My Sony SLV-N750 VCR suddenly stopped accepting blank tapes and has ejected four so far after I turn the VCR off. Any ideas on what could be the problem?
(All of the "Auto" features are off, but it still won't cooperate.)
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Re: VCR won't take tape
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.
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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 ...
There is a threading arm that has gummed up inside the unit. I suspect that the tape is not being loaded correctly. This is a common problem with the Sony units and requires the removal of that loading arm to remove gummed up grease. Once that is completed, the unit will function correctly. Please note that the height of this swing arm is critical to the correct loading of the tape. I would not suggest you attempt this repair because the tape height adjustment needs to be exact. A local shop should be able to resolve this for you with NO parts required.
may be machnical stuck in playback mode. remove the cover and see the loading arms are near the video head , if not try to release the arm rotating caption wheel smmothly . don't push more force to rotate the wheel.
Hi, i have a Panasonic dmr-es30veb DVD ram recorder/VCR and i cant record one channel while watching another, as you can tell i am not at all technically minded and if you can help i would be grateful many thanks Eileen.
you posted 2 different problems here... to answer this one ". The tape is stuck, won't eject and I'd like to get it out without damaging the VCR unit."...open unit, find motor that moves tape ejector and spin that motor by hand (power off)
the other problem, "the VCR will not insert a tape. It keeps rejecting it."...open unit and fully turn ejection motor until home position is reached...this is a home sensor switch not being activated.