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When I put a vcr tape into the machine, I get an Err on the time space. The tape gets jammed and I have to throw the tape away. Why is this doing this and how do I fix it. The machine that I have is the SRD3900

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The tape gets jammed and wrinkled because the capstan is moving faster than the rollers - the speed control circuit is faulty, the processor detects that and signals it in the screen . There's nothing you can do, the fault is in the IC that governs the speed and it must be replaced, and this can be done only by the repair shop of a dealer - they are the only ones that have the circuit for replacement.
Either take your VCR to one of them or get a new one (it might be cheaper).

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

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