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VCR Question

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Alan Preston, Jul 12, 2003.

  1. Alan Preston

    Alan Preston Member

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    Is it true that if you play a blank tape in your VCR for a certain amount of time it will clean the heads?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Well-Known Member

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    No more than actually watching/recording a tape.

    The tape-cleaners have rough surfaces that scrape/collect dirt/dust from the heads like a paper towel. Recording tape is smooth & flat like plastic wrap.

    Try using plastic wrap to wipe up a kitchen spill next time.
     
  3. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have a really old VCR (one that has a counter) it won't work at all. If you press 'play' it will just sit there and silently laugh at you.

    Glenn
     

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