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This machine plays DVD discs fine but can only hear the sound with VCR tapes

Purchased new at Christmas time -- this machine has been somewhat of a headache. Purchased specifically to transfer our older VHS tapes onto DVD's to perserve them. This machine has always seemed tempermental; however now we can't see the picture with VHS tape but hear the sound fine. DVD player works fine. Suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    vhs is stuck in macine alligh]ts r on nothing vhs

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    Turn on the player, and I can see the Toshiba logo onscreen. DVD plays fine. Put in a VHS tape, it can rewind, fast forward, play, all visible according to the display on the front of the machine, but no picture and a red icon shows on the upper right TV screen of a line going through a disc. The whole time the front display on the player is looking like it normally does when playing a movie--counter ticking off the minutes, etc. No sound or picture. Check DVD player, works just fine. I have only watched 3 or 4 VHS movies on this thing, it can't be worn out.

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There is a trick to clean the vcr heads, use a dolar to gentely rub the heads but be carfull if you dont do very gentel can break the head, apply little presure to the head with a dolar in your finger and move the cilender back and foward, not the dolar...good luck

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Try first to clean the video heads then if that dosent work take in the machine to have the heads professionally cleaned. God Luck

Posted on Jul 27, 2006

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    Larry Dillon Jul 27, 2006

    Always be carefull when manually cleaning a video heads as The other tech didnt say do not move up and down and thats whats a no no .I used to love it wne a peep would try to professionally clean there own video heads!! more money for me. Dont be a cheap skate get it done right the first time.

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