Care and Maintenance
• Unplug your VCR from the wall outlet before cleaning.
• Use a dry cloth when dusting your VCR.
• Proper ventilation ensures that overheating will not damage electronic circuits. Don't block ventilation holes.
• Take care of your remote control. Keep the remote with your VCR, where it is unlikely to be lost or damaged.
• Keep liquids away from your VCR, including beverages and cleaning liquids. Spilling any liquid on the VCR
can damage the electronics, resulting in an electric shock or fire.
• Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners that can accidentally get into the VCR, causing damage or creating a fire
• Do not allow any object to be pushed into the cabinet slots. This includes coins, dusters, cleaning cloths,
papers and other objects. Any such objects can connect with a voltage point inside the VCR, causing danger-
ous shocks, or may short out parts and cause a fire or an electric shock.
Video Head Cleaning
If poor pictures appear on a variety of cassettes, the video heads may need cleaning. This is not a common
problem and unless it appears, the heads should not be cleaned. If necessary, purchase a head-cleaning cas-
sette. If the picture quality does not improve after cleaning, call 1-800-SAMSUNG for service.
When cleaning the video heads, read all the instructions provided with the head-cleaning cassette. Incorrect
head cleaning can permanently damage the video heads.
• High quality, brand-name cassettes often last longer and provide a better picture.
• Rewind your cassettes all the way so that the tape is not at a midpoint. This can extend the life of a cassette
• Do not touch or splice the tape. This can damage the tape, and playing such a tape can damage your VCR.
Do not take apart any cassette you plan to use again.
• Do not put any object inside a video cassette case and do not clean inside the cassette. This can permanently
damage the tape, making it unusable.
Record the model number and serial number from the back of the VCR and the date of purchase in the space
on the right. Keep your purchase receipt with this manual for easy reference.
Before calling for service, check this list of possible problems and solutions to see if the problem can be solved
with a simple adjustment.
• Make sure the VCR is on and plugged into an operating wall outlet.
A cassette cannot be
• Press EJECT to see if a cassette is already in the VCR.
• Make sure the cassette is window side up, with the arrow facing toward the VCR.
• Make sure the VCR is not in Key Lock mode.
A cassette cannot be
• Check if the VCR is in stand-by mode for timer recording.
A timer recording did not
• Check that your Timer Record settings are accurate.
• Check if there was a power failure or broadcast scheduling change.
No picture, or a distorted
• Check if the cassette recorded any picture.
picture on playback
• Press CH/TRK to adjust the playback picture.
• Press the TV/VCR button for VCR viewing.
• Set the TV channel to match the VCR Output channel.
• Make sure the TV is working properly.
No TV broadcast
• Press the TV/VCR button for TV viewing.
• Check all cabling between VCR Antenna/Cable and TV.
• Make sure the TV is on.
Streaks (noise) on a
• Press CH/TRK to adjust the picture.
• Check all connections.
• View another cassette. If the problem persists, clean the video heads.
• Copy protection schemes can distort the picture.
Streaks or jitter with the
• Press the CH/TRK button to adjust the picture.
VCR in P/STILL mode
The VCR will not PLAY,
• Check if the VCR is in record pause mode.
RECORD, REWIND or
• Check if the cassette has been rewound.
• Check if the VCR is in Key Lock mode.
• Certain tapes may not auto rewind when the end is reached.
Automatic rewing may
Simply press REW to rewind.