Question about Panasonic AG-1980 S-VHS VCR
I have a Panasonic AG-1980 I use for the home; pretty expensive investment so I hope I can rescue it. Playing back VHStape shows wavy diagonal red & blue stripes on the screen. S-VHS tapes are considerabley better, but still show fine interference patterns. VHS recorded on it seem to play back on other machines fine. Last year, the front panel display worked well only part of the time. When it worked at full brightness, I could hear a high-pitched capacitor squeal, now the display is very dim and it needs to be in a very dark room to be effectively used. I have the full service manual. Panasonic AG-1980 VCR. Seems to have two problems, Dim display and when the tape gets to the end of the cartridge it doesn't go into rewind. The unit freezes up won't eject the power goes off. What do I need to replace?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Colour Noise and Dim Display
The display on the AG-1980 goes dim mostly from old age - replacement of the display usually cures the problem, though you may need to replace some or all capacitors in the power supply. The diagonal stripes are usually caused by a defective video amp/filter IC on one of the video boards. If they are still available from Panasonic, they're about $40.
Posted on Jun 29, 2007
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