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Bad playback hi i have a jvc gr-dvp7e, i have had problems in the past with the camera telling me i need to clean the heads but not when recording only on play back.and get this only on certain tapes,eg when the camera gives me the head cleaning required message i change the tape over and the message disappears and the tape works fine .i have recently bought sony premium dv 60 tapes and on the first playback after the first recorded segment the message appears can you help?? thanks

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Please try to buy a head cleaning tape and put in your camera and play for three times..Then record a cassette and play,if you are not getting the picture replace the drum assy and check.

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