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Change the time on an RCA AcuSearch 4 head VCR

Just need to know how to change the time

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SOURCE: Internally change channel 3 to 4 on VCR

Hi, In most VCRs, as you have posted, there is a switch at the back where you can select the output to either Ch 3 or 4. In some cases, the switch is deep inside and you have to remove a small squarish rubber covering to expose the hole. It is normally close to the antenna input/output. More often than not it is a simple sliding 2 position switch. You would need any tool that can reach and sturdy enough to slide the switch. Internally program output channel selector is very possible, I would guess that its selectable via the menu set-up tabs. A question pls, How did you "I tried to manually change the channel to 4, but the VCR reverted back to channel 3..." Hope this be of some help to you. Pls post again how things turn up or further information. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 02, 2007

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SOURCE: quasar omnivision 4 head clcok

You do not need the remote - you can access the menu manually.

  1. Take out (eject) the tape;
  2. press the 2 Channel buttons ("up" and "down") simultaneously;
  3. follow the menu as easily as you did when you did have the remote and you can change all the clock settings;
  4. press the FF button for >, the REW button for <, the PLAY button for UP and the STOP button for DOWN.
  5. when finished, exit the menu with the simultaneous pressing of the Channel UP & DOWN buttons.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: No video on VHS tapes playback. on a Zenith VR4257HF

Sounds like the video heads are worn and time to replace them. You can try Asti Magnetics. The part number you are looking for is "378". Sells for $55 plus shipping. A bit cheaper but quality parts. I've dealt with them in the past. You can decide if the VCR is worth it to repair.

Posted on May 04, 2009

Grubhead
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SOURCE: Video heads of Sanyo VWM-800 4 head vcr need cleaning.

Take the top off and spray the main head with Servisol Video 40. (image below) Also the tracking and audio heads.
Wait for it to dry before putting a tape in. In the future use only this it is much better and cheaper than cleaning tapes.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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SOURCE: need to know how to change recieving channel on

There should be a switch on the back of the unit.

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

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