My old Sony Sony SLV-940HF VCR will not accept a tape, when I power it up the amchine seems to go into forward fast or rewind for a few seconds and then stops, sometimes it turns off then and other times it stays on but will not accept a video tape.
I have the following on the front display panel:
a read out of tape time that won't reset and the tape speed.
Any help would be great.
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Re: Sony SLV-940HF VCR Will not accept tape
Dear Rob, There can be two reasons for your problem.Let us consider the simpler and most likely cause.....Belts!!!
Unplug the Plug from the Power socket. Open up the top and bottom Panels.Check the belts. Most likely you will find a belt has snapped ( a 80% possibility) or become very very loose. Also check the Tape Loading mechanism,there is a small belt which connects from the Loading motor to the Loading Mechanism.
Replace the belts as a entire set.
Let me know if this worked out.
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The codes are to program the universal remote control to communicate with the Sony VCR. Try programming the universal remote using one of these: 60000 60032 60033 60035
The acceptance of the cassettes may not be related to the use of a universal remote control. If the URC doesn't have the "equivalent" functionality of the VCR's original remote control, you may not be able to use the URC to perform the functions of the original remote control.
It is possibe that the guide of the tape transport is gone a little off. This can happen if the guide has not loaded properly. check inside for obstructions to the link. if not try to screw down the half split screw a little down on either side to release the tracking/ noise onthe screen. Also clean the tracking head which is also the audio head. clean your roller if this is holding down the tape. Please do this with caution and care. clean your head and also the lower section of the head drum for dirt. you will see accumulation on/under the lower drum , Hope this helps. Good day
While the tape may appear to be loading properly, it is not. These units have a known problem with the grease at the loading arm getting sticky. This means that the tape is not loaded properly and will not move through the VCR properly. This is detected as the hubs not moving and the unit will eject the tape to prevent damage. This is a simple repair for anyone that has done these before, but requires an alignment check. This check requires a special alignment tape and equipment.
If this unit is 4-7 years old then TOSS it. As time goes by the rubber gets soft and the units timing gets whacked. Repair will be more than what it's worth , unless your emotionally attached to it ...
If the rt guide arm is not moving fully forward, just put a couple of drops of white grease on the mechanism.
The arm with the felt pad is the autu-head cleaner pad. after a year or 2 of use, it will be more a menace than a good useful cleaner, as it will add the accumulated dirt on to the head, instead of cleaning. Just remove it.
Is it having trouble either loading or ejecting the tape? If so, then something is probably awry in that mechanism. Take the top cover off and watch a load or eject operation. If tape isn't fully loaded, and tape threaded, then an error condition will result, as will be the case if it won't eject.
Causes include a broken piece of the load mechanism (also called cassette carriage or carriage mechanism), broken or cracked gear. If the mechanism is gear driven, timing is critical, just being out of time one tooth will foul things up. There are often marks on the gears which must line up exactly in a particular mode as specified in manufacturer service literature.
Most VCRs since the early '90s are disposeable, very prone to breakage, in contrast to early units which were made like tanks, costing $400 plus.
Is it ejecting the tape when you set up for timed record, or any record mode for that matter? If so, check for the presence of the record lockout tab in the tape. If tab is there, machine should accept it. If machine ejects tape with the tab present, then the sensor which detects tab present or absent is probably afoul. this sensor is often a small switch.
This tab, by the way, is on the backside of the tape, on the left, looking at the tape from the back.