Re: model abv441 Picture flutters when playing vcr tape
Remove the casing of the unit. You will see a head where the tape runs across. Keeping it powered up, with tape in....There are three screws around the base of the head. With a small phillips adjust the head by turning the screws one by one. If you adjust out too far, the screws will come out completely. Take your time when adjusting. You will notice the picture change with the turning of the screws. The sound will change also. It takes very little adjusting to get it right. Play around with it and it will work in no time...Good Luck
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your videoplayer(vhs) heads are dirty, use a vhs cleaning tape, buy from your local music store, or ask them where to get one, or your the videotapes you are using are worn, try other newer less used tapes if they work fine then the tapes your trying to play are worn, otherwise dirty play heads are the problem.
It sounds like the tapes may be physically damaged, wrinkled or creased. This may have been done when they were played in whatever machine you used 5 years ago. Tapes can also be damaged in storage by heat or humidity. Tapes should also be stored on end in their boxes, not flat. If these tapes were stored flat, the bottom edge might have gotten wrinkled. This can damage the control track and cause playback issues.
try cleaning the cylender head of your vcr you can do that by opening the unit or buying vhs vcr casset cleaner....
ps : check if you have to switch between tv and vcr via remote , and when you insert the vhs tape you are able to rew and frw and press play normally...if these are ok usually its a little dirt onthe cylender head....hope this helps...