The Ultimate VCR Cleaning Quiz
by Staff
If you're one of those people who can't part with their videotape collection, our "how to clean a VCR" quiz is just for you. Learn everything you need to know to keep that VCR running smoothly for years to come.

Which type of digital technology has replaced most, but not all, VCRs?

  • DVDs
  • Blu-ray discs
  • both of the above

_____ collects on the heads and rollers inside a VCR.

  • dust
  • moisture
  • dead bugs

How often should you clean your VCR?

  • once a day
  • once a week
  • once a month

Should you use self-cleaning tapes that take a few minutes on the "play" setting to clean your VCR heads?

  • yes
  • no
  • sometimes

What's the best way to clean your VCR?

  • Open it up yourself.
  • Call a pro.
  • Use a cleaning solvent.

What's the first thing you should do before opening up your VCR?

  • Shake it.
  • Ground it.
  • Unplug it.

Before you start any cleaning, _____ the parts you want to clean.

  • locate
  • unscrew
  • remove

What should you use to blow out the loose clumps of dust in the VCR?

  • a can of air spray
  • a can of hair spray
  • a can of bug spray

Use _____ to clean the control, audio and erase heads in your VCR.

  • a cotton swab
  • alcohol
  • both of the above

How many read and write heads does your VCR have?

  • up to four
  • up to six
  • up to eight