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The VCR orked well the last time I used it a couple of years ago. It has been sitting in the rack for at least two years and was not ever used for more than a couple of weeks since new. I bought it for a video project and never used it after that. Now, when playing tapes, it runs at a speed faster than it was originally recorded at and the tracking lines are everywhere. I used a head cleaning tape but this has not changed anything. I opened the cover and it free of any visible dust and lo



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Hi - that fact the VCR sat unused for a long time contributes greatly to your problem. As you have stated that tapes play fine in other machines.

Many VCR transport or drive mechanisms rely on belts to turn wheels, etc. to advance tape. The belts are like rubber bands and when they are held in a single position for a long time, they stretch and lose some gripping ability usually due to drying out. Locating VCRs (cassette tape decks, etc) in stereo cabinets that are often sources of heat only quickens the process.

You may need to replace the belts. Given the cost of VCRs now - it may be cheaper to replace the entire VCR than have it repaired. Have it checked out professionally to get an idea about repair costs. While waiting for the quote - shop new VCRs to weigh the value of repair vs. replacement.

I hope this helps and good luck. Please rate my reply. Thanks!
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