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Tracking won't zero in

On the VCR side of my player, the tracking suddenly stopped working.  I unplugged & replugged to reset machine, but still have the same problem.  Picture from video tapes jump & shake.  Adjustable somewhat through the tracking control, but if I push it all the way to one end or the other (tracking), the TV loses signal.

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  • mattnamy Feb 03, 2008

    Thanks!  I'm glad that's all it was.  Too many tapes from the library I guess.  

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Try cleaning the heads with a head cleaner or even a high grade blank tape letting it play for 20 mins.
hope it helps
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