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!
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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
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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.
ANY analog tape deck or external processor woul go into the VCR OUT / IN pair or the CDR/Tape OUT / IN pair. Out of one device to in of the next then back.
Though not specifically addressed in the manual, I believe that operationally, ONLY ANALOG sources will go OUT to the Tape or Processor (whether or not the Tape or VCR is selected). Once you select either one of those the analog audio will be heard AFTER the external device proceeses or records it. It would be the same as Playing a tape.
However, digital sources will be disabled once the VCR or Tape is selected.
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
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 www.govideo.com there located in Arizona in the United States Im sure theres other repair places but this is the main place Good Luck