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Is there a tracking system on this VCR? We have several tapes that are jumping or skipping. Sylvania 6240VD

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All VCR's have tracking, it's not however clearly marked on the remotes often. Some use the up-down channel channel selector or other keys, while some have it on a menu somewhere.
It's also worth cleaning the heads sometimes with Servisol Video 40. Just take the top cover off and spray both the big video head and the smaller heads. Let it dry up before trying a tape.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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Does this happen on ALL tapes?

Depending on WHICH model VCR you have (old or new) SOME have a switch which will allow you to adjust tracking MANUALLY. When the switch is in the manual position, it won't track automatically. If some played with that switch, that could cause your problem.

ALSO, do you have a cleaning tape? If the control track head is dirty, it won't see the "control track" (which gives you VCR information to control the tracking.

Another possibility is one of the video heads (there's 2 or 4) is dirty, and without ENOUGH video signal coming off the heads, it's not possible to track properly.

Try running a cleaning tape through. If you've never done it, it might be time. Unless yu know about equipment I'd wouldn't suggest you open the machine and clean it yourself. Let me know how you make out.

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