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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by tkbirdie, Feb 7, 2006.

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  1. tkbirdie

    tkbirdie Guest

    I put a tape into the VCR and it plays as normal, but is showing no
    images, just black and white lines you get if you play a blank tape.
    There's no sound either. I'm not sure why its doing this. Does it
    need cleaning or is it broken?
    Please help.
    Thanks
     
  2. JANA

    JANA Guest

    The video head may be badly clogged, or it has failed, or there is some
    other type of failure in the video path, or part of the power supply. You
    can start by having the machine properly cleaned and checked.

    Considering the low cost of VCR's today, it may be more feasible for you to
    consider getting a new VCR, rather than sinking good money in to servicing
    an old one.

    --

    JANA
    _____


    I put a tape into the VCR and it plays as normal, but is showing no
    images, just black and white lines you get if you play a blank tape.
    There's no sound either. I'm not sure why its doing this. Does it
    need cleaning or is it broken?
    Please help.
    Thanks
     
  3. b

    b Guest

    is this the same vcr that has been chewing your tapes in your other
    recent post?
    -b
     
  4. tkbirdie

    tkbirdie Guest

    Yeah, it is. Somehow, it managed to correct itself. I put another
    tape in and it started working fine. I'm not sure why it happened in
    the first place though.
     
  5. rb

    rb Guest

    Your heads are clogged with bits of tape from when you had the jamming
    problem
     
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