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Video no audio

The dvd works fine, we get both audio and video, but when put in a vhs tape we only get audio no picture.The problem started after the kids had messed around hooking up a video game player, after they unhooked it this problem was there. We have unplugged everything and started over , but cannot figure out why this is happening.

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Re: Video no audio

It may be a hook up problem as this unit has seperate jacks for dvd player. Try using the the out jacks labeled dvd/vcr (or vcr/dvd) on back of unit.

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Re: Video no audio

If the DVD works with a picture and sound then it is not a hook up problem.. Its the VCR tape heads need cleaning so follow the insert im attaching here. CLEANING THE VIDEO HEADS - in the event of a head clog, the first thing professionals try to accomplish on a cleaning job is to restore the picture. Cleaning the video heads is the most critical part of the process. Use extreme caution. Never use cotton swabs. Cotton tends to grab, get caught or leave fibers in the heads. It can also break them. Using chamois sticks is by far the safest method. Soak a chamois stick with head cleaning fluid and place it directly on a video head with light pressure. For beginners, the safest method involves holding the chamois stick stationary in one hand and rotating the drum clockwise with the other. You want all scrubbing action to be in a horizontal direction. Never use any vertical motion; it's very risky for head tip breakage. When finished, allow a minute or two for the heads to dry and your ready to try it out. Pop in a tape and press PLAY. Confirm the picture is now clear. If not, you might want to repeat the above process once again. Ninety eight percent of the time, cleaning the video heads solves this symptom. Most of the remaining two percent is caused by a defective video head somewhere on the upper drum. Hope this helps Ps Dont forget to rate this.

Posted on Oct 11, 2006

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