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Fault F04 VCR turned itself off during play. Then wouldn't eject cassette. Managed to retreive it, now wont accept cassette. Fault F04 has displayed once. Power is still on with clock display.

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    VCR is a Panasonic NV-SD200series

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F04 is "loading lock". most likely problem is that the timing of the gears in the tape loading mechanism is mis-timed.

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Power goes off when a cassette is inserted. Tried cleaning heads but it won't even run that. When power is turned back on the cassette is immediately ejected.


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