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

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NEED Hi8 head cleaning tape

I have not been able to find a Hi8 video head cleaning tape for my SONY DCR-TRV280 DIGITAL VIDEO CAMERA RECORDER. I live in Deland, Fl. Could you tell me where I may purchase one?

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Sally

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    I, also need a Hi 8 head cleaning cassette. I live in Orange County, CA



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Best Buy sells one.

Dynex® - 8mm Head Cleaner Model: DX-DA100511 | SKU: 6997315 Here is the link. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=6997315&type=product&id=1099391463958&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=6997315 Just "google" hi8 cleaner tape or 8mm cleaner tape and you will find many, many places to buy one.

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