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Old July 16th, 2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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problem with an old camera(i think the heads)

Ive got a jvc GR-DVL520U mini dv cam thats a few years old. Its been running great all the time Ive had it, but now its got the white lines through the picture and says it needs a head cleaning. Up untill it did this, I had never cleaned the heads. I ran a head cleaning tape through it, and it didnt help. I ended up using the head cleaner 4 times(which is the max # of times the directions said to use it at one time. The camera still has the same problem. Does anyone have any ideas of what the problem may be?

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Old July 17th, 2005, 07:56 AM   #2
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The heads in the camera may be worn out as well. They may need replacement
(it may be better/cheaper to get a new one).

That would be my guess...
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Old July 17th, 2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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Ive only had the camera two years...they shouldn't be worn out already? I use it quite a bit, but not that much. Im hoping I can get this fixed, so I can use it as a deck so i dont kill the heads on my new Canon. Any idea how much new heads would cost?
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Old July 17th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #4
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You didn't, by any chance, switch tape brands?
That could potentially gum up your heads.
I had the heads cleaned on my cam last year for $80.00 at the local camera store.
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Old July 17th, 2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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I bet thats what it is, i have used a few different tape brands with this camera
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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #6
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Take it to a camera store with a tech and have the heads cleaned. I also learned this lesson the hard way.
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