Question about GE VG4054 VCR

3 Answers

Records media but playback has no audio.

Playing a pre-recorded tape has perfect audio playback. However, when I record a game, or anything else for that matter, I have a clean and perfect picture but I have absolutely no audio! I sent it away to be cleaned, no help. I took it apart and looked for any damaged, burned, overheated or able to be noted problems. Seems to me that the audio pick-up would be fine since it does playback pre-recorded media. If I were to guess I would believe that there is some kind of failure in the electronic components of the recording section. Is there a specific part that I should be questioning? If I had a schematic I would probably have found the answer there. I feel confident that this is an inexpensive repair. Any ideas?

Posted by on

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Records media but playback has no audio.

Check to see that your TV system is not in "SAP" mode. This sometimes causes problems.

Also check your "Audio" setting. Sometimes "Normal" (not "Hi-Fi) will help you when you record/play tapes.

Good luck!!

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer
Re: Records media but playback has no audio.

I have panasonic VCR for more than 10 years and it has been always fine Lately, when I record a program no sound is recorded but the picture is fine. The VCR plays prerecorded programs ,both sound and picture normally

Posted on Sep 22, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 579 Answers
Re: Records media but playback has no audio.

Are you absolutely sure that it is receiving an audio signal?
What input are you using? Try recording using alternate inputs.
Audio part of a VCR is normally way more reliable than the video.
The exception is on high-end stereo types where they record the extra audio signals using the video head cylinder in which case it can easily be lost.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi. put in a mini-dv tape recorded on a sony z1 camera, the sony dsr-45p tape deck doesn't show any footage from the tape despite the camera had playback to show that footage was recorded. Using a windows...

the issue is probably related to the format the tape was recorded in. a z1u records in hi def (hdv) the dsr 45 is standard def ntsc. not compatable, play the tape in a z1 to recover

Oct 22, 2010 | Sony DSR-45 Mini DV VCR

1 Answer

Playback problem EP

Do you have a tracking control on the
vcr if you do it should be centered during
record It can be adjusted during playback
to clear up the picture adjust it for the best

If you dont have a tracking control on the
vcr then it may require a mechanical adjustment
of the backtension or guidepost which requires
special tools to perform

Nov 18, 2007 | JVC HR-A592U S-VHS VCR

1 Answer

I am trying to record a program in EP mode but when it records it returns back to SP mode. How can I set the tape for EP without it returning to SP?

Most VCR's have a default recording setting for recording speed or other settings. It's just a question of finding the right menu. Have a good look around the menus. However the VCR might default to SP after recording in EP, however the playback should switch to EP when playing.

Jun 09, 2010 | VCRs

1 Answer

I have a Sylvania 6240VE vcr. When I try to rewind a recorded tape, the vcr ejects the video. I was wanting to purchase a dvd/vcr combo, but the reviews for these items are awful. I tried a Magnavox combo....

When you put the player into rewind, is it at the beginning of the tape that it ejects? If so, it may be because you have the machine in timer mode. If you have a pre-recorded tape in a VCR, it will automatically eject the tape because you`ve not to record on a pre-recorded tape. I hope this help, Ian

Jul 23, 2009 | Sylvania 6240VE VHS/S-VHS playback VCR

1 Answer

GoVideo Dual Deck VCR Model#GV6015with one touch copy

It seems to be fixed. I ran a new tape through the machne as suggested. To be sure, I also used a VHS head cleaning cassette.Works fine, now. Thanks

Feb 22, 2008 | VCRs

1 Answer

Playback is speeded up on taped recorded at SLP Symphonic VCR SE 226D

buy a new damn vcr o ya We r in the 21st century we now use dvd's go get ya self a dvd player abd you wont have that problem.

Dec 10, 2007 | VCRs

1 Answer

Poor EP playback

hi sir
the speed in EP is differ from sp ,EP it is much slow then all quality would be less cause you are using less magnetic particles on the tape so here are many reasons for bad recording
first may be you have to clean video heads
or ,you have to clean the path of the tape in the recorder there are some metal guides that turnes with the tape to get it rounds the heads they may be dirty
or clean the capstain pinch roller and its metal roller that makes it run ( the capstain roller )
or you should have new heasd drum sir

Nov 18, 2007 | JVC HR-A592U S-VHS VCR

2 Answers

SONY VO-9800P U-Matis SP compatibility

No, this U-Matic VO-9800p ist a PAL Model, it only Records in SP and High Band Mode. If a SP Tape is inserted, it Records SPMode, otherwise High Band. Low Band Mode is only for Playback !
(Low Band Playback is of very poor Quality, do not use this for Digital DVD Captureing )

Oct 19, 2007 | Sony VO-9800 VCR

1 Answer

Playback sound

Unit might be picking up 60 cycle hum or other electromagnetic field. Is VCR sitting on/under another piece of electronic equipment? If so, it could pick up such from the power supply circuitry of that other device. Try moving the VCR away from other equipment and see if the unwanted sound disappears.

Mar 09, 2007 | Philips VR550 VHS VCR

2 Answers

Panasonic VCR pv-7451: No sound in "normal" mode

Are these prerecorded tapes or ones that you recently recorded? Or are they all normal audio tapes?? Try a pre recored and turn off the HI fi audio and thats an easy thing to do as put it in normal and mono.. Get back to us so we can assit. Not enough info as could be 100 things.

Jun 28, 2006 | Panasonic PV-7451 VHS VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?
VCRs Logo

112 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top GE VCRs Experts


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers


Level 3 Expert

2119 Answers


Level 2 Expert

85 Answers

Are you a GE VCR Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides