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I have a Panasonic VHS Super Drive Ai NV-SD400 Show View that jams tapes now as soon as they are loaded. Apparently I now need a new loading mechanism. Any idea where I can source this, or is it just easier to buy another machine? Loathe to do as the current one has not been used that much and fits in with other units. Thanks.

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SOURCE: DV tapes will not load

The problem you are having is caused by the grease that is used to move the reel positioning mechanism has hardened. Once the grease hardens the reels can no longer position properly. The grease needs to be removed and replaced. Do not remove the cassette assembly, only remove the top plate. Also check the pinch roller grease, make sure the pinch roller moves freely.

Posted on Dec 26, 2007



Hi, the problem may be typical for this VCR , you must to change 2 mechanical parts, one is the plug on the loading motor , the other is a rod, but you must to have experience in VCR repairs, becouse of that the best solution is to find a Panasonic service center

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SOURCE: Part for VCR mechanism

I'm not sure what part you ned, but parts are still available from generic suppliers although not from Mitsubishi. Where are you located?


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SOURCE: VCR won't eject tape - timing of loading mechanism is off

Now-a-days most of the gears are made out of plastic(HDPE, if I remember correctly), when the rewinding command is given even if one gear tooth is worn/broken it will throw the entire timing out of 'gear'. Since the problem has already occurred, and, this is the only function that has malfunctioned my advice would be to leave it as it is! ('cos repairing/replacing it is manual & therefore a costly affair plus there is no guarantee that the replacedment will function properly)....sodeep

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VCR's have a thing called a mode switch. This tells the electronics of the machine want position the mechanical section is in. If it gets wrong signals then the VCR electronics power the machine down. These wrong signals are often caused by damage to any part of the VCR mechanical section. Perhaps in this case something to do with the carriage unit. But the switch itself can go wrong. A visual inspection inside might reveal damage to some part of the VCR.

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