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Sound Hello! I have an quite unusual Problem with my videorecorder. I got it from a friend today. When I first tested it at home, it worked perfectly. Later I set the date and the time. Since then I have no sound. But when I turn on te menu, the sound is there. I don't know why because I really just changed the Date and time. Does someone here know what I can do? Help is highly apreciated!!

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Re: Sound

It could be the audio head of your vcr, sometimes (especially if the vcr fell) needs a cleaning and a set

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Re: Sound

What does "having no sound" mean?
- no sound on playing a known good tape?
- no sound after recording?
- no sound when recording if you plug in headphones or into a monitor?

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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