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Recorded new tapes show lines or tracking problems when playback Do I need a new battery, clean the heads or a new camcorder

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Hi - This is the most common problem with film camcorders. The heads are dirty. you need to get yourself a head cleaning cassette and carefully follow the directions. Since it sounds like you haven't cleaned it in a while or at all would give it a second pass with the cleaning cassette.


Analog camcorders in general specify that the heads should be cleaned every 10-15 hrs.of use. It's possible it's another problem but unlikely and this is a cheap way to find out.


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normal playback can be performed, the heads are
clean. Before an important recording, be sure to
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recording can be performed.

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