Question about Televison & Video
Many thanks for the advice on Hitachi VCR not registering tape load, sounds like my issue.
I've noticed a perspex-like post on the main-board, almost as if it's afibre optic(?) that pokes up into the hole in the base of each videocassette - almost between the spools? There's no visible light that Ican make out from the thing.
Will investigate and if easily available will see if I can replace.
You will not be able to see the light because it is Infrared. But if you could get an IR meter you could test it, another way is to use a schematic and a voltage meter to measure the bias voltage on it.
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Mar 27, 2009 | Hitachi Televison & Video
Hello Ro Power,
This might be due to the tape sensor malfunctioning. You will need a schematic, and multimeter, and a LED power meter to work on this problem. When the tape loads it causes an LED sensor to become blocked and then the sensor tells the control chip that a tape is present and the the controll chip allows the tape to continue playing, if the sensor does not work the signal never gets to the control chips and since other events happend and triggered the control chip the control chip looks at this as an error and the stops the tape , some units even eject the tape.
If you do not have a background in electronics, I would suggest that you take the VCR to a qualified shop and have them repair it.
I hope this helps,
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First locate the load and unload motor, it is the one with the rubber drive band. release the drive band and rotate the gear to raise and pull the carriage back into position.
This should remove your cassette, and put the carriage back into position.
I hope this helps,
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