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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:04 PM   #1
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Cleaning tape

I bought and used a Sony DV Cleaning tape. A few days later I read that you should not use wet type cleaning tapes in the A1 or the heads could be damaged.
Questions:
1. Do I need to re-clean the heads with a dry cleaning tape and will it help?
2. Have I done a bad thing that can be reversed or is one cleaning with a wet tape no big deal?

I am using Sony HDV tapes so now I'm getting confused as to what to do.

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Jim
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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:25 PM   #2
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i've used sony cleaning tapes with every deck and cam i have ever owned.
6 canon dv cams to be exact w/ the dvm12cld cleaning tape. they are all still in use and have never required repair.

i also use sony tape stock exclusively premium, excellence, and hdv.

now as far as minidv goes, the only sony cleaning tape i have ever come across is the dvm12cld ..and i'm fairly certain the "d" stands for "dry."

if this is the one you used, stick with it and don't worry.
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Old August 9th, 2007, 03:34 PM   #3
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Yes it was the CLD.

Excellent.

Thank you for the info.

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Old August 12th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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from what i understand wet or dry doesnt matter so much as long as you stick with one or the other...

i went to buy a cleaning tape today and they only had JVC.. i use fuji hdv tapes exclusively.. should this be ok?
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