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IMPORTANCE OF VIDEO MAINTENANCE AND FACTORS CAUSING HEADWEAR

TO ALL VIDEO RECORDER OWNER

This 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

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.

POORLY MANUFACTURED TAPE

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.

EXCESSIVE HEAT

Ensure your video recorder is kept in an area where heat build up cannot occur. Adequate ventilation is important

DAMPNESS

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.

CLEANING TAPES

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 heads.

MAINTENANCE

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 is costly.

Question:     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.

Question:     What should I do when first using a new tape?

Answer:        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 cassette.

 Question:     How should I store tapes?

 Answer:         Store all cassettes in their sleeve, making sure that the tape edge is away from the opening. This prevents dust getting into the video cassette.

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.

 Question:      Can I splice a video tape?

 Answer:        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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PRESENTED WITH COMPLIMENTS BY TES.A.                        FROM:                       

RICHARD WATERS ELECTRONICS