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JVC HR-J725 vcr

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Pooh Bear, Jun 5, 2006.

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  1. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest


    I have a JVC HR-J725 ( EK ) in great condition apart from a what looks like a
    mechanical fault.

    There's a tape 'stuck inside' and it won't eject. When powered on, a motor tries
    to unload the tape but there's something stopping it working. It seems that
    whatever the motor is trying to turn via a belt ( the eject mechanism
    presumably ) is jammed. Then the unit powers back down into standby after a few

    Any insight into how to proceed ?

  2. JR North

    JR North Guest

    Take the case apart and manually rotate the basket drive to unload the
    basket. Be sure the tape is fully rewound into the cassette first, and
    not partially spooled. Then, replace the load drive belt (if it uses
    one). If the tape is partially spooled, try to operate the transport
    mechanism manually to unload the tape.
  3. b

    b Guest

    Pooh Bear ha escrito:
    the belt which connects that motor you hear to the gearing has probably
    gone slack. try assisting it with a finger to see if it will 'bite' and
    spit out the tape. if not, I suggest you take the unit to a tech, to
    avoid screwing things up totally. This sort of repair is not normally
    expensive provided you don't upset the timing of the mechanism. Don't
    be tempted to play about or it may turn out very expensive later!
  4. Pooh Bear

    Pooh Bear Guest

    Yes I did that. Whatever's on the other end of the belt is 'locked up' in one
    Hmmmm... I wonder if that's the problem with another JVC video I have. The pinch wheel
    won't properly engage. Not because I played with it though.
    Ok !

    Any idea what it actually is ?

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