Question about Sony DHR-1000 DVHS VCR
I have 2 Sony DHR-1000 vcr's with the same problem.
The recorders do not accept any tape's because they "say" there is a tape in the machine when there is not a tape loaded in.
I know that the problem is in the JC 13 board because i had the opertunity to change that board with a good working machine, and than it worked fine.
Sony is asking € 695.- for a new board ! so that's not an option.
I think it must be a standard problem because i have 2 machine's with the same problem someone told me it cold be a software problem in the JC13 board but i dont know if that is correct.
Can anyone tell me how to opload new software if thats possible in the JC13 board ?
I would be very glad if i could have them working again, any suggestions ?
Thanks in advance,
Willem, The netherlands
I wonder if this is a MacroVision problem. Try this; take a VCR tape that you have recorded from the tv, try to record a commercial and then play this tape through your setup, I bet you it works. (Now take what I say next in the sense that it is given and that is as advice)When you are trying to push signal that you get from an analog source from the VCR by law that signal has to be encoded with macrovision to ensure that the signal can not be copied. Now the funny thing is you can transfer tapes which have not been encoded this is normal, what you need is a piece of equipment that removes Macrovision, here is a link that might help: http://www.regioncodefreedvd.com/copyeliminator.html also look up the company SIMA
Posted on Sep 11, 2007
Error 20 is "Cassette compartment motor lock" this is meaning the cassette loading mech is not accepting the tape It could be miss-aligned in it's position or one of the sensors is defective or the motor is bad
Posted on Jul 30, 2008
Now-a-days most of the gears are made out of plastic(HDPE, if I remember correctly), when the rewinding command is given even if one gear tooth is worn/broken it will throw the entire timing out of 'gear'. Since the problem has already occurred, and, this is the only function that has malfunctioned my advice would be to leave it as it is! ('cos repairing/replacing it is manual & therefore a costly affair plus there is no guarantee that the replacedment will function properly)....sodeep
Posted on May 09, 2009
There schould be a release buuton on the rear of the machine. It's usually recessed and may be difficult to see. Press this with the yip if a ballpoint pen and extract the tape. If the tape is wrapped around the record/playback heads your only option is to remove the top cover and manually remove the tape. Sounds difficult but if you take your time it's not too bad a job.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
Testimonial: "Thank you! - no button - took the top off. I depressed a lever next to the tape switched the VCR back on and pressed the eject button - it worked!"
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