denali 11:57 23 Jan 2004

Please excuse me if I am in the wrong forum.
When I record on my VCR the picture playback is excellent, but the sound is almost non existent.
I have tried with and without scart leads but there is no difference. Both TV and VCR are only 14 months old. I have only come across the problem recently because until now I have only watched pre-recorded (rented)tapes and with these there is no problem.
Thank you for any help you may be able to give me

  keenan 12:39 23 Jan 2004

Assuming your question is not related to 'transferring video from PC' etc, (which it dose,nt appear to be).

You may find this site helpful

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  denali 13:01 23 Jan 2004


Thank you for your quick response.
I went to the site you suggested and scrolled around. It appears to be an excellent site but being a complete idiot it appeared much to technical for me, even on the search button I could not find an answer. Anyway I shall keep trying. Thank you once more for your help

  Stuartli 15:03 23 Jan 2004

It may be that the heads have become clogged.

Try running a (new if you have one) tape on the machine in fast forward play mode (i.e. the tape is still in contact with the heads); if this doesn't work use a cleaning tape (but this is a last resort measure).

Otherwise it may have to go into a workshop to have the heads cleaned by hand; it's done using a piece of chamois leather attached to a small piece of wood which has been dipped in dedicated cleaning fluid.

As the machine is still switched on during the cleaning best not to attempt it yourself....:-)

  Stuartli 15:05 23 Jan 2004

The problem is almost certainly due to using rented tapes, which get a lot of use on a variety of machines.

  denali 17:34 24 Jan 2004

Thank you so much for your excellent advise.
I bought a new tape, did as you said, now everything works fine. Once again, thank you.
Thanks also to you other chaps who answered my call!

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