Question about Televison & Video
My Sylvania DVR90VF DVD VHS Combo all of a sudden has no video when playing VHS tapes. The audio works. Worked fine last time it was used. DVD's play fine.
We cannot get the vcr portion to work only the dvd player works what are we doing wrong?
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Best Solution posted on Oct 24, 2007
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On some of the DVD/VCR combo units, the VCR output is only available through the RF jack (chaVHS has audio but no video - 1.gif3), standard video (yellow) RCA jack and S-VIDEO jack. If you are using the Component jacks, the DVD side will work but the VCR will not. This is because the quality of video recorded on VHS tapes is so much lower than component quality video.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2008
This is actually an easy fix what you do is you take off lid the VCR cleaning everything with a Q-tip and a little alcohol all the gears accept the head with the head you use a cloth 4 eyeglass wear that's for anti reflective lenses and a little alcohol this will not scratch your head on the VCR
Then next you take.and use white grease and grease everything that has a track area being careful not to touch heads . You even do that tracks on the side of the VCR the ones that go in to the machine
Then towards the front of machine you will see two round gears lift those up slightly and check to see if white tape is in tracks if not push it slightly with a cuetip.
Then put machine back together as tape won't work with top of machine off
Plug in and hook.up IT should work now.
Do this before you replace a ton if part
Posted on Oct 06, 2016
Clean the video head/ try to play w/ video head cleaner
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
What do you mean by/I get VHS video only when dubbing from VHS to DVD.????
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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If it won't PLAY VHS tapes it must have a serious mechanical problem (if it even loads) or its heads are glommed up, so it obviously won't record them either. When's the last time you ran a cleaning tape through it?
Solve the load or playback problem and it will probably record.
Time and poor storage conditions are the mortal enemies of tapes. Store the in a 'played
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