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Try cleaning the optics with one of those DVD cleaners.
When that probably doesn't work, you can hand clean the optics if you can figure out how to get at them. (easy on some, hard on others) If that doesn't work, it is prbably not worth going any farther

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jul 09, 2012


This can be fixed by removing the screws off the back of the TV and removing the back panel. Be sure to have unit unplugged and to touch nothing else in the system other then what I mention. Doing so could send you on a flight across the room.
After you have the back off you will find something called the carriage this is the thing the tape will be sitting inside. To the left or right of the carriage you will find a really small hotdog shaped gear turning one way will force the tape further in turning it the other way to force the tape back out. be sure to assist any loose tape out so it does not get stuck on anything and jam/break something


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Optical Coating... • Answered on Dec 30, 2009


RCA plugs (the yellow, red, and white outlets you speak of) consist of a video plug (yellow) and stereo plugs for audio (red and white). Just match the colors from the DVD RCA colors to the RCA hook-ups on the TV (ex. Yellow the Yellow, White to White).

You don't need to worry about the red one, it just makes the DVD player play stereo audio. Instead, you'll have mono, which is fine, and most modern players can detect mono and switch it for you so don't worry about changing settings and what not (unless you're missing sound on one side.)

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jun 16, 2009


You might have to take the VCR apart. Depending on how old the model is, you might just need a simple Phillips Screwdriver to open it. After you open it there should be a shielding case or something to keep static from disrupting the reader head. After you take the shielding off you should be able to see where the tape is stuck and you can pry it that way. Then put the thing back together.

At least that's how the old models do it. The new ones might be a little hard to get into.

Good luck.

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jun 16, 2009


On most VCR's you can use the channel buttons to adjust the tracking. There's usually channel buttons on the front panel of the machine so you don't need a remote.

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jun 16, 2009


Unplug the VCR, take the cover off, find the motor (probably on the right side of the mechanism) and turn its shaft with your fingers until you have run the tape back out. Now plug it back in and try it again with a scarificial tape. If it continues to fail, replace all the rubber belts in the mechanism.
Hope ya fix it!

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jan 11, 2008


Unplug the TVCR, take the cover off, find the motor (probably on the right side of the mechanism) and turn its shaft with your fingers until you have run the tape back out. Now plug it back in and try it again with a scarificial tape. If it continues to fail, replace all the rubber belts in the mechanism.
Hope ya fix it!

Optical Coating... • Answered on Jan 08, 2008


is it a specific one particular tape? Or is it that all VHS  tapes that you put into the VCR or Rewinder do not rewind? Do clarify

Optical Coating... • Answered on Oct 25, 2007


1. Open Internal fuse 2. Power supply failure

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