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I have a DVD v6000. The DVD playback is fine but with the VCR the colour is fragmentary and unstable. I have tried cleaning the heads to no effect.

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  • tayloms Aug 26, 2008

    All tapes produce the same effect. (I have used a number of tapes borrowed from the library which may have contributed to the problem) I did try a cleaning tape to without success. I then carried out a couple of quite thorough manual cleanings. There has been only a very tiny improvement in the quality of the playback.

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How did you clean the heads? Cleaning tapes cannot do as good a job as a manual cleaning.

Another possibility is a failing power supply. Is the problem worse on tapes you record than prerecorded tapes?

Usually if it the power supply the sound will have a slight warble.

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