Question about Panasonic AG-1980 S-VHS VCR
Good suggestions by Dodgecharger. I generally do not spend time locating faulty Electrolytics!! Blindly change all Electrolytic Capacitors at one shot. In India, the cost for all the 10-12 Electrolytic Capacitors in a VCR Power supply would not go beyond Rs. 150 (Approx. US$4)and the job is over in half an hour. Works 9 times out of ten for the symptoms mentioned by GoBotDotCOM
Posted on May 22, 2007
Power supply problems are a good possibility. If you have a DC voltmeter, you could check the outputs. In standby mode, you should see at least a +5 volt supply. This standby line is necessary to power the logic circuitry, particularly the microprocessor. In the full on mode (VCR power on), other voltages should be present in addition to the +5. You should see a +12-14 volt, (powers the capstan, video drum, & other motors if present, & possibly a supply for the LCD display of somewhere around -35 volts. A common cause for a non-working power supply in early VCRS ('80s & early '90s), such as Panasonic manufactured rigs, is defective electrolytic capacitors used to filter the above noted supplies, especially the in the +5 & +12 volt lines. Sometimes a capacitor in the primary side of the supply will go bad, causing the dead symptom. Obviously, a schematic is beneficial especially if you are a novice. If by chance bad electrolytics are the cause, and you wish to repair it, I'd suggest using capacitors designed for these switching power supplies, such as the Panasonic FC series available from Digi-Key and other suppliers. If by chance you do have one of these early rigs, these were excellent units. Most early VCRs were made like tanks, very unlike the "made to break" junkers of the last 10+ years.
Posted on May 21, 2007
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.
Here's a link to this great service
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 08, 2011 | Optoma RD65 65" Rear Projection HDTV
Jun 05, 2008 | Haier hwr10xc6 Air Conditioner
This is only the first of many things you may need to do to determine the fault. But it is a process for determining the exact cause.
Make sure the ac adapter is correctly plugged into the notebook and into the power cord.
everything is plugged in correctly and it still will not power on,
follow these steps to complete a 'power reset' of the notebook.
May 15, 2011 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop
May 27, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5420-5687 Notebook
May 23, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet
Apr 12, 2009 | Tripp Lite Tripp-Lite Internet550U 550VA...
Jan 05, 2009 | Sharp LC-65D93U Television
Jan 04, 2008 | HP OfficeJet G85 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Feb 14, 2018 | Panasonic AG-1980 S-VHS VCR
198 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!