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Sharp VL - A10 camcorder

 

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Username: Deepat

Post Number: 1
Registered: Sep-12
Hi,

I hope someone might help me with a problem I am currently having with my Sharp VL - A10 camcorder.

Ancient by todays comparison but allow me to explain;

I took the device out of storage yesterday with the intention of converting old tapes onto disk. It won't read any of the four tapes I have. I can remember this happening before but it would eventually wake up and work ok. I haven't operated it since then, which was about a year ago.

The possible reasons I can think of are:

The camcorder was in storage with a tape inside it which may not be of benefit?
The tape-reader might be dirty?

The picture LCD screen comes across similar to that of a TV station that has been lost in the analogue age.

Should I give up or is there something I can do to fix my camcorder?

Thanks with anticipation.

Damian
 

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Username: Deepat

Post Number: 2
Registered: Sep-12
I think the heads need cleaned.

Been researching methods.

I have the tiniest amount of gin alcohol. Would this be advisable as a last resort, with say a lint free cloth?

Thanks

D
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