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Help my video player will record but the picture jumps.. it plays pre copied vhs but not any thing recorded.. the video has never been used can you tell me what the problem could be thanks anita

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Try cleaning the entire Tape path, as I suspect a dirty Control Head. Since it is not wise that you open the machine and do it yourself, buy a good quality 'Wet Type' Head Cleaning cassette, and use as per instructions.

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