Panasonic Video Camera Head Cleaning Instructions

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Panasonic Video Camera Head Cleaning Instructions
Video cameras can help you capture precious moments. (woman recording on camcorder image by Xavier MARCHANT from

Panasonic is an electronics company that offers various models for several different types of consumer electronics. One of the items that Panasonic offers consumers is a video camera. The video camera models sold by Panasonic have the capability to capture and record live video. For optimal performance, it's important to maintain your Panasonic video camera. For example, the head is the portion of the video camera that comes in contact with the tape. A dirty video camera head can affect both the recording and playback function of your device.

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Things you need

  • Digital video head cleaner

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  1. 1

    Pay attention to when you need to clean the video camera head of your device. You may need to clean the head if your sound is periodically interrupted or if black or blue stripes appear on the screen. The device may also flash the "Need Head Cleaning" warning on the screen.

  2. 2

    Insert the digital head cleaner into the area of your Panasonic video camera that you would insert the tape into.

  3. 3

    Set your video camera to "Tape Playback" mode to start the cleaning process. This is done by setting the mode switch to "VCR," which means "Playback" mode. Allow it to clean the head for approximately ten seconds. Stop playback.

  4. 4

    Remove the digital video head cleaner from your Panasonic video camera once the head has been properly cleaned.

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