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Vhs playback problem

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When playing a vhs tape, I get good audio, but either a blue screen or whatever is the TV at the time. DVD playback works fine. Any thoughts? Of course the warranty was up in August!


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Either extremely dirty heads or there is a tv/vcr button that needs to be toggled. Most have auto tracking, old ones have a knob or 2 buttons under a panel somewhere for tracking.

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