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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Alan Preston

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Posted July 12 2003 - 06:53 AM

Is it true that if you play a blank tape in your VCR for a certain amount of time it will clean the heads?
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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Bob McElfresh

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Posted July 12 2003 - 07:06 AM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted July 12 2003 - 03:20 PM

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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