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Dean I place in a vhs tape,and the screen is blue.Why am I getting a blue screen instead of a picture

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    Dean Serra Jul 24, 2006

    I get no sound from the tape in the vcr.I do get sound from the vcr's tuner when no tape is in.

  • vivalabam Mar 31, 2009

    When playing a VHS the screen is BLUE. Unless I play it on fast forward mode, then I get a fuzzy picture.

    Not all VHS's will play BLUE. Only some, about 75%.

    Whats happening?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The screen is snowy and goes blue while playing a vhs tape



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If you can hear sound thru TV tuner or thru the Audio - video inputs, in all probability it is a case of Dirty Video heads. Get yourself a good 'Wet type' Head cleaning Tape, and clean the Video heads. It should do the trick!

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Do you hear sound? if you dont then the TVs not set to the proper input or channel . Is the VCR hooked up the way it always was or did you just install it? If you didnt then if you here sound then the heads are dirty or theres a problem in the video section of the VCR answer these few questions and Im sure we can get this thing going or at least find out the problem.

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