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Shuttle83.

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.


Regards,
Neil

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  • yellowwestie Aug 20, 2008

    Shuttle83.

    Ah, thanks for the advice.

    No experaince of working at component level. Will see if I can figure out measuring supply voltage with my multi-metre - but no way of checking actual IR. If a new sensor's cheap enough will just swap to prove.


    Thanks,
    Neil

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Hello yellowwestie,

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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