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VHS picture won't work but DVD is fine

The Machine is a MAGNAVOX MWD2206 and it's about two years old.
We put a VHS in to watch it, but it hadn't been rewinded; we were at the ending credits and those worked fine. We stopped it and then rewinded it, but when it was done and we pressed play, all we got was snow, even when we fast-forwarded. Tried another VHS that worked just fine last week, and it did the same thing. The DVD, however, works just fine, so I don't think it has anything to do with the cables?

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  • bobnancy Mar 12, 2009

    I have a similar problem, the VCR tape will only record about 5 minutes and turns off, and the VCR will only play back about 5 minutes and turns off. This happened on more than one tape. Any suggestions on where I purchase a VHS head cleaning cassette?

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VHS part of your machine got video head dirty / clogged. use good quality VHS head cleaning cassette to see picture again.

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