Question about Sony Hi8 Cleaning Cassette / Head Cleaner Hi-8 Tape

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Sony Hi8 Head Cleaning Cassette

Hi,

I am from India, I have got 8 years old Sony Handicam. I am looking for head cleaning casstte. I can not record any moer videos on my handycam.

Can you please guide me, how I can get casette in India?

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  • nikhilt Dec 27, 2008

    Sony India does not have this material in stock since 6 months. I contacted their help desk, they also repiled the same.



    Thank you for trying.

  • mannudey Apr 04, 2009

    I am from Assam, Guwahati, I have a Sony Handicam. I am looking for head cleaning casstte. I can not record any moer videos on my handycam.

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Go to www.sony.com they should be able to ship you one

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