Question about Panasonic AG-W1 VHS VCR
I havent used my ag-w1 in a while and now will eat the tape, not badly, just eject and manually respool. also last time i used it simply as a converter by hooking 2 minidv walkmans each to the in and out to transfer from pal to ntsc and it worked but the image was less than pro quality to say the least. Is this old but expensive investment just done or is there something i can do or have done?
When a VCR eats a tape, it can be cause by a couple things.
1. There is a rubber wheel called a "pincher wheel" that compresses the tape against the "capstan". The capstan is a shiny metal spindle connected to a motor. The pincher wheel can become worn and/or dirty (slick) from the oxide coating off of the tape. You can try cleaning the pincher wheel and capstan with alcohol or try using a re-grip solution on the pincher wheel. Last thing to do is replace the pincher wheel. Look to see that the pincher wheel is doing its job by pulling the tape through.
2. There is a small tire wheel called an idler tire. This tire pivots between the sending and pickup reels of the player. Its also used during fast forward & rewind as well as play. If the tire is worn, the tape won't be wound up as fast on the take-up reel as the sending reel during play. This means more tape is coming out of the cassette than can be wound up on the takeup reel. You can try using a re-grip solution on the idler tire or replace it.
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Posted on Jan 30, 2008
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