My VCR is recieving power, power light is on, it accepts the tape, but will not play or rwd or fwd, it really does nothing. I noticed after taking it apart that when it first accepts tape it does load and video drum spins but it is almost like a slow down spin to turn off, which it does. It ejects when prompted but that is it!
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If a tape "hung" up and it won't accept one you have a loading issue.
The unit may use a belt to drive the tray or a geared mechanism.
In any case someone needs to open the unit up to "see" what is happening. Most of these a tape can be inserted with power off and manually cycled into the unit to see the issue---we usually use a old cassette with the tape inside removed to avoid issues.
If you cannot do that consider looking for a shop who will (some no longer work on this type of equipment.)
Weird one! The only thing I can think that would cause that is that the other things reduce the load on the socket so the VCR can't get enough power to function right. Have you had an electrician check the wiring in your house and inparticular that socket? Otherwise I would guess it's a power supply problem on the VCR. It's not the fuse anyway they would just blow causing no power at all!
this is when the take up reel either stops or when the reel pulses arent been read properly,have you tried a different tape??.It can be caused by tight tape,if this doesnt work is a job for your local sony service center
Just a thought : check if the head isn't blocked ! It should rotate
freely (without any friction).
I had more or less the same phenomenon (my VCR wouldn't accept any
tapes and nothing was activated if I "pushed " a tape in).
The reason was here that the VCR wasn't used for a long time (a few
months), but it was plugged in all the time (heated up the interior).
As a result the head was a-kind-of-blocked. Nothing serious, since I
rotated the head manually my VCR works fine.