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Spool brake doesn't come on at the tape end in ff or rw
Either the autostop sensor is gummed (Sometimes easy to fix, sometimes needs to be replaced) or the IC tape controller is not listening to the sensor. In either case, you'll need to be very comfortable with working on tiny connections with a rock-steady soldering hand. Those are the two locations that you will want to check, and hope that it's just a gummed sensor and not a bad IC.
Posted on Mar 28, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vcr eating and/or ejects tape
Tape heads should be cleaned first and gears lubricated. This job can be done at home if you purchase lithium grease and are very careful not to get it on the heads or spools. Greasing should only be done if you are confident in opening it up. Otherwise, seek a cheap professional.
Posted on Oct 26, 2007
It sounds like the machine needs a thoro cleaning especially around the guide pins and tape head. Also make sure that the tape is not being excessively tensioned in the cassette housing. If it happens on more than 1 tape then thoro cleaning of the transport mechanism in the machine is required. You may need to run a cleaning cycle more than once or get it to a repair shop to do it for you. If it happens on all tapes then it is possible that one of the guides has become worn or bent, or the drive mechanism is at fault or the drive belt has become stretched and will need replacing.
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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I love these kinds of problems. Whenever a VCR eats tapes, it sounds like a combination of one or more things including;
worn/glazed/shiny pinch roller;
poor back tension on the reel tables;
stretched belts (if more than one belt is present in your machine).
Unless you have some technical knowledge of basic VCRs, I do not recommend that you undertake replacing any of the mechanical components yourself, as alignment/timing is involved. The replacement of those parts relating to the deck (if required) should be done by a professional service centre. They would have the necessary tools and facilities to do this.
I suggest that you take the unit to a workshop where they can examine it thoroughly - but get a quote first if you have any doubts about the likely cost(s). That way, you can decide afterwards if it is economical to repair the VCR or not. Up to you.
It could be something really simple, you should not need to replace the whole combo. Fingers crossed.
Posted on Mar 08, 2011
l would have a look inside to see if when a tape is inserted it loads and will ff and rew, if the transport that moves the tape has failed it will account for what is happening.
Posted on Aug 28, 2012
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