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Picture wont sit still. Looks like the tracking needs to be adjusted like on a VCR. Does this both with or without the memory card in.

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I have a Hitachi VT-FX665 VCR. It has a picture, but no color.


Could be caused by dirt on the video head, poor tracking, which can be adjusted, or a fault in the colour circuit.

Tape cleaner tape for the head. Press the tracking controls on the remote and you will need to see a repair man for the last one.

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Check the edge of the tape to see if it's wrinkled. That is the most common problem that shows that line. You may be looking at the head switching pulse too. Since your VCR has no tracking adjustment, it has to be done with special tools, an oscilloscope and a voltmeter. Not an easy task.

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I have a Sylvania SRD3900 DVD Player / VCR Combo that I purchased about 6 years ago. The VCR part is causing problems. When I try to play movies the picture is distorted with no sound, but it plays back...


The tracking needs to be adjusted. Sometimes it's a knob on the VCR, and sometimes it's a control on the remote. Adjust it for the best picture, and the sound shoud be restored.
Good luck, and hope this helps..

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No manual tracking or if there is it wont help.either heads are worn or possibly dirty.if u open it .i assume u have.the silver drum has little notches around it.2 ,4,or 6 these are the heads.get some alchol or aftershave will do.take a peice of card playing card size is ok .must be plain not printed.apply some aftershave alchol to card not dripping ,hold card against the dum then with other hand turn the drum back and forwad not moving the card,u may damage heads.when u check card it should show some dirt reassemble and try.otherwise its museum time show the grandkids see if they know what a tape is

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The picture looks like a bad vcr tape is in - need tracking


I hate 2 say but 14 years you got your moneys worth Time 4 a new one

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This unit needs its tracking circuits aligned, starting with the mechanical adjustments of the transport....accordianman

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It sounds like the back tension is off on the unit. the back tension is controled by a small band attached to a copper or metal strip and that ia wraped around the supply reel and is adjust by an arm that swings out and contacts the tape during record or playback and keeps a steady tension on the tape. If the back tension band breaks or wears out you will get a picture that looks like the tracking is off or bad or dirty video heads. Most likly you do not have a backtension gauge and it certainly would not be fesable for you to purchace one as a good one cost about 100 bucks or so. A repair shop may beable to adjust it for you, But even their fee may be cost prohibitive. Good Luck PS please do not forget to rate this.

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