Question about Samsung SV5000W VHS VCR
The flat copper spring's lack of contact with the mechanism absolutely was the problem here! I soldered some copper braid on the spring and soldered the other end to a lug conveniently located on a bracket behind the right side of the drum.
Vodeo 99, you are right. This is a design flaw. And properly grounding the mechanism in this otherwise decent deck should rid you of the white flecks (that do resemble dropouts) in your picture!!
Posted on May 01, 2009
Clausiomas is correct it is caused by poor connection between flat copper leaf spring on pcb and edge of mechanism chassis at rear of chassis behind head drum assy, causing poor grounding and pb video noise. Sometimes simply flexing unit will change or temporarily fix. I solder a 4" wire with crimpon eyelet terminal on one end to leaf spring, and terminal under one chassis screw with a star lock washer to ensure ground.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
It is definately the bad ground contact. I soldered a wire from the copper ground springs to one of the chassis screws. I attached a wire O terminal to the other end of the wire, sanded the grey paint off around the screw hole (for good conductivity) , and attched the terminal between the screw and the chasis. NO MORE WHITE SPECKS! After dealing with this for years, you have solved the problem. I was almost going to buy a new unit, but now it works perfect.
Posted on Feb 10, 2012
Loose flat spring leaf between main board and mechanism
solder a wire or lift mecanism and bend the leaf spring.
Posted on Jan 05, 2008
I have had 2 of these units with the exact same problem out of the box. (hundreds of white flecks that flash across the screen)
It's not dirty heads or a loose wire. It's a design flaw with the unit. I do not know what a flat spring leaf is...Could you explain the above solution?
Posted on Jan 16, 2008
Some possibilities - Dirty video heads, but unlikely. Could be bad Connections / Cables. Also, could be due to electrical noise or loose connection / cold solder inside the VCR Video Circuits.
Posted on Jun 04, 2007
Have you tried cleaning the video head? This would be the place to start. You mentioned tapping on the rig will temporarily fix the problem, and this doesn't fit the dirty head diagnosis, but it is worth a try. Also check your connections to/from the VCR. You could also be seeing "snow" due a poor RF out connection, if this is the way it is hooked up.
Posted on Jun 04, 2007
Hi, by accident I found an easy way to fix that problem. Before I inserted a tape in the VCR I tightened the tape by drawing the sprockets with my fingers. Sometimes the problem come back after half an hour or so. Then I ejected the tape and do that procedure again. Please try it for yourself.
Posted on Apr 29, 2014
Yet another Samsung SV5000 with the same problem. Mine now has the cleanest heads of any VCR but it didn't solve the problem. Bending the copper strips at the back of the chassis behind the drum instantly cured the problem, at least temporarily. As soon as I get time I'll do a more permanent job. I was about to sling it in the garbage. Samsung, you **** for such junky workmanship.Thanks to everyone here for saving me the cost of a new VCR.
Posted on Mar 27, 2012
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