you changed brands of mini-DV tape? Some are poor and flake off or have a bad binder that clogs up the head. Sony and Panasonic fought it out for years as to whose emulsion binder would win out. Try using a new Canon-approved tape and see if it works. If even that clogs up, sounds like a trip to the shop is necessary.

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hi, if you have stuck the head cleaner in and this has not removed the black lines then the head might either need a thorough clean or may be damaged.

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using a head cleaner might solve your problem, but dont use it to much, it will wear down your head. if this does not solve the problem you may need a head change. This will have to be done by a technician.

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Hmmm. Try cleaning the tape heads with a mini dv cassette cleaner and see what happens afterwards. I would also recommend playing the tapes on a different camera and if you get the same response, then your audio is gone forever, but I highly doubt that would be the case.

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Try to clean the head by using Head cleaning casatte,if the problem remains same .The head is week .For more information u can call 9448259620

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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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