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V8824W A--Er message appeared out of the blue

Hey I am trying to play my vhs tapes on my LG V8824W VCR/DVD player, and was not havin a problem with this yesterday. Then this morning when I try to play the tapes an error msg flashes for a couple of seconds saying "A--Er". and then disappears. The tapes will not rewind, or fast forward, even the ones that were workin fine yesterday. The player was not touched overnight so I dont understand what went wrong. I no longer have the manual for the player so am not even sure what A--Er means. Any suggestions and solutions??

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  • Tamara Lee Jul 17, 2008

    hey oh i was wonderin what happened and didnt check my email until after leavin ur review


    i have tried the head cleaning tape a couple of times, it seems to make a long buzzing sound when i record for 20 seconds as goes the instructions on the tape, dont know if this is normal or not...


    wat is this belt that needs to be replaced? if the head cleaning is not doin the trick so far, maybe that is the problem. 


    just a question about the head cleaning, do i have to reapply the liquid drops each time i use it or wil they last for a specific number of usages?

  • Tamara Lee Jul 17, 2008

    this website confuses me, am not sure if i am even communicating with you by posting a comment in here...

  • Tamara Lee Jul 17, 2008

    ok so does this mean that the buzzing sound is a bad thing? im not sure how to get rid of the buzzing sound if thats what i need to do... and am not sure what u are talking about when u say its the brakes... sorry for all the questions but ur gonna have to lay this out straight for me like im completely clueless as to how this works. 


    what is the belt and do u know how that problem can be solved?


    ive run the head cleaning tape a few times now and it doesnt seem to be fixing anything, not sure if thats becos the heads dont actually need to be cleaned or the buzzing sound means the clean is not being carried out properly?

  • Tamara Lee Jul 17, 2008

    yes that is correct, i am not comfortable opening up a piece of equipment im not familiar with in case i do something wrong or permanently damage the machine. 


    the head cleaning tape is actually fairly new. I purchased it a few months ago to use on another player and remember that i was experiencing the same problem where the cleaning did not solve the problem. I think for memory that vcr player has since worked... but i cant remember at what stage it recovered. I also cant remember whether there was a buzzing sound then or not either.


    It says i need to run it on REC for 20 seconds and it also says i shud not rewind the tape until 2 x 20 second applications have been made... 


    I have done this, a few times over, so i assume this means i have completed the head cleaning? 


    ive been told that if i need to ask someone else to repair the belt problem for me it is more likely cheaper, to just go for a new vcr player? what do u recommend from here? is there anything else i can do?



  • Tamara Lee Jul 17, 2008

    thankyou very much for the advice and for your service. your right, it probably is the belt. will talk to my family and decide wat they want to do with it. 

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    doesn't rewind

  • Anonymous Jul 19, 2008

    we have 2 each RCA VCR VR646HF's & they both will not rewind !

  • sotein Dec 19, 2008

    Ive the same problem. With this indications... ive opened the VCR and take out the famous BELT... that its like a rubber band.
    I'll go to a store to buy the same... and replace it.
    Maybe tomorrow i will tell u if it's fixed or not.
    thanks.

  • sotein Dec 21, 2008

    Nothing happends. Ive change the belt and the problems continues.

    Too bad... i will put the VCR in the trash can.

    thanks for all

    bye

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Hi again,

Dunno what happened, but I just lost the Chat Window.

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    Louie Role Jul 17, 2008

    Any luck with the head cleaning?

    Additionally, I was checking my notes, in your unit, the symptoms you described also indicates possibly a belt that needs to be replaced.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Jul 17, 2008

    and hello again,

    Yes you,re messages are getting to me. The liquid solution needs to be placed only once, but you can reapply the cleaning tape a number of times. The buzzing sound would be the brakes or the cleaning tape that is wound a bit too tight.

    The belt is another possibility since I lost the chat window, I did a review of my old notes. Apparently on some combination VCR?VHS-DVD, the error code is also indicative of a non-running tape which could only indicate either there is no video (dirty heads) or tape not turning (belt problem).


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    Louie Role Jul 17, 2008

    The brake/buzzing though not normal is to be expected since presumably the cleaning tape has not been used for some time. Think of it as the squealing noise of the brakes of a car that has been parked too long, after it has loosened up, then the noise would be gone.

    You need to complete the head cleaning as that is the only easy user action/option available.

    Should that be not corrective, then it would be the belt. And to repair that would require that the unit has to be opened up. As per your chat posting, this is something you would rather not perform.


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    Louie Role Jul 17, 2008

    The head should be clean by now with that many tries.

    If the belt would need replacement, it is a relatively low cost. What I am not sure of is the service charge of the service personnel in your area. Offhand, the belt would probably be USD5 or less, service fee, that you have to ask around your friendly neighborhood tech. Add the two and that would be the repair charges.

    There are VCR/VHS players on the market for far less than 100USD


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