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Picture bounces up and down

Sylvania 626OVE Model: I cleaned the internal parts manually and seemed to work ok. Then it started bouncing when a different taped program started. I was playing a copy of The Treasure of the Sierra Madre just fine, then when another copied movie came on, the picture started bouncing up and down.
What could be the problem + why don't the more current VHS player/recorders have the good old Tracking Control anymore? They used to work great on the older models.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
Scott

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  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    I too have the same problem - Had it professionally cleaned - it worked fine in the store - at home the same thing - I bought new tapes - they jumped - an old tape did not. Anyway to track?

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All new VCR's are auto tracking however, you should be able to manually track it using your remote, or there are a few reasons that the auto track can fail, the tape may have worn or ragged edges which means that the control head cannot get a clean reading, the control head may itself need cleaning or the tape path requires adjustments, adjusting the guides really needs to be done by a technician as a reference tape is used, or that the heads are low and a good video signal cannot be obtained to gain a reference point....Phil

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