Sony Digital 8 Head Cleaning

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      Avatargrasmere
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      I have a Sony Digital 8 camcorder that is about three years old.

      Although it records and plays back digital tapes well, it plays mostly fuzz when I play back a regular 8mm tape recorded on an older non-digital camcorder. That indicates a need for head cleaning, I think.

      I want to clean the heads but I am reluctant to use the Sony dry head cleaner tape because I fear it might damage the heads.

      Is it OK to use isopropyl alcohol and a swab the way I used to with VCRs? Am I running any risks doing this?

      Any other thoughts?

      Thank you for any advice you might have.

      David

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      grasmere Wrote:

      Is it OK to use isopropyl alcohol and a swab the way I used to with VCRs?

      NO! It would damage the video head completely, do NOT use q-tips and alcohol, better take your camcorder to a service center and have it cleaned.

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