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My quasar vcr does not show my tapes clearly

I purchased a new vcr head cleaner and it shows clear but when I play the movie It has stactic as though the tracking is off.

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I should go inside and clean it by hand, using Cotton buds and Servisol VIDEO 40.
Clean any surface the tape touches. Make certain it's dry before trying a tape again.

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Please don't apply too much spirit and make sure you dry it with a dry wool. Also make sure the player is turned off and removed from electricity before you proceed for the cleaning.

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