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Second hand DVD/VCR 9800. DVD works beautiful. VCR has no color & is grainy as if my connection is off.

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  • Lydia Fortune Nov 10, 2010

    I'm sorry but the terms you used are Greek to me. I will have to look in the vcr menu and see if there is anything like that there. By leads, I'm assuming you mean the cables (yellow, red & white). They work fine for other projects. I found out too late that the vcr has to be hooked up separately from the dvd. This is fine for the dvd I think because it connects directly to the pr, pb & Y outlet on the back of my tv. The vcr hook up is so standard that I wondered if that was the problem. I've got one free AV VIDEO input left on my tv (I've got a digital cable set up that's taken up everything else). I was thinking about getting some kind of cable that I could reduce the three-prong vcr cable to a single 1/4" jack and plug it into that VIDEO in patch. At a loss. I'll try finding what you suggested. Info on the vcr is really lacking. Thanks

  • Lydia Fortune Nov 11, 2010

    I have discovered the problem. The vcr leads are fine. I plugged it into the A/V input in the back of my tv and the picture had color. Problem: sound inputs are being used by my cable set up. I guess that means disconnecting the sound to cable tv and replacing it with the Audio In cables from the vcr every time I want to use it. What a drag! I've had combo units before and never had to do this separate plug in business. Is there any such splitter animal that would solve my problem?

  • Lydia Fortune Nov 13, 2010

    I did not understand the reply. Figured it out for myself and fixed the problem. Wasted $12. The solution: Since the cd player was already running and I was only missing sound from the vcr, there was no need to check my connection. I just needed to patch the video to the A/V section of my tv. Additional help not needed.

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Hi as you get a good picture with the dvd then this tells us you are tuned in to the correct channel and thats not the problem, the next thing and most likely cause is going to be the head that the tape runs on this is a big silver cylinder at the back of the vcr part, what you need to do is go out to a tv repair shop and buy a vcr head cleaning kit, dont buy a cheap one as these dont work but buy a mid to high end one then follow the instructions on cleaning the head it will say something like pour cleaning fluid onto the cleaning tape provided then play the tape in the vcr this will then clean the vcr head and should solve your problem and get it working as normal.

now if after doing that it still dont work properly then the chances are it may need a pro to take it apart and clean the head by hand this may also solve the problem but if it dont then this points to the fact that the playback head is damaged and will need replacing, now the problem with this is getting the parts its not easy to trace parts for vcr's any more as they have now stopped making them, you may be lucky and find your local repair shop might still have spares in stock but if he has not then the chance of getting the spare parts is slim.

give the cleaning a go first and see what happens you may find this will then solve the problem.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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I wonder if you just need to make sure your FORMAT is set correctly on BOTH units, it needs to be either USA: NTSC or Europe: PAL.
Check these settings in your menus, and ensure both are the same.
If not that then try a different set of leads..

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