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Magnavox VR8280BK01 Newvicon Color Video Camera won't power up!

Magnavox VR8280 Newvicon Color Video Camera and Magnavox 2-piece VHS Deck & Tuner (VR8481BK01, VR8451BK01 & VR8462BK01).

We really want to get this thing up and running.

This is the story behind this camera that we recently purchased from a neighbour. The original owner worked in a local electronics store in the 1980s and bought this three-piece unit new, in 1983, for a whopping $2,700! Ten years ago, he bought a digital camera and put this up in the attic in storage. They took it out to sell at a garage sale, it powered up fine, they switched it off to move it, and it hasn't powered since.

The camera and its VCR two-part unit have been kept in very nice condition (very clean). The 13-pin cable seems straight, and its hold on both ends seems strong. The VHS unit works fine as a stand-alone.

The trouble is that we aren't getting any power from the VHS unit to the camera. We have the manuals for both "parts" of the set-up, but they haven't helped.

We DID see a BOLD precaution about powering the unit up for an hour or two every six months or the pickup tube would lose efficiency. The owner hadn't turned it on for about ten years. It DID, remember, power up for him at first, but it's deader 'n a doornail now.

Any help would be appreciated. I've researched this thing until I've nowhere left to look. Can someone verify that this model is indeed identical to the Magnavox VR8282 & VR8283 models, as well as JVC GX-N70U, GX-N80U, and GX-N90U models?

My daughter would REALLY like to get this working. Thanks for your help!

Janis

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  • vanadvindun Aug 23, 2008

    Thanks for the offer, Lawrence, but we really want to fix this. Any hints about how to replace the tube. I'm game to try.



    Thanks,

    Janis

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Janis,

The newvicon tube in the camera probably burned out from nonuse and age. I have several of these cameras and tubes. Would you be interested in selling? Email me at: terolar@cs.com

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  • NICKBRITT838 Aug 31, 2010

    I JUST BOUGHT THE SAME CAMERA AT A YARD SALE. IT DID NOT COME WITH ANYTHING TO CHARGE IT WITH. IT DID COME WITH ONE CORD IT CONNECTS TO THE CAMERA AND THE OTHER END IN ROUND AND HAS PRONGS. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON WHAT KIND OF BATTERY I NEED PLEASE EMAIL ASAP. ALSO IM SURE WHAT KIND OF CARD IT TAKES TO HOLD THE RECORDINGS. RATHER ITS A CARD OR TAPE OR SIMCARD. NICKBRITT8388@HOTMAIL.COM

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