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TV/VCR combo needs fixing.

A symphonic SC309D will play the sound of a VHS but will not display the picture, any advice or help on fixing this issue would be much appreciated.

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Check if it is in game mode, if so turn off.

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SOURCE: stuck tape in vhs/tv combo

Unplug the TVCR, take the cover off, find the motor (probably on the right side of the mechanism) and turn its shaft with your fingers until you have run the tape back out. Now plug it back in and try it again with a scarificial tape. If it continues to fail, replace all the rubber belts in the mechanism.
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Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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I'm not sure how old your unit is but over time, the rubber parts in a VCR become cracked, glazed and begin to slip.

There is a rubber wheel about the diameter of a nickel that is called the pincher wheel and does exactly what its called.

It pinches or compresses the tape against a shiny metal spindle called a capstan. The capstan spindle is connected to a motor. The pincher wheel rests against the turning capstan with the tape in between the wheel and capstan.

The pincher wheel can become glazed and coated with a brown oxide that has worn off of the tape. This causes the tape to slip and it can spool out into the VCR.

There is another wheel called an idler tire. It lays flat and pivots between the sending reel and pickup reel. Its used during play, fast forward & rewind. This wheel too can become glazed and worn causing slipping. If your unit won't play, fast forward or rewind, most likely the idler tire is the culprit.

There are also belts that can also become glazed and worn. These belts are used along with motors in the tape load/eject mechanism and capstan drive. If the belts slip, the tape may not load or eject properly and the capstan might not be turning properly.

When I owned my repair shop, one solution was we to remove the belts and/or tires and apply a re-grip solution on the rubber with a cotton swab, while roughly rubbing the the entire rubber surface back & forth with the swab. The re-grip solution actually eats away the top surface of the rubber leaving the rubber surface course and causing it to grip better.

Another solution was to just replace all of the rubber tires and belts. These parts including the re-grip solution may be ordered through www.mcmelectronics.com

Please let me know if I may be of further assistance to you.

Good luck!

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Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: JVC HR S8000U S-VHS VCR switch from stereo to mono during playing.

it is a tape head problem it is already near to run out,replace it with a new one,so it will back to normal..

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SOURCE: VCR to TV setup needed

Doreen, it is a simple job. At the back of the VCR you will find two sockets mentioned Video Out and Audio Out. Put the yellow plug in Video Out of VCR and the other end of this cable will have another yellow plug, which you put in the Video IN (PUT) of the TV. Take the White plug of the cable and put it in AUDIO OUT of the VCR and put the other end in RED AUDIO IN(PUT) of the TV, (Older VCRs like yours did not have stereo sound capability, and so there is only ONE Audio OUT from the VCR. )
Now, put a tape in the VCR and hit PLAY. Switch onthe TV and select AV1 or AV2. You should be able to get Picture and sound.

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