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VHS Recording Tape

TV only 4 months old. VHS recording/even with new tapes when played back picture rolls from bottom to top. I tried channel buttons & other suggestions by Magnavox service helpers but still it does not help. Now a regular tape/already pre-recorded works, even ones I had recorded earlier on blank tape plays fine. Not sure what is wrong in the recording device at present to cause this problem. Can try to take it back to the store/under warranty yet.

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Not much of a help but sounds like your record head is bad on the vhs heads,

use cleaning tape try that, if that fixes great, if it helps but not fully there, you might have to clean them by hand with very soft paper town and rubbing alcohol rub side to side very easy , if none of the above work you have a bad record head or record board, not worth repair vs cost
good luck

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