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    to all videoforum member, i need you help.
    How to clean a head of that vid.cam. when i play, several lines appear on screen. that was begin when i forward and reverse the tape several times.
    Is there any manual on how to clean it (head)?

    thank, advice are prior appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exinco View Post
    to all videoforum member, i need you help.
    How to clean a head of that vid.cam. when i play, several lines appear on screen. that was begin when i forward and reverse the tape several times.
    Is there any manual on how to clean it (head)?

    thank, advice are prior appreciated.
    Have you done the obvious and run a tape head cleaner through it a couple of times?

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    thank to the response. actually i just came from festival and try to forward and reverse the tape to see what i'ved record (that why some lines appear on screen).

    i don't run the tape head cleaner yet.

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    When my Sony gets grubby it usualky shows up as green bars. Get yoursefl a tape head cleaner. It'll likely sort it out. However....

    ... it may not just be playback issue. It may be recorded like that.

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    I know this is an older thread but I'm having the same problem & cant figure out what the actual problem is. I have run the cleaner several times without any success. Is there another way to clean the head a little more thoroughly or is there a site were I can order a new head mechanism to replace the old/failing head.

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    Usually when streaky white or black lines appear its a sign of warn out video heads. White snowy effect is usually just dirt which a Tape cleaner can in most cases sort the problem.

    From my experience in the grand old days of VCR Servicing. Tape cleaners I did not recommend using as they are abrasive and can do more damage to the audio and video heads if used to often. Only use in an emergency and then for the shortest time possible. If you leave a good quality tape running in playback this will clean of the heads more safely.

    You can clean the heads manually using Chamois leather and Iosopropinol liquid or similar. Do not use Cotton Buds.

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