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Video will not rewind to beginning of tape.

Video works perfectly in record and playback modes, but will not rewind a tape to the beginning. It stops with about 10mins. tape time to rewind, which it does slowly, but keeps stopping, if you continue to press the rewind button each time it stops. Sometimes when rewinding a tape from the end it will not enter fast rewind mode. Switching off then switching the machine on again gets fast rewind working but it still stops before reaching the beginning of the tape. Coincidently I have a Bush machine with the same symptoms.

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Re: Video will not rewind to beginning of tape.

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My video recorder was working perfectly now all tapes stop when I hit play, some do rewind and fast forward, any fixes please? Tried user manual cleaned heads best I can still no joy.

Goosed? A quaint way of saying it's trash? Well, it can be fixed, but unless it's vital to your video, it may not be worth fixing. You probably have a lack of torque, which would not unusual for an old video recorder.If you need more assistance, or would like to inquire about a repair, please visit my website, you may contact me there. Thank you.

Nov 30, 2014 | Sharp VCRs


How to Safely Clean a Tape Video Head

If you are not getting video from a VCR, 8MM camcorder, or Digital Video recorder camcorder but get audio, do the following: <br /> 1. Use a brand new tape - right out of the package and insert it into the drive. <br /> 2. Perform a record on the tape - set it to do a RECORD (not playback). <br /> 3. Allow it to complete through the entire tape without stopping. <br /> 4. Upon completion - allow it to rewind. <br /> 5. Insert a known good prerecorded tape and play - observe the image. If it's good, then the head was just dirty and is now clean. <br /> You may perform the above as often as necessary without any damage to the device.

on Dec 13, 2010 | VCRs

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Using a Sylvania DVR90VF, how can I record from a VHS tape to a DVD?

OK here's what the user manual has to say on it!
PS If you need the user manual I will E-Mail on request.

Prepare for the recording on the DVDRW/ R disc or the videotape. Make sure:• Insert a recordable disc and a videotape with a record tab.
Note for recording to a disc:
• Make sure that the disc is recordable.
Hit [SETUP].
Easy Setting Menu or Advanced Setting Menu will appear. If Advanced Setting Menu is displayed,
proceed to step 3.
Using [
K / L], select “Advanced Setting Menu”.
Hit [ENTER].
Advanced Setting Menu will appear.
Using [
K / L], select “Recording”. Hit [ENTER].
Recording menu will appear.
Using [
K / L], select “Dubbing Mode”. Hit
Option window will appear.
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
Auto Chapter 10 minutes
Timer Programming
DVD-RW Recording Format Video mode
Auto Finalize
Dubbing Mode VCR DVD
For VCR to DVD duplication:
• After starting VCR to DVD duplication, the picture may be distorted because of the auto tracking function. This is not a malfunction.
Using [
K / L], select “VCR DVD”. Hit [ENTER].
Hit [SETUP] to exit.
Make sure to select a recording speed using [REC SPEED].
B].Then hit [PAUSE F] at the point you
wish to start recording.
• Since it takes about a few seconds before the actual dubbing begins, please allow extra 5 seconds
when selecting the starting point.
VCR to DVD duplication will start.
C] to stop the
When you turn off the unit after setting the Dubbing Mode to DVD VCR, the setting will be set to VCR DVD automatically.
• Dubbing Mode is available only if the videotape or disc is not copy protected.
• You cannot change the output mode during VCR to DVD or DVD to VCR duplication.

For VCR to DVD duplication:
• The playback sound mode is followed by the setting of VCR playback sound mode on page 77. Set the playback sound mode to which you wish to record to the DVD.

May 12, 2010 | VCRs

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Records fine but playsback with poor picture quality. Tape will playback on another recorder fine.

The video heads are dirty. Clean the heads and your picture should be fine. If a cleaning tape does not clear up the problem, try running a blank tape throught the unit from beginning to end in play mode.

Keep us posted.


Sep 08, 2009 | Toshiba VCRs

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I have a Sylvania 6240VE vcr. When I try to rewind a recorded tape, the vcr ejects the video. I was wanting to purchase a dvd/vcr combo, but the reviews for these items are awful. I tried a Magnavox combo....

When you put the player into rewind, is it at the beginning of the tape that it ejects? If so, it may be because you have the machine in timer mode. If you have a pre-recorded tape in a VCR, it will automatically eject the tape because you`ve not to record on a pre-recorded tape. I hope this help, Ian

Jul 23, 2009 | Sylvania 6240VE VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

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TV recorder wont record from TV. All cables work and are plugged in

WHAT "" system needs to be calibrated and then configured ""........""It works fine otherwise""
Disconnect the VCR from anything. place a vhs tape with information [picture of something you don't want any more or a vhs tape that you want erased] in the machine. The tape at the back left TAB must be covered to promit recording. turn machine on,shub the tape in, press record. if after a time and you REWIND, and the begining is blanked of picture information...........the recorder [VHS] is working. looking to see the cables and how they are connected.

Nov 10, 2008 | LG VCRs

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Different sound to picture

When connecting VCR to TV. Verify all connections. First if the connection is with coaxial cable make sure you signal from outside is screwed to the cable input on VCR. Then the VCR/TV output has the cable running to TV input. If hooking up with RCA cables , which is the yellow, red, and white cables. Hook one side up to VCR output. Yellow for Video, while red/white to audio output matching the colors. The same is done to the Television input. yellow for video, red/white for audio. Do a test recording. Use a blank tape, not one already recorded on. Record about 5 minutes Stop recording , rewind and playback. You should see the difference.

Oct 13, 2008 | VCRs

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Need to play a T-160 recorded in slp at normal speed to watch

This is automatic, as the record speed can only be manipulated, not playback unless youhave that setting which I have never seen,

May 11, 2008 | Zenith VCS442 VHS VCR

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Records media but playback has no audio.

Are you absolutely sure that it is receiving an audio signal?
What input are you using? Try recording using alternate inputs.
Audio part of a VCR is normally way more reliable than the video.
The exception is on high-end stereo types where they record the extra audio signals using the video head cylinder in which case it can easily be lost.

Jan 24, 2008 | GE VG4054 VCR

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