Notes on use, Notes on the videocassette recorder, Cleaning of the video heads – Sony DSR-45/45P Manuel d'utilisation
Chapter 7 Maintenance
Notes on Use
Notes on Use
Notes on the Videocassette
Do not use the unit in a place subject to direct
sunlight or heat sources
If you do, its cabinet, mechanical parts, etc., may be
Do not use the unit in an extremely hot place
If the unit is left in a car parked with the windows
closed (especially in summer), its cabinet, mechanical
parts, etc., may be damaged or it may not work
If the unit is brought directly from a cold to a
Moisture may condense inside the unit and cause
damage to the video heads and tape. If you use the unit
in a place subject to direct cold currents from an air
conditioner, moisture may also condense inside the
Do not place a heavy object on the unit
The cabinet, mechanical parts, etc., may be damaged,
or the unit may not work correctly.
Do not handle the unit roughly
Avoid rough handling or mechanical shock to the unit.
To avoid damaging the cabinet’s finish
Plastic is often used for the surface finishing of the
unit. Do not spray a volatile solvent such as an
insecticide toward the cabinet or place rubber or vinyl
products on the cabinet for a long time. If you do, the
finish of the cabinet may be damaged or the coating
may come off.
Do not clean the cabinet with thinner or
The cabinet may be damaged or its coating may come
off. When you use a chemical-impregnated cloth, use
it according to its directions.
Clean the cabinet with a soft dry cloth
When the cabinet is very dirty, clean it with a soft dry
cloth lightly moistened with a mild detergent solution
and finish it with a dry cloth.
Do not put magnetic objects close to the unit
Magnetic fields may damage the recording.
To prevent electromagnetic interference
caused by radio communication equipment
such as cellular phones, transceivers, etc.
The use of the radio communication equipment such as
cellular phones or transceivers near the unit may cause
a malfunction and can affect the audio/video signals.
Cellular phones or transceivers near the unit should be
Do not use the unit in an area exposed to
A malfunction may occur.
Checking the video heads every 1 000 hours
A VCR is a high-precision piece of equipment that
records and plays back the picture recorded on a
magnetic tape. In particular, the video heads and other
mechanical parts may become dirty or worn. To
maintain a clean picture, we recommend maintenance
every 1 000 hours, even though the conditions of use
may differ depending on temperature, humidity, dust,
When you transport the unit
Be sure to transport the unit carefully. Do not use the
supplied carton and packing materials repeatedly. They
are made from corrugated cardboard, and are designed
to protect the unit only one time, when the unit is
purchased and delivered to you.
Cleaning of the Video Heads
With clogged video heads, the unit cannot record
properly. Clean the video heads to prevent noise on the
recorded picture or audio. For cleaning, use the
supplied cleaning cassette.
Before recording an important event
The unit cannot record properly with the clogged video
heads. To ensure normal recording and clear pictures
and sound, clean the video heads before recording an
Every 50 hours
If you repeat the tape transport operation, the video
heads will become dirty and coated with fine dirt or
dust. Clean the heads every 50 hours.