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No video out

Hi, I had a tape that was frozen.  Took cover off vhs and saw that the tape would only pull out about 1/2 way, as the deck tried to pull it into place.  I attempted this several times, hoping the machine would pull the tape loose, but it didn't, so I cut the tape to get it out of the deck.  Now everything works except for no video signal, either from the coax cable, or from running the rca cable output into another vhs.  The faulty tape may have possibly been contaminated with dried soda.  I haven't tried cleaning the deck heads yet, but wonder what happened, as the tape never got pulled more than half way into the operating position. Thanks in advance.

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  • Matt Morango
    Matt Morango May 11, 2010

    "no video signal"

    Is it a poor video signal? Black screen? Black and white fuzz? Does any type of signal change occur when you press play, or does it seem totally dead? The VCR still properly accepts tapes. Do you have reason to believ that the mechanics inside the player are spinning the cassette and progressing thru the tape? What kind of soda?



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Hi, All I get is a blue screen.  It does accept the tape, and I do get normal audio from the tape. I believe that I do get the words "play"  "fast", etc..., displayed on the t.v. screen  So I guess you could say there is that for a video signal - otherwise I would just get a static screen - I just get no video signal from the tape. Not sure what kind of soda (i.e. coke, pepsi, etc). Thanks again, Frank

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