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Hitachi VCR F361

I have an old VCR its a Hitachi F361 Digital Audio Tracking with Hi-Fi stereo. Its hooked up to a electrohome tv thats 20 years or more old. I use the VCR (and its remote) to watch tv. The volume on the tv has a highpitched buzz that changes depending on the volume level. But lately when I turn the vcr on towatch tv over top of the high pitched buzz is a scratchy "buzz thats very loud and changes randomly (and is not affected by the tv's volume setting). I only hear this newer scratchy buzz when the vcr is on. I tried checking the cord connections, wiggling the connections, and propping up the vcr at a different angle hoping that would solve the problem. There also seems to be a correlation bettween the tracking lines on the vcr screen and the scratchy noise, when the lines increase so does the noise. Any suggestions on how to fix this are greatly appreciated. -twilight89

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Re: Hitachi VCR F361

You need to change the Audio / Control Head, as well as the Pinch Roller of the machine. A worn out Audio cum Control Head will reflect in poor tracking and so will cause the above problems.

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