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!
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You have to explain what you mean by not recording. 1)Is it that the record nob is not working or the camera is writing check record tab or the camera is giving you error symbol PLS I WOULD WANT TO NO THE THE REAL PROBLEM
Unplug from wall for 30 minutes, then plug it in again. Power it on, and then PRESS CH UP & REC/QTR BUTTONS TOGETHER on your machine ~ (haven't tried it via the remote) Should then come up as "Pin OK" on the blue screen
I don't think it will give problems after that. Should stay unless you unplug for 30 minutes, the buttons won't reset the video.
You can use VHS-C (C for compact) or S-VHS-C cassettes. The S-VHS-C is Super-VHS, for better quality recordings, but there isn't that much in it compared to digital. I'm assuming your camera has the S-VHS capability, as the title, otherwise stick to VHS-C.
You need to have capture card in your PC, you can buy PCI TV Tuner, usually it has video input. Connect your VHS or any analog source to that input and a little exploration on its software. But video quality is not as good as digital to digital connection. Second, if you have digital video camera that is capable of analog A/V input option, connect it there and transfer your VHS or any analog recording to mini dv or digital 8 format(whatever you have) and transfer it then to your pc. Quite complicated but probably you already have the resources. Good luck
Dew means...humidity in camera. Power goes to Off for protection because tape or video head can be damaged if humidity at video head. Blow Dryer for 2-3 minutes in camera while in cassette compartment is Open. Hope after that camera will be ok.
There are more direct way of transferring VHS to digital format (MPG, AVI, etc. There are now cheap video capture devices like TV tuner, or a video capture card tha connects to USB 2.0 port. However if you still want to use this camera, this ?s what you need to do.
1. Connect the camera to the PC. Most MiniDV cams have an iterface called i-link, firewire or IEEE-1394. If your computer has no shuch interface, you have to install.
2. Record the analog video to the miniDV tape.
3.CApture the recorded tape to the PC. You need to video capture software to do this. You may need to convert the format to the format that you prefer.
4. Burn the vdeo to DVD, you will need a burner and video autthoring softare such as nero.
to go to the last preset white balance after turning of and on the cam , you should just click (but not hold ) on the whit balance switch but you have to select manual first ,
and if you want to set white balance then you should hold on the white balance switch for more than 4 seconds