VCR shows "PLAY" on machine but doesn't show on TV
When putting a tape in VCR, the front of machine shows PLAY but nothing will show on TV screen. All lights seem to be working and can hear tape running but does not "connect" to TV screen. Have a remote but not a manual. Seems like I'm just missing pushing one button somewhere to make it work?? Thank you!!
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Re: VCR shows "PLAY" on machine but doesn't show on TV
If even the sound aside from the video is not reproduced on the TV, then your description "connect" indicates that the TV is not set to receive the audio/video signals from the VCR. Initially, pls try:
set the TV to Channel 3 (or 4); or
set the TV to A/V, Video 1 or Aux 1.
Additionally, you need to confirm how the VCR is hooked to the TV unit, bu a single coaxial cable or 3 cables with RCA connectors (yellow, red & white).
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
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If the vcr is running the tape, your video head is probably dirty, try using a cleaning tape if you have one. The second option is use a brand new blank tape T120 and set the the machine to sp speed (2hr running time) and let the tape run the full course. The third option is to remove the lid of the vcr and carefully clean the video head with a swab dipped in rubbing alcohol rotating the head by hand as you proceed allowing several minutes to dry before loading your tape.
well if the vcr is hooked up and you can watch a show on it put in a tape that has a movie on it then press play if you can see the show take out that tape put in your blank tape find the show on your tv u wish to record press record try this before the show comes on record a little bit of a show like 30 sec or so then rewind and play back to see if it did record if it did just repete this when the show that you want to record comes on hope this is helpfull....
make sure you go from the cable box were it says out to the in on the vcr from the vcr you want to come out to the tvnow you can program the the vcr to pick up the cable chanell from the boxthe vcr has to be on chaell 3-4 in the front were it shows what chanell your on then the tv and the vcr are to be on the wright cahells the tv has to line up with the chaell your useing for the vcr3-4 to make this less complicated put a tape in the vcr hit play if its playing you are on the right chanel you do not have to have the vcr to watch cable it will go threw even if vcr is off just have to be right chanel
Make sure your cables are on the out jacks of the vcr to the in jacks on the tv. Also, you will have to make sure that you have selected the proper external input on your tv to where your vcr is hooked up. Example: If it is hooked up to video one on your tv then you have to select video one on the tv when watching your vcr. I hope this helped.....
The idler on your machine needs to be changed and also the drum head of your machine needs to be clean.tape head cleaners can be bought from any electronic shop.the idler must be changed by qualified techn