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Buzz during playback, but only on SOME tapes!! When i adjust tracking manually, pictures quality suffers.

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  • Madeleine Tiktin Mar 23, 2011

    So i do not underestand: are you recommending i have the heads demagnitized or not?

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Bad recording VHS or old VHS tapes,will sometimes causes this problems,because of degrading magnatic tapes.Sorry this problems,u did the fixed adjusting manual tracking,that it not fixing the problems,sorry that all u will getting that kind of quality of picture.

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I would have the head demagnetized and cleaned on the
unit. Many times it will make the problem worse if you have worn tapes. You can clean the head with a head
cleaning tape, but you may need to take it to a shop
to have the head demagnetized (considering the cost
of purchasing one).

Posted on Mar 22, 2011

  • Madeleine Tiktin Mar 23, 2011

    So i do n ot understand: are you recommending i have the heads demagnitized or not????

  • fixingthings Mar 23, 2011

    Yes, have the heads demagnetized.

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