Question about Sylvania 6240VE VHS/S-VHS playback VCR
This vcr has a light sensor that is lite up and says that there is a tape inside the vcr. I know that there isn't a tape inside of the vcr. Does this vcr have a sensor that can sense when a tape is inside of the unit?
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
Most VCR's do have a sensor system inside. It consists of what looks like a bar that is standing up right in the middle of the area the tape sits down into, and sensors on one or both sides of the tape bay that detect this source. The source is usually an infrared diode, and it is most likely this diode that has malfunctioned. I would checjk to see if anything has gotten inside that might be blocking this sensor, if not then the diode probably needs replaced.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Hello Ro Power,
This might be due to the tape sensor malfunctioning. You will need a schematic, and multimeter, and a LED power meter to work on this problem. When the tape loads it causes an LED sensor to become blocked and then the sensor tells the control chip that a tape is present and the the controll chip allows the tape to continue playing, if the sensor does not work the signal never gets to the control chips and since other events happend and triggered the control chip the control chip looks at this as an error and the stops the tape , some units even eject the tape.
If you do not have a background in electronics, I would suggest that you take the VCR to a qualified shop and have them repair it.
I hope this helps,
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