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Old February 5th, 2007, 05:07 PM   #31
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Sorry, not possible with either camera.

Please search for earlier discussions of this topic.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 05:52 PM   #32
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How do you check hours on head?

Hello,

I just got a hold of an XL1S and I want to see how many hours are on the heads. This camera has had two owners before me. It's in great conditon I just want see how much use I will have with it. So if there is a way to check the hours on the heads I'd love to know.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 08:55 PM   #33
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There is no function available to the owner of an Xl1 ot XL1s to determine the number of hours of use.

I believe that that Canon Service can retrieve this information, but I have no personal knowledge.
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Old June 19th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #34
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I thought as much, thanks for the response. I had planned on sending it in anyway to be checked.

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Old June 19th, 2007, 10:51 PM   #35
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If you lick the heads...oh wait, that's a 9 volt battery, never mind.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:36 AM   #36
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There is no documented (in the service manual) way to read head hours on the XL1, and I suspect on the XL1s.

Head hours would include time spent in record pause, play pause, playback and record mode with tape in the camcorder. Running a cleaning tape adds hours as well, but I do not know at what rate.

In any case, given the differences among tapes, a better indication of head condition might be the output levels read from a standard test tape.
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Old June 20th, 2007, 08:49 AM   #37
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I believe that that Canon Service can retrieve this information...
I believe you're right, but I can say with certainty that they will not share this information with a customer.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #38
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How to you check camera for hours

I have an XL-1 is there a way to check the camera for hour use. If so please explain
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Old November 13th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #39
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I believe the answer is "no". The DVinfo search function can often answer questions like this for you:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....39&postcount=2
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=59957
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=29078
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #40
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count your tapes ... that's as best as i could come up with
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Old November 14th, 2007, 09:19 AM   #41
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Have merged several separate discussions into one big 'ol thread about checking hours on these cameras.
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 10:12 AM   #42
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Check Hours of use on Canon XL1

Is there anyway to check the hours of use on the Canon XL1?
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Old January 23rd, 2009, 01:39 PM   #43
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No.

Simply can't be done, there is no hours meter.


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