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How do i adjust tracking. tapes roll. used a cleaning tape, didn't help. there is no switch for manual tracking.

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Cleaning tapes are not as good as going in with a can of Servisol Video 40 and some cotton buds. Take the top cover off and give it a really good clean with them. Clean everywhere the tape touches. Make certain you allow to dry before trying again. If that doesn't work you could have a faulty head.
PS it will take longer to clean if it is housed in a room where people smoke!

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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.

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