VCR TO DVD

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    I have a DUAL RECORDABLE DVD/VCR AND HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRING MY TAPES.
    ALL OF A SUDDEN IT SEEMS THE TRACKING HAS GONE AND I CANNOT SEE MY VIDEOS. I CAN HEAR THEM AND WHEN I FAST FORWARD I CAN SEE THEM, ANY IDEAS PLEASE??
     
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    Maje and model of combo would help - we are not telepathetic
     
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    DUAL RECORDABLE DVD/VCR MODEL NUMBER DV RW5002. NO OTHER NAME ON MACHINE OTHER THAN VHS. BUT I THINK IT CAME FROM ASDA!
     
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    Those are symptoms of the video heads needing cleaned.
    Please be aware all uppercase text is akin to SHOUTING.
     
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    The make is Dual Electronics DV RW5002 which Asda sold in 2005/2006 - it is over 12 years old and if cleaning tape heads does not work I would suspect it is very likely the the tape head is worn out (given its age) and needs replacing. If you or the repairer can find a replacement (highly unlikely on such a niche manufacturer) the repair would almost certinly cost well over-£80 by a reputable repairer. It would seem best to either completely replace it with a newer machine OR purchase a VHS player (a lot cheaper) and connect it to the Dual (this would make copying tapes a more involved process - pressing buttons in the right order on both machines.

    BTW please do not post completely in Capitals - in forum etiquette (on most forums) it is considered shouting and frowned on
     
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    Sorry, so new to forums, but I will conform in future. Thank you for the information, i do have someone who is willing to look at it and clean the heads if possible. So fingers crossed. Thanks again.
     

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