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Tracking problems please help

When I record, the picture looks fine. When I playback, the picture has lines as if there is a tracking problem. I tried adjusting the tracking, but it does nothing. What can I do?

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the clicking is from the capstain turning the tape -- and perhaps the metal cage holding the tape.. if it is bent then the movement of the capstain may be pushing it in an eccentric fashion.

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