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I have cleaned the heads on my vs player but it keeps telling me that my heads are dirty. I have cleaned it with a tape and I have also cleaned it manually. Why does it keep telling me that they are dirty?

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Hello, after a while the heads get worn. Open up the unit, with power turned off, and check the heads to see if they have marks on them. And then,CAREFULLY, take a piece of writing paper and soak it(but not too much) with methylated spirits,and then CAREFULLY again rub it gently around the head, not too hard or you will break the heads that spin around( they are the little black things in the gap of the head) you should see a lot of black stuff on the paper. Keep doing it until you dont see that stuff. If after this you still see the message, you will need new heads. I hope that has helped you.

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