Marlene Breti Posted on Jul 02, 2007
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Jvc vcr Yesterday my VCR quit working. I went to set it to record using the timer. It wouldn't work. When I turned the power on to the VCR, then clicked TV/VCR the tv screen would go black. When I would turn off TV/VCR then the tv worked. I haven't been able to get the menu to come up, I can't do a darn thing with the VCR. When I turn on VCR power, it shows L --- then it will go to C0..., then it clears to nothing but zeros. HELP!!!! I need to get my VCR up and working - I am a Jay fan and must be able to record their games so that I can watch them when I get home from work; and I am also a football fan of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. It seems so ironic, the season started last Friday night and my VCR went on the fritz two days later. This does not make for a very happy momma. Oh yes, I also went and bought new batteries, thinking that was the problem, but to no avail. I would appreciate any assistance. Thank you, Marlene

  • Marlene Breti Jul 03, 2007

    I am so thankful it was something as simple as unplugging the unit - because I couldn't understand all the "big" words! Thanks so much for your reply - things are up and running and momma is happy once more.



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First try unplugging the unit for about 20 or 30 seconds, to do a reset on the logic circuitry. Beyond this, the rig has an internal electronic problem. The power supply circuitry would be where to look next. If you have a voltmeter and some tech savvy, check the output voltages. There should be a +5, +12-15, & a -40 volt or so. The +5volt line must be very close tolerance, within about .2 volt. This supplies the logic circuits, and if it is wrong, operation is compromised. If by chance voltages are off, such is likely caused by one or more bad electrolytic capacitors. Digi-Key Corp. has Panasonic FC series capacitors which I generally use for replacements. Mouser electronics is another source also. Perhaps another contributor has seen this specific problem and has a better diagnosis.

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