Hi, I had a tape that was frozen. Took cover off vhs and saw that the tape would only pull out about 1/2 way, as the deck tried to pull it into place. I attempted this several times, hoping the machine would pull the tape loose, but it didn't, so I cut the tape to get it out of the deck. Now everything works except for no video signal, either from the coax cable, or from running the rca cable output into another vhs. The faulty tape may have possibly been contaminated with dried soda. I haven't tried cleaning the deck heads yet, but wonder what happened, as the tape never got pulled more than half way into the operating position.
Thanks in advance.
Hi, All I get is a blue screen. It does accept the tape, and I do get normal audio from the tape.
I believe that I do get the words "play" "fast", etc..., displayed on the t.v. screen So I guess you could say there is that for a video signal - otherwise I would just get a static screen - I just get no video signal from the tape.
Not sure what kind of soda (i.e. coke, pepsi, etc).
Thanks again, Frank
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There are machines made just for that task such as the Magnavox DVD recorder. There is a VHS tape deck on one side and a DVD recorder on the other side. You can copy a VHS tape to a DVD and copy a DVD onto a VHS tape as well
1. Check to see if a tape is jammed inside (see 284 Extract a Jammed Videotape). 2.
Try changing the video input and/or output source. Many VCRs have two
ways to receive and send a video signal (coaxial and video direct). If
that works, try changing the cable for the other method to see whether
you need a new cable. 3. Clean tape heads (see How to Clean VCR Heads). 4.
Open VCR and inspect any belts that are accessible (see 284 Extract a
Jammed Videotape). A drive belt may be broken or loose.
If tapes are getting stuck / enmeshed inside the machine, itis 90%
probability) a mechanical problem. Change the Belts, clean all rollers,
idlers, and braking pads. I would suggest that you also replace the Capstan Pinch Roller.
Unfortunately there is some damage to the drive mechanism of the VCR. This will need to be fixed. I can't say what is causing it, but it is clearly not pulling the tape back inside the cassette before the eject action takes place.
That is exactly what a typical M-Load mechanism is supposed to do. Once the VHS tape cassette is inserted, cassette housing cover will be flipped up and two arms will pull tape out of cassette housing to wrap tape around cylindrical spinning head housing that contains video heads and, if VHS HI-FI, audio heads as well. When stop or eject button is pressed, arms will retract and tape will wind back into cassette housing. What type of problem are you experiencing with unit? It may have nothing to do with M-load engaging tape around head cylinder.
Try a VHS Cleaning Tape Cassette. Follow it's instructions. If no better result it's not worth throwing away money on having repairs done but better put toward, if you can afford to, buying: Option 1. A VHS/DVD player (combo as these are known) and plug that into the Emerson AV input. Option Two: A VHS/DVD twin recorder combo deck - and plug that in. Then start on copying any VHS tapes you cherish to DVD on this device. Option Three: Forget the Emerson except for just using as a TV and buy a new TV with DVD player built in - the latest type of combo. (I'm having to guess whether you've just used tapes to watch or record and watch)
If you are handy, 1) Unplug unit from power outlet before you do anything. 2) Take the top off /remove - screws usually phillips on both sides. 3) You will probably find the tape of the VHS wrapped around or pulled out of the cassette so you could cut the tape and probably pull the VHS out of the unit. 4) This deck sounds like it will need some cleaning and attention. Might be a good idea to take it into a qualified TV repair shop and mabe for a small fee they can clean it. Blessings, A/V Media Tech Guy
Take the top cover off & have a look on the right hand side of the deck when your tape is playing. Is the tape riding up when it meets the pinch roller ( a small black roller on the right side)? If so the roller is either dirty or worn & would need to be replaced, this will cause your tape to crinckle & damage the tape.
Could be dirty heads if you have a dry head cleaner tape try it (Maxell and RCA make ok tapes to try for ~:30-1min) ALSO:
There is a delay in the time you adjust the tracking and
the results being visable on the screen on this unit,
I suspect the tracking is adjusted off center. It takes some getting
used to the way this deck's tracking adjustment works as the VHS video
is upconverted to be captured onto the dvd and that is what you see,
the upconverted video, fed out to your TV, analog or digital, this unit
upconverts everthing to digital even analog channels, there needs to be
a noise/blue screen off feature in the menu like my old hitachi VHS
deck and my JVC ~$60 deck has now. On analog TV or old tapes it comes
in handy for adjusting the tracking/antenna.