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Where can I purchase a head cleaning tape for a DVX100A camera?

Outside of the USA, and I need a head cleaning tape. In playback, the VCR light is on, my LCD screen just stays blue and shows no picture or sound. I have a Panasonic DVX100a. From the research I've done, I think I need to clean the heads.
It would take too long to have one shipped here to Central America from Los Angeles. What are some stores that carry these tapes, and what kind of tape do I need to purchase? Thanks

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  • jmsjms Sep 28, 2009

    Also, could I use a head cleaning tape that is not made by Panasonic?

  • jmsjms Sep 29, 2009

    I fixed it today. I put a brand new blank tape in (I was using DVM63AMQ), let it fast forward all the way until the end, then hit rewind for a few seconds, waited another few seconds and repeated a about 3 times. After that, I put in a tape that had recorded material on it and it played fine. Screen was not blue anymore. Didn't have to use a head cleaner tape.

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Screen? Had the same problem. It's an internal flex wire connecting LCD with camcorder. Got from the repair shop did it by miself and it's like knew. It's very common in sony. Good luck

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