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VCR Cover Causing Noise

Discussion in 'Audio' started by arvin reiss, Feb 27, 2018.

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  1. arvin reiss

    arvin reiss

    Feb 27, 2018
    I had noise and could not find a source. Then realized that with the cover off this noise disappears. It causes tracking errors. Repeated numerous times. Lid does not have to be touching unit; hovering over it causes this noise. Very very strange. Sony SLV 595 HF.
  2. FuZZ1L0G1C


    Mar 25, 2014
    Poor earthing?.....
  3. arvin reiss

    arvin reiss

    Feb 27, 2018
    Thank you.
    What would I do about that, if it is?
    I adjusted the tracking, and it got better even with the cover. Then I tried to adjust other things even more, and now it doesn't track at all.
  4. FuZZ1L0G1C


    Mar 25, 2014
    Although most VCR's appear to have only 2 mains feed-wires, I found that earthing the cover of my JVC HR-J657-MS via a cover-screw to a cold-water feed eliminated occasional noisy video streaks that would appear on playback or recordings.
    Whether this was outside interference or internal noise is unknown, but it worked.
    The electrical earth-wire was run from bathroom (hose-clamped to bare-scraped steel pipe) to my lounge earth-bar-hidden-behind-a-sofa, intended for a soldering ground-point.
    As for the tracking, my limited VCR work would suggest that you may have mis-aligned heads beyond limits, meaning you would need signal generators and/or oscilloscope etc to re-align again.
    This may involve taking it in to a video tech.
    Somewhere in my collection of books and scans, I have notes on VCR service, so if I come across relevant info, will add another post.
    Perhaps other members are more VCR tracking savvy than YT....
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  5. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    First thing I'd check is if the cover is dented-in from having something heavy on top of the recorder.
    Sounds like the cover may be rubbing against the moving parts internally(?)
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