Question about Panasonic AG-DV2000 Mini DV VCR
You can try to get the tape out by unplugging the unit and connecting a 9 volt battery to the motor on the left side of the cassette housing. Try both polarities to operate the motor; this will eject our tape unless the cassette housing has a broken or jammed link. I've been able to get the majority of stuck tapes out of the AG-DV2000 this way.
Posted on Jul 11, 2007
If you haven't already done so, don't get overly forceful to avoid bending or breaking something. Often the cassette carriage mechanism is gear driven, and by moving the gear one direction or the other will unload the tape. You may need to disassemble the machine further to gain access to the drive mechanisim. Sometimes the carriage mech. can be entirely removed from the VCR by removing the attachment screws. Other times, these screws are made inaccessible by the tape itself. Look down on the right side of the carriage. If you do remove the carriage, mark the gear positioning first! as the gears must be positioned back exactly as they were from the manufacturer. You might need to employ the services of a technician if things are complicated.
Posted on May 29, 2007
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