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Vcr plays ok, but will not rew or ff

When you try to fast forward, or rewind, the stop button blinks quickly and the vcr unit powers down by itself. When you are in play mode, it works fine. I have replaced the capstan belt & motor, drive gear assembly, and the main mother board. So far I am still having the same problem. I also checked the alignment of the gears and they are right on the money. What can I do? ref. Panasonic AG-720

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Re: vcr plays ok, but will not rew or ff

Either bad mode select switch or bad sensors. my bet would be bad mode switch( pull apart and clean contacts.)

Posted on Mar 13, 2007

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