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Bert Salib Posted on Aug 30, 2006
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Video tape gets eaten on rewind

I have a JVC HR-XVC26U DVD/VCR combo. It's just under two years old. the DVD is fine. The VCR side will play and fast forward; but when you go to rewind, it eats the tape. I've opened the rig up; it seems that the VCR 'send' reel side has some kind of tension failure when the tape slows down at the end of the rewind sequence. I've cleaned capstans, heads and sensors. Another symptom: the digital time counter is inconsistent or not working at all during rewind. Any help??? Thanks in Advance

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With regard to the tape being eaten, quite often it is a cassette problem. The two winding reels run on plastic bases which often becomes very dry and the two reels do not run smoothly. Remove the outer casing and take the two tape reels and the tape out. Then apply a small amount of powdered graphite to the rubbing surfaces of the bottom casing. Reinstall the two reels, making sure to put the tapes in the correct positions around the tape posts, and then replace the outer casing. This often resolves the problem.

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Or the braking/tension mechanism is defective. Or the rewind clutch is defective.

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Does the machine play tapes well? Clear steady picture and all? No tracking bars? wavering sound? Tape chewing is generally a problem with a bad Capstan Pinch Roller, Associated symptoms are as above. Please do recheck or confirm if any of the above problems are also present.

  • Anonymous Sep 02, 2006

    Between the two of us (Techman and I) we seem to have covered up all possibilities.

    The Digital Timer works only on recorded portions of Tape., as takes a reference pulse from the Tracking Pulse. So, If there are areas of tape which are chewed up, there will be no tangible pulse for it to Input. All are associated problems.

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