|Keep your Camcorder clean, and in the case when not in use.
This helps keep dust and spills out of the mechanism, and cushions it from
those unexpected shocks.|
|If your camera uses Lead
Acid technology batteries, put them away charged, and recharge every 3
to 4 months.|
|If your Camcorder uses Ni-Cad
or Lithium Ion technology batteries,
do not charge them prior to storage. Store them in a discharged, or
partially discharged state, and charge them just before they are needed.
These batteries will last longer if used regularly.|
|Store your Camcorder in a cool dry location, in it's case.
It should be in a horizontal position to avoid lubricants in the lens
assembly migrating to places where they shouldn't be.|
|On VHS C format machines, always turn the white gear that
sticks out of the side of the cassette in a direction that pulls the tape
tight before inserting it in the camera. These tapes are prone to slack, and
if inserted that way will tangle or be damaged.|
|Store your tapes in a clean, dry location, away from
magnetic fields. On top of the TV or Stereo speakers are poor choices
as strong magnetic fields are associated with these devices and may degrade
or erase your precious memories, or favorite movies.|
|If your equipment has just been brought in from a cold
environment, let it come to room temperature before using it. This avoids
problems with condensation. (No, the dew sensor doesn't always react fast
Courtesy, Halle's Service, Inc.