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I bought a used JVC HR-S3901/3911U S-VHS VCR in July on eBay. It worked fine for about 20 hours of total use in the last 4 months. Suddenly, I put in a pre-recorded EP tape, and it plays fast (both video and sound are speeded up, but not like in Fast Forward). As a work around, I found that I could use FF for a few seconds and then hit Play, and the tape and audio would be normal. This lasted for about 15-20 seconds and then I started getting horizonal lines on my screen. More and more lines until suddenly, there is no picture or sound, but just the TV's default blue screen. Then a few seconds later, the picture and sound return, but 15-20 seconds later, the whole process begins again. Is this just a matter of cleaning the heads? It just started doing this without warning. I do remember, that the time indicator light was blinking for a few days. I couldn't reset the clock (from CDT), until I disconnected the power cord. I counted to 10 and replugged it in, and I was then able to manually reset the clock. I didn't try using the recorder until a few days later, and thats when all the problems started.

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1. KINDLY CLEAN TH HEAD AND PINCHROLER ASSEMBLE
2.CHECK THE POSITOIN FO AUDIO HEAD PLACED
3. DO FASTFORWRD.REWIND THE COMPLETE VIDEIO TAPE 2 TIMES BEFORE PLAYING THE VEDIO USING SEPREATE VEDIO TAPE REWINDER OR WITH VCR.
4.TRY WITH ANOTHER ONE GOOD VEDIO TAPE
5. CHECK AND ADJUST THE TRACKING SWITCH MANUVALLY.
HOPE YOU ENJOY WITH THE JVC HR-S3901/3911U S-VHS VCR .

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The tape has been recorded at a certian speed and your playback needs to match it.

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