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Partial static in playback and record even after head cleaning

My Sony TR517 showed signs of dirty heads, so I ran a cleaning cassette several times and even meticulously checked and cleaned the drum but it still shows partial static in both record and playback (sort of like a VCR with the tracking not adjusted). Once in a while, in the record mode, it gives an error message of C--.-- I forget which numbers, and with the transport still moving, shows a message in the viewfinder of "cleaning cassette." This message stops if I press the pause button, and resumes normal operation again, still with the "tracking" looking static. Any suggestions?

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Replacing the cylinder with video heads part number A7048897A will cure the problem. If you need more help please advice. Arpi

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