Video head cleaning
Video head clogging
The video heads are the means by which the DVD/VCR reads
the picture from the tape during playback. In the unlikely
event that the heads become dirty enough to be clogged, no
picture will be played back. This can easily be determined if,
during playback of a known good tape, there is good sound,
but no picture (picture is extremely snowy). If this is the case,
have the DVD/VCR checked by qualified service personnel.
• DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN THE VIDEO HEADS OR
SERVICE THE UNIT BY REMOVING THE TOP COVER.
• Video heads may eventually wear out and should be
replaced when they fail to produce clear pictures.
• To help prevent video head clogging, use only good
quality VHS tapes. Discard worn out tapes.
• We do not recommend using wet-type head-
cleaning cassettes as they may damage the unit.
Moving the recorder
If you need to move the recorder, first remove the disc
and the cassette, if they are loaded, and close the disc
tray. Next press STANDBY/ON to switch the power to
standby. Lastly, disconnect the power cord.
Resetting the recorder
If you need to, you can reset the recorder to all its
Make sure that the recorder is on and remove
Press and hold
The recorder turns off with all settings reset.
When head is dirty
STOP and press w w w w w STANDBY/
Hints on installation
We want you to enjoy using this unit for years to come,
so please bear in mind the following points when
choosing a suitable location for it:
Use in a well-ventilated room.
Place on a solid, flat, level surface, such as a table,
shelf or stereo rack.
Use in a place exposed to high temperatures or
humidity, including near radiators and other heat-
Place on a window sill or other place where the
recorder will be exposed to direct sunlight.
Use in a dusty or damp environment or in a room where
it will be exposed to excessive cigarette smoke.
Place directly on top of an amplifier, or other component
in your stereo system that becomes hot in use.
Use near a television or monitor as you may
experience interference-especially if the television
uses an indoor antenna.
Use in a kitchen or other room where the recorder
may be exposed to smoke or steam.
Use on a thick rug or carpet, or cover with cloth-
this may prevent proper cooling of the unit.
Place on an unstable surface, or one that is not
large enough to support all four of the unit's feet.