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No picture I put in a tape and it started to play but needed the tracking fixed. I did that manually but instead of a clearer picture now the entire screen had horizontal streaks. I used a head cleaner and tried again. Same thing. I tried another tape. Nothing but streaks. Unplugged it and tried again. Streaks. I have a DVD player also connected along with the VCR and cable box. The VCR was working fine a few hours before this happened. Alos I lost the remote a while back.

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Re: No picture

This type of problem may be caused by a dirty video head, people some time try to adjust tracking to take care of this problem this is a mistake. Now to clear up this issue first you put the tracking control mid way in its setting, then you clean the heads of the VCR you can use a head cleaning tape (follow the instructions on the cleaning tape box)for this or if you have experience you use a chamois swab type cleaner (follow the instructions on the package of swabs and liquid cleaner). one the heads are cleaned you acn then try to adjust track to obtain the best picture. If you can not you may have video head problems or a problem in the drum motor (servo) mechanism. In which case I advise taking the unit to a TV repair shop.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007

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