Question about Samsung DVD-V4600 DVD Player/VCR
Hello FixYa Member,
I've has this VCR/DVD player for about 2 years and it's been working fine until the last month or so. I tend to record a show at least once a week , so the recording image is important to me. Recently, all of my recordings have started to become fuzzy as thin blue and red patches would appear. I clean it using one of those VCR cleaning tapes which did help a bit but I still get most of the fuzz. I watch the show while I record and the image on the TV screen will be perfectly clear. Any ideas what might be the problem?
Most of the time, the VCR cleaning tapes are not very good.
Take the VCR to the local TV service shop in your area, and pay them the few dollars for a proper manual cleaning.
After a few years of use, the transport may need a new pinch roller, belts, idler wheel, head cleaner sponge, and some other pieces. Most of the manufactures are no longer supplying replacement parts for VCR servicing, but the manufactures used to sell a maintenance kit for their models. This kit used to cost about $15 to $40 depending on the model of the VCR.
You can research how to do the manual cleaning yourself, but if you are not experienced you take the chance to damage your VCR. The heads, and the guide alignments are very critical. You may also need to change some parts.
If the VCR still does not perform after the cleaning, then there are fault conditions. The machine will then need proper service.
Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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