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I have a RCA VCR mod VR520 made by Thompson. While playing a tape every 10 seconds the picture fades to blue screen then comes back. Sound O.K. all the time. Can you suggest a solution. Thanks. Dale

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  • dianne42 May 24, 2011

    Thanks for your prompt reply - much appreciated and will give this a try.
    Dale

  • dianne42 May 24, 2011

    Thanks for your prompt reply - much appreciated and will give this a try.
    Dale

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The problem is in the rf amplifier a silver box located behind the video head, you will see a ribbon wire go from the heads to the rf section. Remove the ribbon cable and rf module, "1 or 2 screws" next remove the shielding to expose the board, now if you are handy with a soldering iron retouch the solder joints in hopes this will fix the problem, if this fails! cheaper to replace vcr. It would not be cost effective to get a professional involved.

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