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In my LG VCR whenever I load a tape in after about 10 seconds the blue video doctor screen comes up with a "please clean". This problem started at exactly the same time I noticed the audio won't switch from stereo to mono or vice versa in the "audio options" menu. Before this problem when a tape was inserted and played the audio would automatically switch to hi fi stereo after 10 seconds but now the video doctor screen comes up instead. I've already cleaned the video heads, please help!

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  • peepin_tom Nov 07, 2010

    I wiped the video drum and video heads with tissue dipped in alcohol solution. Actually this problem started after I did this. Could I have damaged the hi fi stereo audio in some way? Is there any way to fix the problem?

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How did you clean the video heads?

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