OF VIDEO MAINTENANCE AND FACTORS CAUSING
suggestion sheet will help you to maintain your Video recorder in good
working order, and if the suggestions are carried out, will reduce wear
resulting in a longer period of good viewing.
The four main enemies of your Video Recorder are:
Dust, Poorly Manufactured Tapes, Excessive Heat and Dampness.
Dust can get between the tape and video heads and
cause scouring. Excessive scouring of the video heads results in the
appearance of horizontal lines on your television screen.
Place your video in a position free from dust and
always store video tapes in their cases away from the dusty atmosphere.
There are a number of blank video tapes for sale on
the market today. Many poorer quality tapes shed the oxide layer which
in turn causes damage to the video heads.
Using worn tapes should be avoided as they
introduce unnecessary wear to components and they lessen the life of
your video heads.
Ensure your video recorder is kept in an area where
heat build up cannot occur. Adequate ventilation is important
Although most video recorders today are equipped
with DEW devices, so they will not operate under damp conditions, you
should ensure that your video recorder and video tapes are kept away
from humid or damp areas.
The use of most "dry" cleaning cassettes,
particularly if they are used too often is not recommended. These
products can never do the job as well as a trained technician and can
instead create additional headwear, reducing the life of your video
We suggest you have your Video cleaned
professionally once a year, as lack of maintenance can lead to
excessive head wear and premature head replacement. Replacement of heads
Why am I told to buy only reputable brand name tapes?
Answer: To be sure damage wilt not occur to the video as a result of
using poorly manufactured video tapes. Cheaper tapes made from less
reliable compounds will shed the oxide layer inside your machine and
reduce video head life.
What should I do when
first using a new tape?
A wise practice with new tapes is to run them in the 'fast
forward' and then 'rewind' mode once before use. This adjusts the tension in a
How should I store tapes?
Store all cassettes in their sleeve, making sure that the tape
edge is away from the opening. This prevents dust getting into the video
Store tapes vertically and fully rewound, as this
will reduce the chance of the tape sticking to the wall of the case,
causing damage to the tape ends.
Can I splice a video tape?
Do not attempt to do this. Even a slightly wrong join can cause
damage to your video heads, seek the advice of your service agent.
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