Question about Televison & Video
When you say you have no picture, is the screen black or is it snowy? If you have a 4 head VCR, it sounds like one or two of the video heads are damaged, but I can't confirm that until I put it on my VCR analyzer. Since you say that you have a picture when you put your VCR in Forward or Re-wind, what is happening is that the AB head switcher has switched to a different set of heads, and those are not damaged, nor blocked with dirt. It could just simply be dirty heads, and if you can purchase a VCR head cleaner, it should clear it up. But sometimes, you have to clean them by hand and you have to use a special cleaning swab specially designed for VCR heads. If that doesn't clear it up, heads are damaged, provided there are no other problems.
Posted on Feb 08, 2018
Sounds like you have dirty tape heads or a defective tape head.
Most modern appliances are disposable being uneconomical to repair. You can use a head cleaning tape if you can find one.
Since this is ancient technology that could be a challenge.
Even with a cleaning my guess VCR is junk.
I suggest upgrade to DVD.
Posted on Oct 13, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I make no claim to being any kind of an expert techie but it sounds to me like there are one or more loose or badly worn parts inside your machine. If you haven't had a look at the innards, try that. Loose things can usually be re-secured and, sometimes, worn parts can be replaced.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
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