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Playback not working

After recording, when I go to playback the tape the screen stays blue and just shows the tape diagram. Tape plays no problem but no picture or sound. This also happens with tapes that I know has data on them.

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Re: playback not working

Hai, Clean Video Head with Head cleaning Cassatte & check the picture. udupi M/s.Prathiksha Electronics

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