Question about Toshiba Televison & Video
You need to clean the video heads. This can be easily done by buying a VHS head cleaning tape, although this may not give the best results. If you are comfortable with taking the cover off the machine (WITH THE POWER DISCONNECTED), then you can access the heads directly. The heads are mounted on an aluminium cylinder about 6cm in diameter, which rotates at an angle to the tape and scans diagonally across the tape. The actual heads are very small (only 2 or 3mm wide) and are located at the bottom edge of the cylinder. There are usually 4 of these on newer VHS players. Gently clean the heads and the cylinder if it looks dirty, using a cotton bud and cleaning fluid (isopropyl alcohol) or a similar alcohol based cleansing wipe e.g. lens cleaner, or LCD screen cleaner etc. Too much force on the heads could break them so be careful.
These heads only read the picture information. The audio is recorded linearly along the edge of the tape and is read by a different fixed head.
Posted on Apr 07, 2011
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