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DSR 1500P problems loading tape

Have been repairing similar professional machines. However i dont have the service manual for DSR1500.
I have tried loading and unloading the tape in service support mode in advanced menu and tape loads normally. i have also checked the operation of the cassette compartment sensors in service mode and they are fine. However when I exit the service support menub and i try to use the machine normally, no voltage appears on the cassette compartment motor when the tape is inserted. the tape is therefore not loaded.

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  • Luwangula Feb 11, 2009

    can anybody get me a .pdf or .rar copy of the DSR-1500P service manual?

  • Luwangula Feb 11, 2009

    can anybody get me a .pdf or .rar copy of the DSR-1500P service manual?

  • Luwangula Feb 11, 2009

    has anybody out there got a free pdf or RAR copy of the service manual for DSR-PD150P?

  • Luwangula Feb 14, 2009

    The front [anel indications are normal and there are no error codes

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    In my opinion, you should purchase related service manual ( there are 2 manuals) to repair this unit.



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Are there any indications on the front panel at all? There should be an error code of some sort there. If not, I'll need to research this a bit. Please update this with any codes.


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  • ABRsvcs Feb 14, 2009

    OK I did some checking with others about this one and they are a bit stumped too. The only thing we came up with is perhaps a fault in the mode gearing/switching that is on the top of the cassette housing. Try spraying out that mode switch.

    Based upon your description, the unit is not detecting the correct mode. I know in standard VHS machines, I have seen this when the mode switch contacts are dirty. With the cassette partially loaded, the mode switch is less of an issue and the sensors indicate partial load so the load sequence is competed.

    Keep us posted.




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