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Vcr help i have power to the tv..but when i put in a tape to watch all im getting is a fuzz screen. i have changed channels and it is still the same..but when i push the meun button i get the sound.a blue screen with the meun opitions.. what is wrong?

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    that did not do any good...could you tell me how to clean the way you are talking about.. thanks

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Hi,
This problem is certainly dirty or worn video heads, most likely just dirty. You could try cleaning with a tape head cleaner (wet type) If this doesn't work, contact me again, and I'll email you detailed instructions for cleaning.

Kind Regards....Dave

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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