Dirty heads may cause streaking and video noise.
What other problems
may they cause?
Dropout, and poor picture
Sticking tape, audio noise
Gummy heads and screeching
Blanking and burning odors
What is the most effective way to clean heads?
Cotton swabs and alcohol or freon
Automatic cassette cleaner
Soft cotton cloth and alcohol
What happens if heads are not demagnetized?
Heads and guide become permanently magnetized after several hours
Guides will become sticky
The video heads will become magnetized
Audio and video heads will burn
The use of cleaning cassettes cause what problems to video heads on
None. Most manufacturers recommend the use of cassette cleaning
tapes for their equipment
The heads on the VR will wear out faster
Cassette cleaning tapes sometimes leave debris or residue after
The heads will get too hot and create a smoky odor
Video heads are cleaned in what direction?
Vertically only to prevent damage to heads
Horizontally across the heads
In any direction as long as the residue is removed
Perpendicular to the tape travel on the heads
How should camera cables be stored?
Kept free from dust and dirt
Not rolled up with kinks or breaks
Not allowed to be rolled
Rolled up as tight as possible