Sony $60 Cleaning Fee at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion
Topics also include Sony's TRV950, VX2000, PD150 & DSR250 family.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 2nd, 2003, 04:11 AM   #1
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: SANFRANCISCO, CA
Posts: 74
Sony $60 Cleaning Fee

SONY $60 CLEANING FEE - A friend had told me that you can get a the VX2000 cleaned for $60...

DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THEY ACTUALLY DO?

and from another post:

""No problems with my pd150.

I think the problem you are hearing about is people using well used units with many different tapes thrown through them. Hence dirty head problems.

Zac""

can the "head" be cleaned?
__________________
RACESAUCE DOT COM |Equipment: PD-150|
Alex Kamm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 2nd, 2003, 04:27 AM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 730
Heya,

Of course the heads can be cleaned, when done professionally you also get ouf the risk of damaging them yourself.

Of course it may be worth it just to try a good quality head cleaning tape before you pay $60 to have it cleaned. A lot of people drop it in sand and what not, and have stuff actually inside the unit, that is when getting it taken apart and worked on can be very good.

zac
Zac Stein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 5th, 2003, 09:27 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Billericay, England UK
Posts: 4,711
Don't forget that head cleaning tapes only clean the heads. Now that may seem a silly thing to say, but the tape path in a Mini DV camcorder is complicated and convoluted, and to do a real cleaning job you need to remove the side door and do a very careful clean of the guide rollers, capstan and pinch roller.

Why won't the head cleaning tape tackle these? Well, the cleaning tape will only clean items that it moves relative to, and when it passes the pins, rollers and capstan it's travelling at exactly the same speed and in the same direction as that component.

I've written an article for a video mag on the subject. Email me if you'd like a copy.

tom.
Tom Hardwick is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony HDV and DV Camera Systems > Sony VX2100 / PD170 / PDX10 Companion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:13 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network