I cannot load a tape into my MV6imc. Also with the tape removed the mechanisim will not retract. With the switch on the camera or play function i get the message remove the casette.
Can someone please help?
I have enabled the MV6i to load a tape by:
replacing the 3V 'data' battery,
re-entering the date and time,
turning the camera off for about half an hour,
after taking several photos using the photo function the tape would load properly.
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That is exactly what a typical M-Load mechanism is supposed to do. Once the VHS tape cassette is inserted, cassette housing cover will be flipped up and two arms will pull tape out of cassette housing to wrap tape around cylindrical spinning head housing that contains video heads and, if VHS HI-FI, audio heads as well. When stop or eject button is pressed, arms will retract and tape will wind back into cassette housing. What type of problem are you experiencing with unit? It may have nothing to do with M-load engaging tape around head cylinder.
When there's a problem with the drive mechanism of a VCR it will shut down to prevent damage. All operations of a VCR are controlled by a computer chip. This is told what mode the mechanism is in by a Mode Switch. If this is faulty it can cause the machine to play up. Sometimes a spray of Video 40 on the mode switch can restore operation. However it will not correct the problem if the mechanism has any damage on it.
"first remove the power to the unit, pop the top lid off, (4 screws) then u will see a controle board secured on top, there are 2 screswes on teh side, becareful not to break any of the wires connected to the board when sliding out of the way. below this board is where the tape is located. You should notice a number of visable plastic grears onthe side of the loading mechanisim. there reall is only one u need to be concerned with, It is Located on the left side of the motor, motor is located to the rear left side of the mechanisim. there u will see a long a FLAT gear, just to the left of the motor, there is a small amount of play in this gear, push this geer twords the rear of the unit and hold it there, reinsert the powersupply and press eject, this will tigger the eject mechanism and pop the tape out"
l would sacrifice a old or bad tape here, remove all the tape inside a cassette and tape off the small sensor holes on each side.
That way no tape to damage and you can insert it to see what is happening.
What likely is the issue is when stop it, it or if the tape does not fully load against the drum with heads, when the arms retract that pull the tape out of the cassette the mechanism is not switching to rewind it back into the cassette.
Usually this means a belt is slipping or the idler unit is not working---belts can break or stretch or even come off---belts will get slopply or bad from NO use and it is common.
The fault seems to be in the sensor and the mode switch of the loading system which is connected with the main controller processor and loading driver. This can be a failure of the tape end detector which is a IR - infra red- emitter which is placed in the center of the tape tray and MUST feed continuous signal to the END IR detectors placed at either ends. Also the tape seems to load with a false detection of the cassette within when the tray is closed for this reason of the failure along with a possible misplaced mode switch settings. This triggers to make the loading move without a reason and so can be due to failure of the the mode switch or unbalanced settings.You will need some experience to remove the tray unit, then check on the IR sensors and also check the settings of the loading drive and mode switch.
there is screws on the unit when the unit goes into rewind mode disconnect from mains and unscrew unit first check to see if the screws are scurity type haveng a hex or star shape on them if either then take to video and tv repair shop and explain that you need to remove a tape from unit you may have to pay for a small fee for it to be removed this part is all i can give but if you can remove screws yourself then locate the motor for tape ejet and load and manualy wind till tape is removed good luck