Question about Sharp VC-A410U VCR
That means you need a cleaning. Unscrew and take off the VCR
cover. See the 2 (maybe 4) little windows on the outside of the
cylinder head? (round metal thing on a tilt that spins) Those are the
video heads and are very easily clogged with contamination causing loss
of video. Take a piece of leather the size of a postage stamp,
wet it with a little alcohol and just hold it on the side of the
cylinder head while you spin the cylinder gently with the other hand to
GENTLY wash these heads. Don't move the leather at all -
especially up and down as the heads will easily break off. Let
them dry for a minute and try to watch a tape. May need to do
this several times to get a good picture. Can squirt alcohol
directly on the heads and really soak them if needed. Last resort
is to use something really strong like acetone, but beware this will
also melt any plastic parts it touches.
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Posted on Jan 06, 2008
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May 21, 2015 | Westinghouse Televison & Video
This is usually caused by an oxidized, misaligned or defective Audio/Video drum. You can try running a cleaning tape through the camera. If this does not solve the problem the camera will need to be serviced by a qualified service technician.
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