I picked up a partially working super vhs player (jvc hr-s3800u) for cheap and figured I'd take my chances with it and if it doesn't work out I'll just sell it as is for parts. I'll add a video capture of what playback looks like, enjoy my childhood friends capture of some halo 2. The tape plays fine on a known working vcr.
It powers on and functions in all regards but the picture is jumping, lines, flickering, black and white (sometimes color), will go full blue occasionally for a few seconds, color shows on pause/ff/rw, I've tried cleaning the heads, guide posts etc. I have very minorly tested altering the guide posts but didn't notice any improvement and returned them to the position they started in. Audio comes through fine. If its the head actually gone bad in some way or an electrical issue that's likely out of my scope for repair as I don't have the experience or equipment. Any thoughts?