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I have two Panasonic VHS-C adapters so I know what it is like to try to salvage a tape. Basically, you have two choices: complete disassembly of the adapter and salvage the tape or reassemble the adapter and try to salvage the tape. I have never seen any repair information so learned by trial and error
You don't specify the adapter you have, but most load from the top. The main thing here is that VHS and VHS-C are both the same size of tape. Whether they are recorded in SVHS mode or not will not affect the adapter, just whether or not you get a picture. Theadapter only allows you to put a compact cassette (VHS-C) into a standard VHS VCR. The adapter will require batteries to allow it to place the VHS-C cassette tape into the proper position for use in the VCR.
You must first put on the battery so that the mtor reurns back to the return mode so that the VHS-C can be placed . Once the door is shut after placing the cassette, the tape is wound up and it becomes just like a regular VHS tape. Now if this is not happening there is always a small gear on the back side with which you can manually wind to bring it up to the desired level. If not the motr is stuck or the pulley is running loose. You can open up and check inside , it is a simple mechansim with a switch to activate and return. Check the motor and gears. reset the drive by removing, check the battery voltage to the motor and your adapter will work. hope you check this out. Good day
Please check to see it the battery on your adapter is worrking fine. Or else replace the battery . If mechanical type load up the tape before you load the cassette to the player. If this ejects again the adapter is not landing well into the mechansim. cleck within the tray for any foreign bits that is preventing the adapter from loading. Also if the end sensors are detecting , use a tape to cover the inner hole of the adapter. if the tape is tight in the adaptor- check for free state by turning with the finger.
If your regular tapes are playing well then you will get the fault without much of an issue but recheck on these tips. Helpful? good day
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That may be what you will have to do, in this case, unless you can somehow get that switch to work. I don't understand why the motor continues to run, but it's probably a broken plastic piece or other gear part that's not functioning. When you take the cassette apart, try to look for any broken parts, or loose components that you can reseat. You may have to end up buying another adapter. Wish I knew more to tell you, but that's all I can think of.
Stand the cassette on the table with the line of tape at the bottom. At both ends of the top edge you will see a small recess. If the tabs are missing you have just 2 square holes. If the cassette is recordable then plastic tabs will protrude from one side of the hole but not joined on 3 side. To make a recordable cassette unrecordable simply break out the tabs. If you wish to make a cassette recordable which has these tabs missing just cover the hole with a piece of cellotape.
I had a similiar problem, or so I thought, but my son has just found that it needs a battery, which I did not even know, so maybe yours just needs a new battery? the cover is near the tab, hope this helps
I am assuming that the problem is with just the one tape...
Two things spring to mind - Either the tape has snapped or the reel lock mechanism is jammed.
1) Check the tape. With the cassette the right way up, press the little button on the right-hand end just behind the tape flap, flip the tape flap up and check that there is actually some tape there. If not, it's snapped.
2) With the cassette upside-down and with the tape flap facing away from you, you should see a small hole in the centre of the cassette about 2cm from the edge nearest you. Press something gently in here to release the reel locks. Then give both reels a couple of small turns back and forth (a finger stuck in the reel holes is ideal for this!) Before you put the cassette back into your machine, make sure there isn't any slack on the tape by gently winding any excess back in by turning the reels, but don't wind it to tightly - the moment you feel resistance, stop.