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I have sony dcr-hc40

Bought head cleaner tape put in camcorder and screen said tape is locked how do i unlock     t

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Put the camera in VCR mode not camera mode. Then play the cleaning tape. That should do it.

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Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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


-make sure that your tape is clean and dry
-clean the tape head inside the tape deck if you have a video head tape cleaner
*tape head: the one that reads the tape inside the camcorder.its the metal thing at the bottom inside the tape deck.
-or you can use a soft and dry Q-tip to clean it(dont use any liquid cleaners)
*or if confused where the tape head is....just clean all metal parts inside the tape deck and make sure you do it lightly with a soft dry Q-tip.

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reset the camcorder. (open the tape deck and you'll see a small hole that says reset on it) press and hold the button inside the hole for 3 secs. then also clean the tape head(the metal thing that reads the tape. with a q tip.

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I'm getting lines and mosaics on the video tape output of my Sony DCR-HC40, and a message on the viewing screen to use a head cleaning cassette. After a minute or so the lines go away and the video is...


NEVER try and manually clean your heads in your camcorder. The drum assy and heads are much more fragile and easily damaged than that of a VCR. NEVER spray any type of liquid/chemicals in or on your camcorder. A Sony miniDV head cleaning cassette is what you need. There are other brands out there, but Sony is hands-down the best. When using a head cleaner, play it for only 5 to 10 seconds at a time and then try your tape again. If it has improved, but still has problems then play the head cleaner for another 5 to 10 seconds. Hope this has helped. www.austintelstarservices.com

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Check eject lever near battery, press it downward to open tape compartment, take out old tape and put new tape, close tape door and let it go inside by itself. Close tape compartment.

Below image will help you to locate eject button/ lever in DCR-HC18E camcorder.
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you need a firewire cable to transfer video from your camcorder to pc

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Lens cover error message comes when its not opend. There is a switch inside Front Cover (where lens and mic mounted) got bad contact. Open that Front cover and unscrew the circuit board, put 1 drop of W-40 cleaner oil and fix back all things.

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clean the head using the VHS head cleaner. try diff tape.

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try and take the door off and straighten the cassette holder assy

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try to clean the video head using a blank new tape just forward it 5 times as need...do not use video cassette cleaner cause it too rough for the head....check the head if there no crack on it....if nothing you find it is time to replace the to the service center...

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