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What can we do if the video tapes being played have Snow and try to play the video player with cleaner, we have to turn on and off. It automatically lose control.

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Head cleaner tape for vcr just dry scrubs the rotating head for a short time. Remove it to check playback performance, to see if head is clean. If good, then record some program and see if snow is gone. some tape maybe recorded when the head is dirty, lots of snow. Some tape may have improvement if tape is run over knife edge to hone the magnetic surface, US patent granted years ago to reduce computer tape noise.

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