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Old March 15th, 2005, 09:17 AM   #1
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Head cleaning?

I find that I need to use a head cleaner way too often, so I suspect it's time to get the heads professionally cleaned on my GL1. Do I have to send it to Canon, or can I just go to a professional electronics and video repair and service shop? There's one near me that has a real good reputation. We've got a shoot coming up soon, and I really would like to avoid having to send it to Canon.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 09:38 AM   #2
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How often? What makes you think you shoud clean them? g
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Old March 15th, 2005, 09:45 AM   #3
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Lately, and this is very recent, it can't read a tape at all unless I clean the heads every time. It has also destroyed data when I've played tapes in it without cleaning the heads first. In the past I've only needed to use a head cleaner a couple of times a year.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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I suspect that it's time to have the camera cleaned and adjusted by Canon Service, Marco.
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Old March 15th, 2005, 12:22 PM   #5
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Adjustment, too.

I, too, would recommend you send it to Canon. Not only will they clean the heads, but they will adjust the alignment which can be very critical for mini dv equipment. Note: If the alignment is out by a quite a bit, tapes that previously played in the camera may not play properly in the camera after alignment.

For the New Jersey Service Center, it always cost me $272 for cleaning and adjustment, including shipping the camera back. Apparently that is the standard, minimum cost. However, for that price they will also replace misc. parts if necessary.
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