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My Canon Camcorder MV500i shows the message "clean recording head" more and more often, even after using a tape head cleaner. Can I clean it myself or is there a Canon Service Centre that could do it at a reasonable cost.
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My Canon Camcorder MV500i shows the message "clean recording head" more and more often, even after using a tape head cleaner. Can I clean it myself or is there a Canon Service Centre that could do it at a reasonable cost. Regards, Alan.
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