Question about Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30 Minutes Digital Betacam SP Tape

1 Answer

Digital betacam tape stuck in Sony UVW-1800 deck

Haste is sometimes so counterproductive!  Didn't notice the tape was a digital betacam version before loading it into the UVW-1800 ... now I can't get it out!!   Any suggestions out there??  Although relatively obsolete, I need this deck working. I'd be most thankful for some advice on solving this problem. Thanks everyone! don in NJ

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Cheetah:

    An expert who has answered 20 or more questions within one hour.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 78 Answers

Digital tapes should still eject normally (they are the same size and shape) which indicates that it has jammed somewhere inside.
If you want to fix it yourself you will have to remove the cover and check the tape.
If the cassette hasn't spooled up and all the tape is inside the cassette you should be able to unscrew the carriage (the cradle that takes the tape in and down) and remove it that way.

If the tape has spooled around the heads there is a cog (can't remember the exact position of it) arranged vertically near the side of the machine that you can manually wind the spooling arms back into the cassette.

Good luck

Posted on Jan 31, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Visual distortion when capturing


If you mean by distortion; video wavey look at the top. Your tape guides have moved out of adjustment (the two poles that pull the tape around the head). They are adjusted by screwing them up or down with a tool that looks like a flat screw driver with a slot in middle. Cleaning will not fix this problem. I would recommend you take it to a professional TV/VCR repair shop. It is very difficult to do correctly without proper tools and test signal. Shouldn't cost you more then their basic labor fee.

Jan 23, 2014 | Sony UVW-1600 Videocassette Betacam SP...

1 Answer

Sony UVW-1800 error message: 02-274 -- What does this mean?


I found a site where the error code are.
http://z.baidu.com/question/97641503.html
02-274 Failed to detect the T reel FG during threadingI hope this helps

Sep 26, 2009 | Fuji M321SP Betacam Tape

1 Answer

Error02-694 Sony Betacam Deck UVW-1800


UVW-1800 error 02-694 indicates a problem with one or both reel motors. check the cables going to both motors; have seen failures related to these cables.

Jul 21, 2009 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

1 Answer

Sony Beta sp deck 1800 wont take larger tape down


Most likely problem when a Beta SP deck won't take the large tapes is a bad cable in the cassette housing. Replacement isn't too difficult, and the cable only costs about $20.00.

Jul 14, 2009 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

1 Answer

Beatcam SP error message


BVW-75 error 09 is "threading motor time out". Look for something obstructing the travel of the threading ring inside the deck (the ring which pulls the tape around the video head).

May 02, 2009 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

1 Answer

Sony UVW-1800 Error Code


I just found this post on another site :
tsvservice- 29th Jun 2007 14:0109-221 is "failure to complete threading within the specified time". in plain talk, the mechanism in the deck that threads the tape around the heads is not working. this could be a bad motor, bad gear, or even a bad tape.

Feb 15, 2009 | Fuji M321SP Betacam Tape

1 Answer

The machine is a SONY VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER UVR 1400 AR


uvw-1400 error 02-803 is "tape tension error when threading". possible bad threading motor or threading mechanism.

Feb 11, 2009 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

1 Answer

Mensaje error 02-395 on a Sony BETACAM UVW 1800


error code 02-395 points to a problem with one or both reel motors. a good technician should be able to fix this easily.

Jan 21, 2009 | Fuji M321SP Betacam Tape

1 Answer

I have a Sony UVW 1800 Beta SP deck. This morning, after completing a dub, I rewound the tape. The machine made a sound, the tape stopped and became stuck in the machine. I received an error code 02-803. I...


check your tape deck unit throughly check for any physical damage of REWIND/FORWARD Gears.and FLY Wheel.
and dis locateion of some lever positions.
defnitly you get solved

Nov 13, 2008 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

3 Answers

Error code 02-694


The probem as told on another site (sorry, can't remember to give proper credit) is that the pinch roller is not making contact with the capstan. THis is exacly what happened to my 1800 after sitting for a long time with no use. THe solution was to manually excersize the lever going to the solenoid to unstick the mechanism. Then, voila, pinch roller pinches, tape moves, UVW1800 happy again.

Apr 13, 2008 | Sony Betacam SP Small Videocassette 30...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Electronics - Others Logo

935 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Electronics - Others Experts

Sandy Moore
Sandy Moore

Level 2 Expert

101 Answers

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4861 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Are you a Sony Electronics - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...