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Sound but no picture

The VCR was working fine until we tried to play a used tape. I have used a tape cleaner many times over. I finally opened it up and cleaned the heads manually and used pressured air. It still doesn't work. I can hear the sound clearly, but the picture is just snow.

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First you will need to take a tooth pic and lightly clean the creases in the head , then use a cotton tip with cleaning fluid on it and wipe the head down , then if it gets to where you can see it again you may also have to adjust the tape pull pins for the tracking
if those don't work then the head is bad or there is a bad component

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Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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