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Snowy picture After having the VCR in a box in a closet for over a year I pulled it out to use again and all videos are fairy statiky foreign and domestic I tried to use a head cleaner but it did not do anything also i tried the same tape on another machine and it works fine...HELP!!

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jerryg50

Jerry Greenberg

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SOURCE: Very snowy picture when recording or watching video tape

If there is snow from the VCR only when the tape is being played, it is possible that there is a head clog or dirt on the heads.

If the head is clean and there is still snow from it, this means that most likely it is faulty.

A service tech who is experienced at servicing VCR's can connect a scope to the pre-amp test points, and run his calibration tape. With this he should be able to look at the signal carrier envelops on the scope and see if there are any faults.

At the same time, he will also see if there is a fault with the head pre-amp area. I've rarely seen any faults in the pre-amp area.

An experienced tech who works on VCR's can change the head for you. This is time consuming because he will have to go through all the guide and tracking alignments with the scope and test tapes.

A problem with most VCR models, unless it is a high end industrial model, most manufactures are no longer supplying replacement parts. They are telling the people to buy a new machine.

In reality, it may not be cost effective to service your VCR. You may end up buying a new one.

Jerry G.

Posted on Jun 14, 2008

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jason

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SOURCE: Sound but no picture

first you will need to take a tooth pic and lightly clean the creases in the head , then use a cotton tip with cleaning fluid on it and wipe the head down , then if it gets to where you can see it again you may also have to adjust the tape pull pins for the tracking
if those don't work then the head is bad or there is a bad component

electech

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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Pravin Gupta

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SOURCE: VCR sv 670 wont play or fast forward tapes.

Open the bottom Cover, and check the belts.

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

John Jamison

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SOURCE: No video on VHS tapes playback. on a Zenith VR4257HF

Sounds like the video heads are worn and time to replace them. You can try Asti Magnetics. The part number you are looking for is "378". Sells for $55 plus shipping. A bit cheaper but quality parts. I've dealt with them in the past. You can decide if the VCR is worth it to repair.

Posted on May 04, 2009

jomabug76

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SOURCE: We are trying to record a VCR tape to another tape

USE ANOTHER VCR,,2 OF THEM

Posted on May 15, 2009

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