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VCR recording in black and white

Recently my vcr started recording in black and white.
Earlier tapes still play in color

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The recording head, which is to the right of the reading wheel needs cleaning. it's pointless doing it your self you may destroy your machine, pay a proffesional a couple off dollars to remove the 4 screws and clean the head properly.

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siri,

for the black and white screen output of your DVD and VCR.

1) for DVD player: using remote control locate "setup" button and click.a dialogue box should appear indicating " audio setup" video setup" etc.....
2) select and scroll to "video setup". in video setup there should be an option to choose "AUTO" "PAL" or "NTSC"
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