new heads? pana NV-FJ710

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  1. nig28

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    Hi

    My aunties video, when you press play the picture comes up, lots of interferance no sound, then goes to a blank sceen.

    This video records subtitles so she would like it repairing if pos.
    Does it sound like it needs new heads?
    Is it expensive, coulds I do it if I could get the parts, price approx?

    Many thanks .. Nigel
     
  2. marty2005

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    be cheaper to go to Asda and get a new vcr.

    1. be hard tracking down the heads, they would be expensive, more than a new machine.

    2. I wouldn't have a go at fitting the heads, be a hell of a job+ callibration.
     
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    If the heads are knackered then your only option is to put the VCR in the bin! Replacing the heads will take even a pro several hours, plus the cost of the parts, adding up to a repair bill that will probably be several hundreds of pounds :mad: . You would need costly callibration tools to align the heads, and a lot of experience to do the job properly.

    Before you loose all hope though - have you tried cleaning the heads? If the VCR is old then the chances are it has played a lot of tape through and picked up a lot of dirt that could have clogged the heads. If you can get into the VCR with a cotton bud and some spirit based cleaner then this should do a better job than a cleaning tape, just be careful/gental if going this route.

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