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Stops during rec, error code E - 5 in display

My TL-500 has worked perfectly until some days ago. Now when i try to record, it starts as normal, but after apr one minute it shuts down, and the display flashes E - 5. Does anyone know what this means? I've tryed changing tape, but it didn't help.

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Re: Stops during rec, error code E - 5 in display

E-5 is a "reel lock" error. This means that one or both of the reels that move the tape through the deck have stopped turning and are not sending a feedback signal to the system control cpu. This deck does use a drive belt, and has a clutch mechanism to transmit power to the reels. Check the belt and clutch for wear (the belt has a tensioner; the tension screw may be loose.).

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Re: Stops during rec, error code E - 5 in display

I don't know the specific of this error, but here are is a suggestion or two. Does it exhibit the same problem in playback? If it does not, then perhaps it isn't receiving a good signal to record and is shutting down. check your RF input/output & video/audio connections. If it does have the same thing in playback, then you may want to check the tape transport mechanisms. Take the top cover off, play a tape, and observe. If the right hand reel is stopping, intermittently or completely, tape will spool out. There is a sensor for both takeup and supply reels, and the logic circuitry will stop the mechanisms if something awry is sensed.

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