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TRV138 Audio only on playback.

I have a TRV138 that worked fine for a while. But now when I try to playback a tape, there is only audio. the video screen only shows the standard blue. However if I fast-forward the tape, the video does show up, although there are 2 thick fuzzy horizontal lines in the video.

This problem is the same whether I'm using the LCD screen or the audio/video output. I have tried using a head cleaning tape, however that had no effect. Any ideas on how to fix this?

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No. If video heads were clogged it wouldnt work in ff and rewind. Go to menu and check your ETC > DISPLAY settings while in playback mode. Im thinking that its set to Video out/lcd.

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The video heads are clogged or broken. Remove the cassette cover and in the middle back of the mech is a cylinder, this is the drum assy. You can gently spin the drum and look for a black piece of carbon (tiny). This is actually one of the heads. You can take a swab (Q-tip) with liquid head cleaner and very gently clean the heads (more than one) wipeing horizontally, never vertically to clean the heads. Inspect for broken heads as well.

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