Question about RCA VR605HF VHS VCR

2 Answers

VCR not working for some cassettes

I am not able to play my VCR with some cassettes. It works with some though. It was working fine till a week back. I doubt my kid (unintentionally) changed either the play mode (to SP) or System (to NTSC). How to change these to automatic. Thanks in advance Chandra

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 45 Answers
Re: VCR not working for some cassettes

The vcr will adjust speed automatically on playing a cassete, a dirty head or worn head may not play properly on cassetes recorded on SP mode but play properly on cassetes recorded on LP or EP. NTSC or PAL cassete may play properly on conditioned player with only the absence of color if not matched. how long have u use ur vcr, the head may be worned now. try cleaning it.

Posted on May 16, 2007

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 275 Answers
Re: VCR not working for some cassettes

What do you mean by "not able to play my VCR with some cassettes. " Is it that some tapes do not display images? No Video? From your name it seems that you are from India, Assuming that to be so, I also presume that you must be possesing a Multi-System VCR, to play back PAL Tapes from India, and NTSC tapes from the US. And if that is the case, I guess it is a simple problem of resetting the System standards. Please go to the Main menu of your VCR using the Remote, and select AUTO in System (You will be given choices of AUTO, PAL, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43 and NTSC PB PAL. Likewise, it is entirely possible that your Television SYSTEm Standard has been accidentally changed. If it is Multi System TV, Then, again, using the Remote of the TV, select Menu, and then select AUTO in System. In all likelihood your problem should get solved.

Posted on May 14, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My vcr plays commercially-recorded tapes fine, but tapes recorded on it or another VCR play with the sound distorted. The picture seems fine.

Sounds like its mechanism need some alignment. Guide pole alignment. Contact any service technician. This is technically skilled work.

Jul 18, 2015 | Panasonic VCRs

1 Answer

Everything works fine, replaced RF tuner, fixed carriage elevator, but whenever the VCR is powered on, it tries to eject whether a cassette is in the device or not. Any thoughts?

Try cleaning the mode switch with Servisol Video 40. When you fixed the carriage also, you did get put it back right, in the correct position, otherwise the VCR will think it's in the wrong mode, even if the mode switch is fine!

Sep 25, 2010 | Goldstar GVR-E445 VHS VCR

1 Answer

Vcr doesn't record sound. Though it plays back

Needs cleaning. You can either use headcleaner cassette ( not always effective ( If you can find the type with micro-filament brushes they're more expensive but far more effective and last forever ) ) ; or alternatively do it manually ( sometimes neccesary ) ; unplug unit, remove the cover and clean all the surfaces that the tape comes into contact with ( using Q-tips and head cleaning fluid ( most effective ( when done thoroughly ( have to keep at it until absolutely no trace of black carbon comes off on Q-tip ) ) ) .

Oct 15, 2009 | Sony SLV-N750 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

1 Answer

VCR ejecting my cassettes

Try removing the top cover & have a look to see what happens when you put the tape in & press play/rewind etc. Is the take up spool (right hand spool) turning properly or is there slack tape not being taken into the cassette? Are the heads spinning ? I think your problem is more likely to do with the tape not travelling smoothly around the tape path. Possibly the clutch gears need cleaned or the soft brakes may not be dis-engaging properly.

Jul 19, 2009 | VCRs

1 Answer

Need to retune Sanyo VCR VHR-610.

On the Sanyo VHR-610 you start the TV auto tune by holding down both the CHANNEL ( +, - ) buttons on the VCR simultaneously for more than 2 seconds.
The TV stations in your area will be automatically preset in order starting from programme position number "01"

When all available stations have been preset, the function will stop and the TV station preset to programme position number "01" will be tuned on your TV screen.

In other words after holding down the two buttons, leave it alone for awhile (takes some time) till it ends back at 01.


Apr 07, 2009 | Sanyo VCRs

1 Answer


Hi dennis176,

Unfortunately, I am not aware of this kind of setup. This kind of solution would not be very efficient. For this to work there would need to be an insert to the VCR (similar to that which is used in a cassette player to convert CD audio) attached to a DVD player. Because you would require a device to play the DVD and send the video/audio to the insert (if it existed) it would actually be more efficient to simply connect the DVD player to the television. The reason inserts exist for cassette players is primarily that it prevents replacement of an entire car stereo system. This is not the case with a VCR. You may consider purchasing a DVD/VCR combo if you wish to maintain the ability to play VHS tapes. If you own a TV/VCR combo, your least expensive option would likely be to purchase a separate DVD player.

Thank you,
Go Ahead. Use Us.

Jul 10, 2008 | Emerson EWV603 VHS VCR

1 Answer

Sony VCR rewind and counter problem

The belts are slipping. Every 5 years is about right for replacing them all.

Jan 24, 2008 | VCRs

1 Answer

Panasonic VCR stop

unplug for 10 minutes then replug the cord and see it working regards

Apr 23, 2007 | Panasonic PV-V4523S VHS VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
VCRs Logo

Related Topics:

149 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top RCA VCRs Experts


Level 3 Expert

56798 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

David Steeves
David Steeves

Level 1 Expert

54 Answers

Are you a RCA VCR Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides