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No picture on vhs tapes

Dvd works fine, the audio is ok on vhs tapes, but no picture. cleaned the heads several time, but still no picture.

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  • roeyb Nov 14, 2008

    the picture is snowy.

  • roeyb Nov 14, 2008

    when you say "hit play, then scan in the reverse mode" do you mean - hit rewind and watch the blank screen as it is rewinding? not sure what you mean by scan in the reverse mode,

  • roeyb Nov 14, 2008

    thanks for the suggestion. the dvd/vcr is at my mom's. i will go there sunday and try what you said. thanks again, and i hope it works!!!! :-)

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have a DVD/VCR combo player. It doesn't matter whether it is a PAL or NTSC VHS tape, but I am not getting picture from VHS tapes (Sound is Ok) while playing.



    DVD discs play without any problem on the same Combo Player.

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    Hi my problem is with one particular tape.When I put this tape in all that
    comes up is a snowy screen,all other tapes work fine.And its weird because this tape played fine a couple of weeks ago.Is the problem with the tape itself ??


  • helms2005 Apr 02, 2009

    Hi my problem is with one particular VHS tape.It does not play at
    all,all that comes up is a snowy screen,all other tapes work fine,so I
    don't think it's the VCR.Just last week this tape was working fine,so
    wonder what the problem could be.Thanks for any help.

  • denali12 Apr 06, 2009

    DVD works fine on S-Video, but no video signal on VHS -screen is blank not snowy. VHS audio is fine. Composite output works with VHS, the heads are not dirty.

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Is the picturejust snow or no picture at all? Most cleaning tapes won't work if the heads have been clogged up because of a bad tape. A professional cleaning and alignment may be in order here. Can you clarify the lack of picture please?

Thanks,
Dan

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Nov 14, 2008

    The snowy picture is an indication that there is no signal from the video heads. The audio comes from a different head. The heads are clogged up. Try taking a blank tape and "playing" it from beginning to end. Then rewind it just enough to start playing again. Hit play then scan in the reverse mode for a few minutes. That might clean up the heads enough to work. If not, then you will need to have the unit professionally cleaned.



    Dan

  • ABRsvcs Nov 14, 2008

    Some machines will allow you to "preview" by hitting either FF or REW when in play mode. This will force the tape to go in reverse mode and hopefully "clean" the heads.



    Dan

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