Question about Sony SLV-775HF VCR

1 Answer

Sony SLV-775HF I have a problem with my VCR. The audio will be fine, but the VCR itself starts making a high pitched squealing noise and the picture loses color and goes wavy. I can't figure out which part might be broken. Do I need to replace the video heads? Thanks for your help. P.S. I tried with different VCR tapes, and I have the same problem with all of them.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 6,966 Answers
Re: Sony SLV-775HF

Hi, Sounds like a mechanical problem in the tape path which can be anything from the pinch roller, take up spool, foreign object (such as splicing tape lodged somewhere), brake or others. An indicator would be stretch tape. One way to check if the tape is being stretch is to rewind partially one of the tapes you have tried, eject it and open the flap/cover of the cartridge. There is a stub on one of the side of the tape that you have to push to open it and see the actual tape. Stretching if any would be clearly visible. Am afraid that you would need the services of a qualified technician for the actual repair not unless you are familiar with video tape mechanism. On the video head, offhand, I doubt if it needs replacement.Of course an on site technician would be in a far better position to diagnose it for you. Hope this be of some help and pls post again how things turn up. Good luck and kind regards.

Posted on Aug 01, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer


Sony VCRs have shown these error codes for years whenever a problem occurs but it really does not help much to know what the code means. Even if you knew the code meaning you still would not know exactly what to fix in the VCR. Suffice it to say the VCR probably needs repair.
Go to
and enter your zipcode to locate a SONY repair facility.

Apr 28, 2010 | Sony SLV-775HF VCR

1 Answer

Sony SLV-775HF issue (power off, freeze, digital cable related?)

These guys have the owners manual and the service manual for your exact model; Sorry I haven't been able to locate these for free anywhere, Sony do not have them available online. Here is the link to the Wow cable instructions - i couldn't find much in there but you may see something that helps out, check pages 65-67 to be sure you have everything hooked up right; Here is the link to the user manual for the explorer 3200; and here for the FAQs; Hope this helps, if you get some more ideas but still no solution, please post back and i can try again :)"

Jan 28, 2007 | Sony SLV-775HF VCR

1 Answer

I have a Sony SLV-SE240 VHS. I am currently able to record TV programmes in mono but not in stereo. How do I arrange it so that I can record programmes in stereo?

Look around the menus on the VCR and see if you can find "sound/audio" or something like it. Make certain it says NIACAM, that should solve the problem.

Dec 26, 2009 | Sony SLV-SE240 VHS VCR

1 Answer

RCA VCR makes high pitched whining noise when it's on...

The power supply is starting to fail. There are a number of capacitors in the power supply that need to be replaced. A local repair shop should be able to fix this easily. Figure on $10 max for parts.


May 05, 2009 | RCA VR508 VCR

1 Answer

VCR with intermittant audio and video problems

you have to connect VCR output cable to your TV input, thats all, it will be in series, if u want to record any program then on your TV and on record switch of your VCR.

Dec 30, 2008 | Sony SLV-N55 VHS VCR

1 Answer

Sony SLV-640HF Problem

I would be inclined to say that there are only two likely problems that you may be encountering. Either you are getting a bad signal feed, or the connectors on the cable are getting old and need replaced. The connection to the cable can break down over time, especially if they have been connected and reconnected several times. I cannot rule out problems caused by the transition to DTV, but that doesnt seem likely if there are only a few channels affected. As far as "selective failure" of the VCR's built-in tuner, I would say that that is also a very unlikely source for the problem If the tuning components inside the tuner had gone out, I would expect to see a problem on all channels watched through the system. If you are having this problem on all channels of the sony, then the tuner could surely be the problem, but if you haven't used it much that would indicate a problem at manufacturing, however since at least one of the machines is working fine on some channels and not on all of them, I would suspect the connections or the signal from your cable company. Contact them first ands see if they are having signal issues, if not try replacing your connectors.

Dec 26, 2008 | Sony SLV-N55 VHS VCR

1 Answer

Sony SLV-940HF VCR Problem: clicking noise when tape fully rewinds

It is normal. Sony is trying to get your tapes last longer.

Mar 27, 2008 | Sony SLV-940HF VCR

1 Answer

Sony SLV-N750 sound problem

befor i give u answer of this Q.i m gona ask u some think to make sure u regulur tape is orignal recoding from company is not that means u recrder vcr out of alighnment on audio head chack that ....and hi fi system very sensetive about it,s audio head alighment ....or might u notice movie runs slow some time or fast ......if that kind problem u can't do much about it only u can do use the orignal record tape or alighment a audio head ...good luk...oh yaa clean head first ..

Dec 21, 2007 | Sony SLV-N750 VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

1 Answer

Video tape ejects itself

not to overlook the obvious but check to make sure the record safe tab is still on the tape. (little black tab on lower left corner on back of tape)if tab is gone the machine will not go into record mode.

Mar 11, 2007 | Sony SLV-ED85 VCR

3 Answers

High Pitched Sound

I am to believe that your static sensor on the playing head is touching the the head and it sould not. just bend it up "slightly" and the noise should disappear

Dec 14, 2006 | JVC HR-S5902U / HR-S5912U VHS/S-VHS...

Not finding what you are looking for?
VCRs Logo

Related Topics:

239 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony VCRs Experts

Andy Fraser
Andy Fraser

Level 2 Expert

129 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

4722 Answers

Pieter Vleeshouwers

Level 3 Expert

1333 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides