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VHS Picture on new recorded tape shows horizontal bars.

When recording a VHS tape and then playing the tape back, horizontal lines appear across the picture. Sound is not affected. Adjusting the tracking makes the lines roll faster or slower, but does not solve the problem. This is a fairly new machine -- used about 6 hours per week.

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    Tape is working onto the head and is running thru (not stuck) so that is looks like is should play. Using the DVD/VHS Line out for composite outputs to TV -- disk works fine with picture and sound - just VHS has no picture or sound. When VHS is first put in and not playing, blue screen showing tape position and time remaining - but when play is pressed, screen goes blank and no sound -- the TV says it cannot find signal.

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Clean the head of your vcr that will help also connections of the wires good luck.

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