#1 Wet head cleaners-NO GOOD. The liquid stays behind. Use only a
reputable dry and 3M is what I use.
#2 Do NOT use a head cleaner regularly as their instructions want you to.
They really are not so good for VCR heads which are much more sensitive than
audio tape heads.
#3 Use them only when absolutely needed. I have had my current VCR for 4
years and have cleaned the heads but once. The dreaded abrasion factor is
very minimal-to-negligible when used seldom-hardly more than running a
regular tape through.
#4 In deference to Wiggers, if you got a $7000 machine-have it
professionally cleaned. If you got a $150 dollar machine as most of us, the
once every few years dry head cleaner is okay.
However, nothing is guaranteed in life.
Statewide Media Resource Coordinator
From: Vince Jenkins [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2000 2:21 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Header cleaner
What library vendors are recommended from whom to purchase video
head cleaning supplies? We think we need a video cassette with a
cleaning tape. But what alternatives are there?
Coordinator, Library Technical Services
Maricopa County Community College District
Tempe, Ariz. 85281-6942