Question about Toshiba Televison & Video
Try cleaning the video heads. This should restore a clear playback picture, but it depends on the age, quality, and condition of the tapes used. You can obtain a commercially available VHS cleaner (either from an electronics store if they still sell them) or look on eBay (any country) for one. eBay Australia has a seller offering VHS head cleaners as new (wet type) - never used for under $15AUD each plus shipping. Just one idea.
Or you can carefully remove the top cover and clean the heads manually - with isopropyl alcohol solution and a soft clean cloth - but do so gently to remove stubborn dirt (again this bottle of chemical is available from electronics stores). This is inexpensive and should fix the problem. Replace the pinch roller if it is shiny/glazed (or clean it if possible - gently and evenly to remove the shine - it's better to replace it though). This is also a cheap part. Generics are available from most spare parts suppliers. Have a look there also if necessary. This should NOT require workshop attention and should only cost a bottle of isopropyl. Good luck.
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