I have a Maxell VHS tape with a lecture recorded in 1992. I tried to play the tape and it played for a minute or so, then it stopped. Now it won't rewind or go forward. I'd like to transfer the contents to a DVD. What can I do?
I work at the History Channel and have a VHS that had the same troubles. I need it desperately for the show I am working on. I tapped it on a table fast forwarded it and presto! Tape fixed, crisis averted. Thank you, Thank you, thank you.
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look to see if tape will fully load and if FF or REWIND work, if not a transport problem, drive mechanism not moving the tape, unit will sense this and shut unit off----even a problem in the loading mechanism for the VHS tape not loading the tape all the way will do the same thing.
stay with the 8x dvd (these recorders look and only work with certain types of dvds)...if your manual says maxell stay with it dont look for the brandless sale...use 8x unless your have updated your machine with new firmware from the mfr. for that 16x...are you trying to record HBO / DISNEY? its not going to be allowed on DVD...yes you can record both onto tape...but not digital..(I put all my movies onto dvd, my kids still have tape DISNEY)
sounds like to me the tape is to tight .try rewinding the tape all the way then fast forward all the way till it stops repeat and it should loosen up. if not the tape is no good the blue screen might go away after the tape is loosened n try cleaning the tape player good luck
try forwarding the tape to the end and then rewind to the start again, this can help to seat the tape correctly on the spindle . the audio track part of the tape is in a specific region on the tape so misalignment may be the issue with those cassettes.
also try to press the tracking up and down when playing the video
The idler wheel (that only drives the tape in play or scan modes) is
slipping too much (very common problem). Try verify this by
putting the tape in play then immediately press the fast fwd or rewind
buttons to scan the tape. On older machines, the idlers used
rubber friction tires - on newer ones, a clutch. Either replace
the tire or increase the spring tension on the clutch.
Hope Ya Fix It.
Soution #1 get nice but cheep VHS " rewind " macine.
2nd. Some machines have a special rubber wheel in the center,between the left [ take up or rewind ] & right [ play\record ] assemble. VERY diffiult to repair if u don't know what u are doing.
3rd. Find & REplace EVERY rubber band that u find in the machine.
no never cut the video tape at all.
with Help of your tape Rewinder unit(not in Video plaer deck) do forword and rewind for four -to five times and allow the tape for drying with the Room tempreature. then chek the quality of play back.
fine next time you try to regular T-120 -type tape
or copy with T-120-instead of T160. that will defenily help you.
best of luck.