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Sony slv 700 hf

The video cassette is ejected immediately after insertion. is this a mechanical problem or electro-mechanical?

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Re: sony slv 700 hf

Very often caused by a slipping or broken loading motor belt. Loading motor will unwind the tape and wrap the tape around head. Won't load, so it spits back out.

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Re: sony slv 700 hf

The VCR is detecting something it doesn't like. Could be a foreign object inside, or the gearing out of time or ... Take the cover off and watch it as it loads and you'll probably figure out why.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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