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VCR tape playback not good

Picture and sound are very poor when videotapes are played back. These tapes were recorded from tv on a Magnavox VCR I no longer use and hoped to use the new DVD/VCR combo to transfer the old tapes onto DVD. Quality of the tapes is good and played very well on the old machine. Is there something I am missing in the instructions? Thanks for any help.

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    VHS tapes have a loud buzzing sound during playback. DVD less noticeable. Combo even buzzes when just turned and nothing is playing. Any thoughts?

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This may sound silly, but try it. Rewind the tape, then take a spoon end and put it in the same rewind wheel and simply tighten it. Reload it. This should make it track better then before.

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Check your "tracking" If the tape played fine in the old machine, then tracking is the answer, provided that the new machine records good.

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