Question about JVC HR-S3901 S-VHS VCR
Using the remote and pressing the "TV/VCR" button used to switch my TV picture from TV (cable) to VCR (tape or cable). Today, it stopped functioning. After pressing the button several times, it remained on TV. All other functions on the remote work fine. In fact, I used another JVC remote with the same results. When I connect the rear S-video output to another monitor, the VCR picture works just find. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting all cable connections and I unplugged the VCR (reboot) with no changed results). In 20 years I have never heard of a VCR malfunctioning like this. So the problem seems to be that the VCR will no longer switch between TV/VCR. What causes this and how can I fix it. Thx.
Put a tape in the vcr & press play ,if the picture still does not appear it is most likely that you have faulty cable/s(that is of course providing you have selected the vcr mode on the tv ie.rf/av)
Posted on Dec 12, 2006
Ifyou do not see the VCR/TV button switch on the front panel, then its a problem most likly with the firmware in the microprocessor. If you do see the VCR/TV indicator switching in or on the front panel display, most likly a defective RF modulator/switcher or RF antenna pack. You may still be able to get one from like MCM or tritronics or PTS corp can rebuild it for you. I have seen this type of break down many times with VCR's as we used to do hundreds of VCR repairs a day as we did factory service for several companies in the NY/NJ area. Good Luck Please do not forget to rate this thread.
Posted on Dec 11, 2006
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you must select the input in your vhs. usually its a line input (wether 1 or 2). try to find it also using your supplied remote for the vhs. good luck!
Posted on Feb 13, 2007
the eject button is a plastic piece that turns and pushes down on the board and is more then likely broken open the vcr take off the front face plate and check the button, it will propaply fall out. you can use super glue and glue the button back in place
Posted on Jan 05, 2010
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