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No picture I have had this machine for ages and it worked fine. Then its suddenly gone wrong - I can hear the sounds perfectly well but theres no picture only fuzz. Any idea wat might be wrong? thank you

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Re: No picture

Have tried cleaning the Video Heads? Over long periods of usage, the viseoheads get clogged, and you get a 'dirty' or fuzzy picture. Go to the Video store (radio shack should be ok)and buy a Wet type Head Cleaning cassete. Follow the instructions, and I am fairly certain that your problem should be solved. It is also possiblethat over a longperiod of usage, the Video Heads have got worn out. if you have been observing a gradual detoriation in picture quality, it could mean that the Video Heads have finally got worn out. in such a case they have to be replaced. First try the Cleaning option.

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