Question about Televison & Video
The picture is grainy when I play any vhs videos. It used to work fine before, but the same tapes don't play anymore.
Look for tape residues on the head drum (metal cilinder inside). Clean it with extreme care or use a cleaning tape. If any tape get stuck inside recently the ground shaft might be bended and it causes grainy pictures.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your unit has it seems to have developed a video problem. it could be in the video switching IC or the video processor. Its going to need a trained technician, who knows how to use an ocilliscope to find the video problem.. Good Luck
Posted on Aug 02, 2006
SOURCE: VHS has audio but no video
we cannot get the vcr portion to work only the dvd player works what are we doing wrong?
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Best Solution posted on Oct 24, 2007
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On some of the DVD/VCR combo units, the VCR output is only available through the RF jack (channel 3), standard video (yellow) RCA jack and S-VIDEO jack. If you are using the Component jacks, the DVD side will work but the VCR will not. This is because the quality of video recorded on VHS tapes is so much lower than component quality video.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2008
You can try cleaning the video tape heads. The vcr has 2 different heads. One for audio which is fixed and a drum head for video with 2 heads on it that rotate. The best way to clean them is to take a lint free cloth ad wrap it tightly around your finger. Put some alcohol on the cloth and place it on the drum. Then rotate the drum as you hold your finger against the drum. DO NOT move your finger up and down as you can brake the head off. The other option is to go buy a head cleaning stick. It's a piece of chamie on a plastic tongue depressor. I've cleaned hundreds of them with my finger though. You can clean the whole tape path with the rag. Good Luck.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
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