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VHS play back

During VHS playback the image is a double image in black and white.  I have tried this playback on 2 tv sets with the same results.

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Re: VHS play back

There is solution of paticular troule, ask service dept, Hidden function of procedure can be fix , get sequence steps from them.

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I am having the same split screen black and white problem. I don't think anything simple will fix this. I have looked into the unit and almost all the video processing happens on one little PC board under the DVD. I think that the capacitors on the bottom of this board are at fault, as there have been MANY noted failures of Panasonic Professional DVC decks due to these type capacitors failing.

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