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Toshiba M-782 Best VHS ever. No problems 10 years. suddenly the picture rolls most of the time. Replaced the heads [expensive!] and it is still the same. No changes in VCR set up. When I use the playX2 mode the picture is fine. I really want to get this working again as it was unbeatable. Thanks, Rick

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If pictures are rolling during normal playback, just check one thing first. Open the Cassette flap and see the condition of the tape. Is it chewed and stretched at the bottom? If yes, the problem is a worn Capstan / Pinch roller in the VCR. It is cheweing up the lower edge of the tape, and therefore the VCR is not able to process the 'Control Track.
All you need to do is replace the Capstan / Pinch roller.It is a big (approximately 1 inch high by 1/2 inch wide Black Rubber roller inside the VCR. REPLACE. Problem will be solved.

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