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Refering to my last post

I have turned off the signal switch but the screen is now blue no sound when i turn off the video the tv channels work fine

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Re: refering to my last post

Screen will be blue. It Is known as video mute What happens when you play a cassette now? If you are still getting sound, and no picture, then the video heads are dirty. Get a good Wet Type Cleaning cassete and clean the Video heads. Do 2-3 runs of the tape, and check if picture is now visible.

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