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Error Codes E-2, E-41, E-61

Hello. My DVC pro deck won't move forward. When I try and record using Final Cut Pro edit to tape, it gets about 3 seconds in that shuts of and gives me error code E-61, The SUpply Reel Motor has Locked Up, or E-41, The FG (rotational speed) signal has not ben output from the cylinder motor, and E-2 - which doesn't have a definition listed in the manual. What can I do myself to fix this??? I can't afford to spend the mega dollars that the repair shop will require!

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Re: Error Codes E-2, E-41, E-61

If you're experienced in capacitor replacement, check the capacitors on the mechanical interface board. When these caps fail, you get mechanical errors like you described. I generally replace all the capacitors on this board as a precaution; I've never had a callback when I replace them all.

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