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Old October 29th, 2006, 05:06 PM   #1
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What to use to clean GL2?

Hi I have a problem the other day I got a message on my GL2 that said in red "CHANGE TAPE HEAD ARE DIRTY" or something to that affect...thing is it went away really fast and keeped on recording with no problem...One question what can I use to clean the heads of the camara..Do I buy one of those cleaning tapes?

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Old October 29th, 2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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Buy a heads cleaner, they can be bought anywhere that sells tapes and range from 5-20 dollars.


make sure you buy the DRY TYPE too
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Old October 29th, 2006, 05:38 PM   #3
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Ok thanks...How often do you do that to the camara?
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Old October 29th, 2006, 07:47 PM   #4
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Use the dry tapes cleaners, not a wet proces cleaner.

The book says clean when you see artifacts of dirty heads. Some also suggest cleaning if you change brand of tape after a steady diet of one brand.
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Old October 29th, 2006, 08:42 PM   #5
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Thanks...How long do you usually run those in the camara? And when you run them do you acually hit record or just play...?
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Old October 29th, 2006, 09:37 PM   #6
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There will be instructions on the package. They are usually played for around 10 seconds though.
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