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I purchase the above DVD/VCR (wanted the tuner for watching and taping a diff. channel) about two years ago now. It works well for about 6 months. I than had physical problems that made this problem mute until one month over the warranty date. I called and was turned down by the customer service rep on a no cost repair. That turned me off for a year. The problem is that the VCR unit would constantly roll on taping or replay. The strange part was that if it was in FF it would show without the roll but yes, too fast. I decided to see if there was any reasonable way to repair, expecting that if I could get the VCR parts I would be able to repair at home. We live over a 100 miles from the closest shop because a local shop would not touch it. You advice would be appreciated.

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You could try giving the mechanism a good clean. Use cotton buds and Servisol Video 40 (you should be able to get this online).
Pay attention to the rubber roller area, main tape head, tracking and control heads. But anywhere the tape touches.
If it works remember to clean it every so-often. At least every 6 months, depending on use. More often if someone smokes where the vcr lives, as you will find out when you first clean it if this is the case!

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