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Need help with VCR/DVD combo?

VCR keeps going in and out like it has a tracking problem i keep getting alot of static picture but sound is ok.

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Re: need help with VCR/DVD combo?

OK, first off, these are not the same problem.

One of you is talking about the VCR and the other about the DVD.

The VCR likely needs to be cleaned. You can use a store bought cleaning tape, but these are not all that good for the video head.
What I would do is open the unit, and clean the head with a chamois.
Put a little head cleaner solution on the chamois, place it against the head gently and turn the drum by hand. Don't press too hard or you'll ruin the heads (there are two to four heads in the drum that turn as you turn the drum).
While your at it, use a q-tip to clean the guide posts, capstan and pinch roller and the audio head. Reassemble and try the unit. If it still doesn't work, go buy a new one.

As for the DVD problem, try cleaning the laser head with a q-tip and a squirt of windex (on the q-tip). Work the head up and down gently.

If the problem persists, go buy a new one. The mechanism has gone bad.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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