Having problems with your Digital Cameras ?
I have an old Sony Hi8 Handycam model CCD-TR705E. Have not used it for about 4 years and decided to upload tapes to DVD via a DVD recorder. Worked fine for the first 5 hours of film then suddenly picture not visible (sound is fine) but when in review mode (press play then rewind without pressing stop) can see pictures.
Have tried using a new head cleaning tape.
Do you think this is very dirty heads or more serious? How can I fix it if head cleaner tape doesn't?
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There is a very special cassette used to clean much dirty video heads calls Lapping Tape.
This is provided only to Sony Service Centers.
You need to contact nearest Sony Service Center.
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I have an old Sony Hi8 Handycam model CCD-TR705E. Have not used it for about 4 years and decided to upload tapes to DVD via a DVD recorder. Worked fine for the first 5 hours of film then suddenly picture not visible (sound is fine) but when in review mode (press play then rewind without pressing stop) can see pictures. Have tried using a new head cleaning tape. Do you think this is very dirty heads or more serious? How can I fix it if head cleaner tape doesn't?
Try to use video head cleaning cassette one more time and check. Problem still exist then....There is a very special cassette used to clean much dirty video heads calls Lapping Tape. This is provided only to Sony Service Centers.You ... Digital Cameras
I have a canon digital video camcorder ZR 800. On play i am getting thick electronic lines through the picture. This occurs even on tapes which i have previously watched and know that they are fine. i have cleaned the head using a mini DVD head cleaner.
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Hi, my JVC mini DV Video Camera has fussy lines through any recordings and says the head needs cleaning. I've tried using the miniDV head cleaner tapes - but to no avail. Have you any suggestions? Thanks! Mark
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The VCR orked well the last time I used it a couple of years ago. It has been sitting in the rack for at least two years and was not ever used for more than a couple of weeks since new. I bought it for a video project and never used it after that. Now, when playing tapes, it runs at a speed faster than it was originally recorded at and the tracking lines are everywhere. I used a head cleaning tape but this has not changed anything. I opened the cover and it free of any visible dust and lo
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