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Vcr wont play properly tracking seems to be off i have opened up the vcr player and given everything a good inspection but cant see any obvious issue with the ''mechanics'' of the device. The tape being loaded played and forward fast and rewind all work but when any tape is played the tracking is ''Off: and a distorted flicking acroos the width of the TV screen is seen about 3/4 of the way down the picture being projected on the TV.. How / what causes this and can it be easily fixed. Sound seems to be fine..

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It is possibe that the guide of the tape transport is gone a little off. This can happen if the guide has not loaded properly. check inside for obstructions to the link. if not try to screw down the half split screw a little down on either side to release the tracking/ noise onthe screen. Also clean the tracking head which is also the audio head. clean your roller if this is holding down the tape. Please do this with caution and care. clean your head and also the lower section of the head drum for dirt. you will see accumulation on/under the lower drum , Hope this helps. Good day

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