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  1. kerm007

    kerm007

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    hello
    i have arca old vcr and when i play the cassette i have line on it
    i try a different cassette and its the same
    what it can be alignment ???
    thanks
     
  2. Martaine2005

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    The head is probably due for a clean.
    Clean it first with IPA and a cotton bud then see how it plays.
    Also, might be useful to take a picture of the screen as different faults cause various picture problems.

    Martin
     
  3. kerm007

    kerm007

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    i have record a video but cannot upload it
    Thanks
    im try to tranfert vhs to video so i can do a dvd
     
  4. Martaine2005

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    Put it on YouTube. You can set it to private.

    Martin
     
  5. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    No need for a video. A still photo of the effect on screen is sufficient. Observe filesize max. ca. 300 kB.
     
  6. bertus

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  7. kerm007

    kerm007

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    see what i was talking about
     

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  8. Martaine2005

    Martaine2005

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    That’s more than a line!.
    Clean the head or heads.

    Martin
     
  9. kerm007

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    ok wish one are the head ?
    also i read it could be a dead heads also mot worthing to repair ?
     
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  10. kerm007

    kerm007

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    what should i use to clean this i have coton swab with alcohol
     
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  11. davenn

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    Definitely a dirty video head
    The large aluminium head that spins

    yup as Martain said earlier

    IPA = Isopropyl Alcohol


    Be VERY gentle
     
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  12. kerm007

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    just brought a second hand vhs for 25 $ some tapes are having lines too is its because of the ages of the tapes or again the device ?
    Thanks
     
  13. Martaine2005

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    Age and condition of both tape and device.
    Have you cleaned the head?

    Martin
     
  14. kerm007

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    i will do that tomorrow what can use to clean the head piece of paper with alchool ?
    Thanks
     
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  15. Martaine2005

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    Yes.

    Martin
     
  16. kerm007

    kerm007

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    even for the head its not dangerous to use cotton swab to clean head ?
    Thanks
     
  17. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    You've been told so more than once. Why do you keep asking?
     
  18. kerm007

    kerm007

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    sorry
     
  19. bertus

    bertus Moderator

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    Hello,

    It depends a bit on wich system the VCR is based.
    On a video2000 system (mainly philips made), I would not try it as the heads are mounted on a piezo arm, to be able to make corrections.

    Bertus
     
  20. Audioguru

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    This is 2021, not 1981. A VCR is an antique, A PVR with a solid state memory is used now.
     
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