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Vcr tape will play with sound but cant see the picture its snowy

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You need to clean the video head. Though you can buy a tape head cleaner tape, it's much better to take the top cover off and spray the head with Servisol Video 40. Make certain it's dry before putting a tape in.

Posted on Jul 16, 2013

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The video head probably needs cleaning. Remove the top cover, and using a lint free cloth (like maybe a dishtowel) moistened by a bit of rubbing alcohol, or a specific for head cleaning product, clean the rotating head carefully. This head is about 1.75 inch diameter and sits toward the back of the VCR mechanism. It is motor driven and will rotate at a carefully regulated speed when a tape is inserted.

Note: Most late VCRs state they have an automatic head clean feature, but it doesn't always get everything, especially if you have a tape that is loosing oxide badly.

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SOURCE: Picture gets bad after playing a while

Just the usual problem of needing the rubber belts replaced.
They last about 6 years normally so you are overdue.
Buy a kit of belts for your model from all kinds of sites on the net and install them yourself if you are handy with delicate mechanisms.
Hope ya fix it!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: Very snowy picture when recording or watching video tape

If there is snow from the VCR only when the tape is being played, it is possible that there is a head clog or dirt on the heads.

If the head is clean and there is still snow from it, this means that most likely it is faulty.

A service tech who is experienced at servicing VCR's can connect a scope to the pre-amp test points, and run his calibration tape. With this he should be able to look at the signal carrier envelops on the scope and see if there are any faults.

At the same time, he will also see if there is a fault with the head pre-amp area. I've rarely seen any faults in the pre-amp area.

An experienced tech who works on VCR's can change the head for you. This is time consuming because he will have to go through all the guide and tracking alignments with the scope and test tapes.

A problem with most VCR models, unless it is a high end industrial model, most manufactures are no longer supplying replacement parts. They are telling the people to buy a new machine.

In reality, it may not be cost effective to service your VCR. You may end up buying a new one.

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SOURCE: no sound when playing a tape in the rca vcr player

If it's connected with a scart cable, then there may be a bent pin or broken wire.

Posted on Jul 06, 2009

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