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My Panasonic AG-1980's

Would the local VCR repair shop know what to do? I read on this site that it may also be the "mode" switch.. Since the VCR cant tell what to do (play, eject, rewind, etc) it ejects the tape...

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  • pctek Nov 24, 2008

    Where is the mode switch located? I have the VCR open.



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Defective or dirty mode switches are common in vcrs like the ag-1980s. if your local repair shop has been in business for a few years, the problems should be easy to remedy.

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  • Don Roth Nov 24, 2008

    I haven't been inside one for several years, but I believe you need to remove the entire mechanical chassis to get to it.



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