Sound from the VCR is fine, the picture is clear, but it blinks on and off. Sometimes adjusting the tracking has some effect in keeping the picture on, but not always. Sometimes, if it runs for 10 to 15 minutes it, the blinking slows down and eventually stops, but not always. This happens with commercial pre-recorded tapes and with taped programs from the cable. All connections are proper according to instructions.
Is this just an incompatibility problem between old and new technologies?
MAYBE, and SOMETIMES -- blinking seems to depend with extreme sensitivity on the "Tracking" control on the VCR. We have found some tapes that can be brought into good synchronization - although there may still be some flicker in part of the screen. Other tapes, on the other hand, never did work anywhere in the range of the tracking control. Perhaps newer tapes behave better?
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The TV channel should be set on Chanel 3 or Chanel 4.
Use the remote control of the TV to set it.
You can also use the AUX ports (to TV) on the VCR and connect the three wires to the AUX ports on the TV (TV input). The two audio wires are to be connected to Audio in and the Video signal to the Video input.
If you get a garbled picture you can use press the tracking button on the VCR. Usually you press the Channel Up arrow, or Channel Down arrow to adjust the picture.
I would suggest trying to change the channel, either on the tv or the vcr. Sometimes, if the channel is one off, you will get sound but not a picture. On the back of the vcr, there SHOULD be a switch to change it to either channel 3 or channel 4. You must match this up with the channel your tv is set for.
I hope this helps, but if not, I hope you can get it figured out soon.
first you will need to take a tooth pic and lightly clean the creases in the head , then use a cotton tip with cleaning fluid on it and wipe the head down , then if it gets to where you can see it again you may also have to adjust the tape pull pins for the tracking
if those don't work then the head is bad or there is a bad component
This type of problem may be caused by a dirty video head, people some time try to adjust tracking to take care of this problem this is a mistake. Now to clear up this issue first you put the tracking control mid way in its setting, then you clean the heads of the VCR you can use a head cleaning tape (follow the instructions on the cleaning tape box)for this or if you have experience you use a chamois swab type cleaner (follow the instructions on the package of swabs and liquid cleaner). one the heads are cleaned you acn then try to adjust track to obtain the best picture. If you can not you may have video head problems or a problem in the drum motor (servo) mechanism. In which case I advise taking the unit to a TV repair shop.