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Panasonic Super Drive video recorder

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I have been experiencing a puzzling problem with the playback on my Panasonic Super Drive video recorder, which is now about 5 years old.

The machine plays back EP and LP recordings without problem. However when playing back SP recordings I get very poor tracking (lines etc). I've tried adjusting the tracking to no avail and the machine has been cleaned.

Any ideas? Up until a few months ago the machine was playing back all EP, LP and SP recording faultlessly, but the last few months has seen a marked deterioration in the tracking of SP recordings only.

Grateful for any advice.

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  • Christian Secondis Oct 21, 2008

    electech1



    Thanks for the reply. What would be the best way of checking the three creases and clearing them?

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There are three creases in the head , have you made sure those are cleard?

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

  • jason Oct 21, 2008

    if you need more help, just let me know , i'll be back to check and see if that helped or if you need to try something else

  • jason Oct 21, 2008

    head cleaning solution and a tooth pic with a paper towel wraped on the end of it or a q-tip might work also

    you will need to take the top off ( just a few screws)and then you will have access to the head and you can also check the rubber wheel that pulls the tape and clean that as well

    I'll be back to see if you need more help

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