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Pictures not showing(VCR)

I have a Panasonic VCR.Recently a VHS cassete got stuck inside and i opened the cover and carefully removed it.I had to disconnect some of the ribbon cables as the tape had gone around many places.but i took extreme care not to affect the video head and other instruments.

after fixing everything back i turned it on and inserted a another VHS cassette. everything works fine except that now there is no picture showing. the menu screen works and sound also is there,but no picture. i'm certain that the head did not get damaged. i even used a cleaning cassette but no difference. can any one help me.

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Place a dollar bill between your thumb and the heads,press gently and turn the head back and forth with the other hand...cleaned a many vcr heads this way..

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Get the heads professionally cleaned. should do the trick

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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There are 3 options that I can think of, 1 is that one of the heads on the upper drum is damaged, can see this if you look closely at each head, there should be no corners missing, it should look square, 2 is that the heads are dirty, cleaning tapes are really not that effective, if you wish to try this at your risk wet the back of a clean white business card (that has no images or writing) with ethanol or clean alchohol, place the card with the centre of the card between the lower and upper drum and carefully and slowly turn the drum clockwise by hand so that each head rubs the centre of the clean side of the card, repeat this until no more marks show.(do this only if you understand my explanation and at your own risk) 3 that one of the cables you have disconnected has not been properly seated or that the cable is damaged, check the ribbon cable connected to the head amp (silver box either lhs or rhs behind the upper drum). hope that helps.......Phil

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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