Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?

I recently picked up a Canon UC-X1 Hi 8 camcorder my father left me when he died. I have been trying to view tapes in it but it has bad distortion... and interference so makes it very difficult to view. Is this dirty heads or something more serious? It has not been used for approximately 8 - 9 years and left in a cupboard secure in a padded case.

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Hi bumble

Yes, it may be dirty heads, or a loose maladjusted tape guide, but also(more likely) could be failing surface mount capacitors. Canon camcorders of this vintage were plagued with problems from these failing. Best bet is to have an experienced video repair guy to have a look at it for you. If you dont care what outcome you get, then I could talk you through giving it a tape path service:) Just give me a shout in here.. :)

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