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Where to get a professional head cleaning for my 8 mm camcorder

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Where can I take a 8mm Handycam for professional repairs? Being such an old camera, is it common to find somewhere locally? 
And about how much does it usually cost, ballpark?

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The best way is to locate a Sony authorized service center. A repair like this is usually a fixed cost of $150 or so. Sending it to Sony will result in a complete overhaul for the same cost, including any parts that are needed. The Sony website has a service center locator facility based upon your zipcode.

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8 mm and the newer super 8 mm video tapes are different. You can't use super 8 mm in old player. And old tapes won't play well in new super 8 mm players. Like Sony!

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When i try to record a yellow arrow then a message saying need head cleaner but sony doesnt make that model head cleaner what do i do


Greetings Jerry - You don't need a Sony head cleaning tape. 8mm is a standard that was used by many manufacturers.

Head cleaning cassettes for 8 mm and Hi8 are exactly the same, there is no Hi8 head cleaning cassette except one that Sony used to sell for almost three times as much as a regular 8mm and offered nothing special.

Sony also made a bit of a big deal that you can't use "wet" cleaners inside your Sony Hi8 camcorders...also not true and Sony was just trying to part you from your wallet.

I can understand if you have some concerns about these things so I suggest you Google around something like "head cleaners for 8mm and Hi8."

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Yes It Is Possible.
1. Cable options you can use S-video or RCA.
2. VHS payer that has a recording option. Make sure that it supports the Sony Handycam 8mm.
3. The procedure on how to transfer the 8mm to VHS is the same as how you view your video on the TV.
4. S-video or RCA should be connected on the Handycam and the other end is on the TV.

5. You can follow the instruction on page 27 (Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37)
6. You can also follow page 52 (Sony Handycam CCD-TRV37 )

Go to this Link for the user manual and the full instraction on how to connect the cables.
http://www.derrybryson.com/manuals/Sony/Analog%20-%208mm%20&%20Hi8%20Camcorders/CCD-TRV57.pdf

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Try running a Sony 8mm cleaning cassette in the machine according to the directions that come with it. If that is unsuccessful have the heads and tape path professionally checked and cleaned.
The worst case scenario is that the unit may have a tape path fault requiring repairs which can range from relatively minor (reasonable cost) to major (prohibitive cost). RHN

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How can I convert my 8mm tapes to a digital format and save to my hard drive?


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Will this unit play 8 mm cassette tapes that are formatted "mp"?


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Or find an older 8mm camcorder to play your tapes with.
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Head alignment (re-aligning the tracks) is not something we as owners can undertake - it has to be done professionally.
You can however quite safely clean the heads by using one of the dry cleaning tapes sold for the purpose. I have used an 8mm/Hi-8 cleaning tape made by TDK for a number of years with good results. Remember that if your heads are dirty both recording and playback will be affected and once you have cleaned the heads you need to test the camera by recording new footage and then playing it back to see if matters have improved. Good Luck.

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