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JVC GR-AX640u VHS-C Eating Tapes

I have a JVC GR-AX640U and is eating tapes in play and record modes.
I just bought camcorder off of e-bay. Camera works fine except for eatint tapes. I will try a cleaning, but if someone has the sam camea and problem
please let me know and how you fixed problem. One mor thing, when i first
put tape in and started to record it worked for 30 seconds at least. When
it stopped and i went to eject the tape was rapped around video head which
leads me to believe that it justs needs a cleaning. Anyway i will post if
cleaning works.

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  • Mark Skinner Nov 10, 2008

    I posted the problem with the JVC GR-AX640U and found that one of the pinch rollers were broken. So i glued it back together and figured that solved the problem of it eating tapes, it has not solved the problem. It fixed the problem with the broken pinch roller but i will try the post that was posted about the problem. The capstan belt slipped from the motor, I don't see any belt but i have not yet took it back apart. I see alot of gear driven stuff.

  • Mark Skinner Nov 10, 2008

    Thanks for the info i will let you know what i find out anf if it fixes problem.

  • Mark Skinner Nov 10, 2008

    You are exactly right. I found the belt after i took the gear assembly off, it was laying there. I am in the process of taking camera apart and i'm half way there. Will keep posting as i go. This may help others that have thesame problem. I don't recomend this job to thenovice, it is very easy to break something. Most should take to a repair shop. I have experience in this field so it's easy for me. Thanks

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The capten belt slipped from the motor.so remoce the mechanisum and fix with a new one.

Posted on Nov 10, 2008

  • JAYA SANKAR
    JAYA SANKAR Nov 10, 2008

    The capstan belt is lockated in the back side of the mechanisum.remove the mechanisum,remove printed circuite board,you will find capstan belt.

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