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Fuzzy VCR Image and Recording

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?

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  • Ant Jul 07, 2008

    Thank You for the advice! I gonna look into getting it professionally cleaned as soon as possible. I appericate the help.

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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.


Jerry G.


Posted on Jul 07, 2008

  • Jerry Greenberg
    Jerry Greenberg Jul 07, 2008

    Just to add, if there are any faults with the VCR that will cost more than about $60 to $80 to fix, I would see about buying a new one. But, VCR's are starting to be difficult to find these days. In some locations, the stores are no longer having VCR's in stock. They have to order if the customer wants one.



    DVD recorders are very popular these days. You should be able to find a dual type machine that has both VCR and DVD transports in it.





    Jerry G.



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