Question about Panasonic PV-V4021 S-VHS VCR
Hi! After I have recorded a program and I want to playback the program the tape runs with a jittery picture and the voice cannot be understood. There is also a background noise. Please help me solve this problem. Thank you. Joan
I had the same problem recently with a Panasonic PV - V4521 which has worked for years for me. I tried everything including cleaning the heads with Q-Tips and pure alcohol. Nothing improved. I tried tape head cleaners. Nothing. So finally one day, as I was unscrewing the cables, this VCR fell down onto the bottom of my foot and drew blood. Now remember, I had been trying to fix this thing for at least 10 days.
So, I dragged it up and pounded the top of the VCR until the top caved in. Then, I opened my front door and tossed it so hard against the floor of my patio that pieces went flying everywhere. I gathered up the pieces and the twisted VCR, put it in a box, and tosses it real hard into the dumpster. It's fixed. I have no more problem with it.
Posted on Jun 27, 2008
Dear Joan, before I can help u, can you clarify a couple of points. Did you try your recorded cassetes in another VCR? Did the recording play properly on those? Is yours a Multi-System VCR? If yes, it is possible that you have set the input system to another system than the one you recieve? If you live in Europe, it is possible that you have set the VCR to NTSC recording? (Most of Europe is PAL. Or if you live in the North American continent, which uses the NTSC standard, you might have set the recording setting for PAL, and so are unable to view your recording. Another very common mistake people make is in setting Recording to LP or EP mode, and playing back the same tape in SP mode. Just check your VCR settings. If none of the above things are wrong, then try playing a Head Cleaning cassette. It is remotely possible that the Video Heads or Tracking /Contol Head is dirty. Pravin
Posted on Jun 27, 2006
SOURCE: Picture rolls on playback
I beg to differ that the head is dirty. This is based on your post "...pre recorded tape is played the picture is fine..."
I am more inclined to suspect:
Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.
Posted on Sep 24, 2008
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