Hi- I love this VCR, but it doesn't power up or even light the LED when plugged in. Hate to toss it when it's been so good for past decade, but before i attempt repair was wondering if this is fixable or whether parts are easily obtainable.
First place I'd look is the fuse. Take the top off and there should be a fuse located near the AC power supply. If it's blown try replacing it. Make sure you replace it with the same value though.
Be prepared for it to pop again though - often when they blow it's because there is a more serious issue further downstream.
Good luck! :)
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Hi, If front display lit up when vcr plugged in that means power supply is working and issue is in system control section, and if front display remains dark while vcr plugged in wall socket then power supply is defective. As you know its an old model vcr so I do not think spare parts would be available any more, I found good option for you to fix this vcr. Click eBay.com link to get same vcr in working order for $40 that can be used to obtain either power supply or any other board/ parts to repair your vcr. Hope these info will help you. Thanks.
Hate to say this, but when power outages occur, things like vcr's are the first thing to fry. But if you feel that the vcr is fine as far as powering up, then unplug it from the wall socket for 30 minutes or so, plug back in and see results.
Just had the same E2 come up on my HSU-445. The only thing we could figure out was to try a different tape than the one that was in there when the error came up. That seemed to do the trick. Not sure how long that will work. Good luck.
Hi when you switch it on does anything light up like the display or standby light if not then it is going to be the internal fuse needs replacing these are cheap to buy it is located where the powe lead goes into the unit and it is a glass fuse take it to shop to make sure you get correct fuse let me know how you get on. If the video lights up and you get standby light or any light check that the lock function on the controll isnt activated as this will cause the controll to fail let me know how you get on ok
This may indicate power supply problems, or perhaps an overload condition, causing the power supply to go into overload protection.
If you have a voltmeter, schematic (helpful but not 100% necessary), you could check voltages. You should see at +5 volts, +12 volts, and one or two others.
A frequent power supply problem is one or more electrolytic capacitors go wacky, and cause the voltages to be way off, and a non-operational unit.
If this is one of the newer low cost rigs, then taking it to a service center isn't cost effective. Toss it and purchase a new one.