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Can't move cassette carriage.

My carriage motor seems to be under the cassette carriage. How do I get to it? My vhs tape is stuck.

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  • savvychris Jul 08, 2008

    Front view


    Right side


    Left side


    Top view

  • savvychris Jul 08, 2008

    Hi Shuttle83,

    Here are the photos you asked for.

    I think the carriage motor is under the cassette carriage itself. I thought the gears you can see in the Right side photo operated the carriage, but I can't get them to move.

    I have no documentation -- the VCR is about 10 years old.

    Thx for any help you can provide.

  • savvychris Jul 21, 2008

    I have checked all around it and can't see or feel anything that is the gear lock/release. I'm not even sure what I should be looking for.

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Hello savvychris

If you can not get to the carriage motor, can you get to the one of the gears attached to the motor or the carriage gear itself. either of these should allow you to release the carriage.

Can you post some pictures of the carriage, this includes front, top, and side shots? what I am looking for is a way to advance the main motor forwards and thus release the carriage locking system.

If possible, if you have the technical documentation, send me a copy of it, I might be able to figure out what is going on for them.

Thank you,

Shuttle83

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Jul 09, 2008

    Hello,


    There is a gear lock on this system, it's purpose is to hold the loading and unloading gear assembly in place while the motor spins the video head drum. There has to be an access point to get to the carriage drive motor. Once you find the access point begin to turn the motor this will lift the carriage and eject the tape. I'll try to find documentation for this issue.

  • Henry McKelvey
    Henry McKelvey Jul 10, 2008

    Try this, look at the sides of your carriage, and tell me if you see a gear or pulley connected to a series of gears, these would be the most likey ones to be the one to turn to release the carriage.

    Let me know if you are able to do this.

    Thank you,

    Shuttle83


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