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Transport erratic - machine cuts out on PLAY/REW/REC

GE Comm Adv ('96/'97) model-
erratic since few yrs- now more consistently so. Copied over commc'l
tapes...were fine until recent probls..now snowed over & inexplicably erased.

E.g., when set to REC, at times, will attempt, but immediately SHUT DOWN. Ditto, for PLAY, REW.

Machine only used about 1/3 of its life (storage), but have PAUSED a lot & SLO-Mo'd...Never cleaned. Insides LOOK good! but can't I.D. any 'parts of causation.'

Discontinued Commc'l Adv feature, but no change in function.

s/SHUTdown in NV

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A machine reset (unplugging- (x1 wk)) temporarily seemed to fix; some probls returned after 24 hrs.

Technician series text suggest probl may be Tape Load reel (gears, worn belts), tape slack sensor,
mode switch, etc. In other words, machine needs overhaul due to lack of maintenance. [ But where to get necess parts???!! ]

Audio & picture still perform well. Suspect snow dropouts due to tape age (at least late 1980s) & oxides.

/K_M

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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