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Tape End Sensor Error - UVW1800

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Have not used use this VTR that much recently, has low hrs. and I'm attempting to transfer tapes which apparently have slack issues. 1st 2 of 5 tapes gave a slack warning. I had to take loading mechanism apart to remove tapes twice. Now tapes won't load and I get Error message 32-000 Tape End Sensor Error and going further into the diagnostic menus I also see S-Reel Error. Any suggestions would grreatly be appreciated.

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  • pvp1 Dec 15, 2008

    Also getting an additional code- ERROR 09-209.
    Any help would be appreciated.


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These error codes point to possible problems with one or both reel motors.

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