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No Video and Audio when played a tape

When the player is played with a tape, there is no audio or video through TV. The connections are perfect. I clean the heads too. The problem still exists. I noticed that when I press menu from remote, I am able to get the audio from the tape but there is still no video. Also, when menu disappears after sometime audio also is going off. What will be the problem? I bought the VCR in US 8 years back. The authorised Sony centers in Chennai, India are not ready to service US VCRs. So, please tell me a solution so that I can resolve myself.

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Re: No Video and Audio when played a tape

Sathya Perhaps I can help? I live in Pondicherry which is a 2 hr drive from Chennai. And I have extensive experience in Audio Video equipment. contact me at or 0984333 38948.

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Re: No Video and Audio when played a tape

Check with the remote in the menu section on the VCR the audio and make sure its not in sap

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