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Repair guides and support for videocassette recorders including Betamax and VHS (Video Home System) players.

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dvd/vhs getting old like me

I HAVE A COMBO, VHS/DVD PLAYER. Only black and white appears when I play the DVD and nothing appears when I play the VHS. What is controlling this...the machine or the TV(thus do I need a remote control to bring on color....?) thanks,


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@deebe1947 let us know the make and model of the DVD/VHS player. What make and model is your TV and most importantly how do you have it connected? Has it worked before? Has anything changed? Be specific and/or even post some images with your question. Use this guide for that


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Lets start with the VCR. Open it up and see if the rubber belts are intact. Next follow these instruction on cleaning the head:

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