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Cheap cassette players have no rewind feature. This allows the mechanism to be simpler and cheaper; they just 'pull' the tape forward constantly, without the pinch wheel for "fast" [sic] and with the pinch wheel for "play".
To work out if this is the problem with your cassette player, look inside with no cassette inserted. If one of the spindles is plain, without the "three-pronged" device to engage with the spool, then you have the cheap device with no rewind. Turn the tape over, and fast-forward.
If you are not getting video from a VCR, 8MM camcorder, or Digital Video recorder camcorder but get audio, do the following:
1. Use a brand new tape - right out of the package and insert it into the drive.
2. Perform a record on the tape - set it to do a RECORD (not playback).
3. Allow it to complete through the entire tape without stopping.
4. Upon completion - allow it to rewind.
5. Insert a known good prerecorded tape and play - observe the image. If it's good, then the head was just dirty and is now clean.
You may perform the above as often as necessary without any damage to the device.
No. The timing cam is misaligned. The carriage is suppose to accept the tape, and when you close the door, it pulls the tape from the carriage towards the head and drive the take-up reel to the supply reel as the head reads or plays back the tape. If the timing cam is misaligned, it will not accept the tape and thus you get the error message.
stop bying sony camcorders, I had same problem and its was my second
sony camcorder that failed to function properly after just one year
(just after waranty expierd) the first I took to shop to repare ****
after two weeks it was broken again, this while I diden't even realy
used it; my very first camcorder: a canon, functioned more than 6 years
and if I wanted I could still repare it **** it's analog. so go Canon,
even sanyo is better these days than a f#^îng sony
VCR is set with blank tape..Bring up vcr control on TV with television set on Chanel #3, go to menu
Follows procedure for progamming date,time start,time finish,chanel and.speed and single recording.finally click on menu and turn vcr off. Vcr lights indicate set for taping,,.Does no start to tape at requested time and lights indication taping ready stays on ??????