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RE: My VCR & DVD Video Recorder The vcr part of it only plays in black n white ( there is a picture but not that great) and there is no sound. What could be wrong with it? Thank you so much!

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  • jerrywatkins Oct 08, 2008

    This model is a Toshiba D-VR4SU

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Depending upon the make and model, bad capacitors on the head/drum assembly can cause this. If the heads do not lock at the correct speed, the picture may appear OK, but have no color. Please post the make and model so I can confirm this or attempt to provice more details.

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