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Tape bad! Try different tape!

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SOURCE: VHS Tape on Sanyo Doesn't play on other VCR's

the heads on the sanyo vcr may slightly be out of alignment from years of use.when playing a recorded tape from this vcr to another, the other vcr's alignment maybe right on track thus causing the poor quality.you can possibly try cleaning the heads with a head cleaner or a high grade blank tape,but i don't think this will solve the problem. but you can try.
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wg
p.s also try higher quality tapes to record on.

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SOURCE: how do I get my VCR to tape programs

Two things to check here. Lets verify the basic functioning of the unit. Have you tried playing back a pre-recorded tape? If so, please post the results here. I suspect that a pre-recorded tape will fail as well. If so, I'll post instructions on how to resolve the problem.

Please keep me posted.

Thanks,
Dan

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SOURCE: We are trying to record a VCR tape to another tape

USE ANOTHER VCR,,2 OF THEM

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SOURCE: My VCR player plays a fuzzy picture.

its a tracking problem or just needs a good clean

Posted on Jan 23, 2010

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SOURCE: iv got some old vhs

All you can do is adjust the tracking and make certain the video head is clean. I would have a look inside each VHS tape at the tape itself, it might have got mould or damp inside it.
But if the video machine plays back it's own tapes and commercial tapes OK, it could be the tapes have gone bad.

Posted on Dec 07, 2010

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