Question about JVC SR-V10U S-VHS VCR

1 Answer

Neither deck will open to insert tapes in my dual deck vcr

I just purchased a supposedly "refurbished dual deck vcr" and found when I received that the decks doors won't open. I can force them with my fingers but they will not accept the tapes, I get "error" and then I pull them out. Everything else works fine. The doors seem stuck, then when I force them open they will open fine when I try them but as soon as I try to insert a tape they seem to just stop. help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,427 Answers
Re: neither deck will open to insert tapes in my dual...

It seems they didnt refirbish it, you should return it..

If for some reason you cant return it.

The problem is your carriage unit is damaged
The carriage unit is the parts that load the tape into the vcr
If you think you are able you can open it up and look if any springs have fallen out. If not then change the unit.

If you cant fix it your self a technician can easily do it for you since it isnt that hard and somplicated to repair, you just need good retainence

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

There is a repetitive click when power is on...without the insertion of a cassette.. the dual deck vcr will not work

That could be caused by a damaged mechanism. When power is applied the mechanism will try to reset the deck to the eject mode if there is no tape in. But if is damaged it can't do that. What you are hearing is the mechanism trying to do something and failing.

Dec 08, 2015 | VCRs

3 Answers

Videotape dubbing deck dead


1. Check to see if a tape is jammed inside (see 284 Extract a Jammed Videotape).
2. Try changing the video input and/or output source. Many VCRs have two ways to receive and send a video signal (coaxial and video direct). If that works, try changing the cable for the other method to see whether you need a new cable.
3. Clean tape heads (see How to Clean VCR Heads).
4. Open VCR and inspect any belts that are accessible (see 284 Extract a Jammed Videotape). A drive belt may be broken or loose.

If tapes are getting stuck / enmeshed inside the machine, itis 90% probability) a mechanical problem. Change the Belts, clean all rollers, idlers, and braking pads.
I would suggest that you also replace the Capstan Pinch Roller.


Feb 17, 2008 | Rio Go Video DDV9556 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

My tape is stuck inside and i want to eject

Locate any screws that hold the top in place. carefully slide the top off. find the loading motor. it should have a worm gear on it. turn the gear and after a while the tape should come out. is this only in one vcr in the duel deck? please reply if you can fix it. if that did not work, just let me know. good luck!

Jul 09, 2010 | Rio Go Video DDV9050 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

Can't eject tape from deck

On Sony DSR-80P error 02-221 and 02-291 is a problem with the tape pull-in or eject. Mostly the tape stickers are bad situated over the stripe-cover at the top, which should be moving freely!
Remove the stickers from the tape or put them lower on the case. If the tape is already inside the machine is unable to reject the tape - disconnect the machine from electricity to open it or call service...

greetings from berlin, matt.

Jul 05, 2009 | Sony HVR-1500 HDV VCR

1 Answer

I have very old VCR tapes which has distorted display.

The best way to go would be to get a VCR with a USB and connect it to a PC. You can get programs such as Magix from Amazon that will restore the pctures and then put them on a DVD or even Blue-Ray drive.

Jan 05, 2009 | Rio Go Video DDV9475 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

GO.Video GV2020 Dual Deck VCR

Open the cover. Rotate the gears to eject the tape mnually.
Try again with another cassette. If problem persists, change belts.

Jul 24, 2008 | Rio Go Video GV6060 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

Accordianman--Dual deck VCR not responding...

No. Sound like the Switch mode power supply is or has failed, to repair this would involve replacing capacitor and or some componets, Many repair shops these days have discontinude repairing VCR's becuse most of the time you can replace the entire unit for the cost of repairing it

Feb 24, 2008 | VCRs

2 Answers

Go video gv6060

check the drive belt - it's probably stretched and won't operate the mechanism to eject the tape.

Nov 27, 2007 | Rio Go Video GV6060 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

Error Message and tape is hung up on the drive mechanism.

check the drive belts in both decks. they stretch with age.

Nov 07, 2007 | Rio Go Video GV6060 Dual Deck VCR

1 Answer

DDV9475 faulty power on?

Best thing for you to doif you dont know where to start is open and check the fuses if this dosent help then contact Rio at there located in Arizona in the United States Im sure theres other repair places but this is the main place Good Luck

Nov 14, 2005 | Rio Go Video DDV9475 Dual Deck VCR

Not finding what you are looking for?

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top JVC VCRs Experts


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

alexander woolfolk
alexander woolfolk

Level 2 Expert

276 Answers

Are you a JVC VCR Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides