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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Robert Chatham, Sep 11, 2004.

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  1. Hi!
    I bought a JVC HR-VP624U VCR earlier today from a garage sale - a
    decent JVC Hi-Def VCR - for five bucks. Before buying it, I asked if I
    could test it - the woman said sure and let me plug it into an
    extension cord she had out in the front yard. Turned on, ejected a
    tape that she'd left in, and then took it home.
    I just plugged it in... and nothing at all! I inserted a tape and it
    took it in, but refused to eject it or play or display lights or
    anything.
    I unscrewed the top and peered in - to my untrained eye, nothing seems
    wrong. I checked the power cord connection (the limit of my electronic
    capabilities) and it seemed tight. Popped the tape out manually and
    tried the VCR on a few other outlets - same thing. There's a tiny
    flash when I plug in the VCR which lets me know that the thing is at
    least getting power, though it won't seem to do anything.
    Before I scrap this, anyone have any simple tests I can try to
    diagnose the problem? I don't want to take it into the shop - it's a
    five buck VCR! But I don't want to trash it if there's something
    simple I can do to get it up and running. I mean, it powered on fine
    at the garage sale...

    Thanks!
    Robert
     
  2. JVC dude

    JVC dude Guest

    there was a flash from where when you powered it up?
    from the display panel or elsewhere inside?

    I'm not sure of your model, I'm in the UK and until I'm back at work (Wed)I
    can't look it up.
    usually most machines give very little trouble, so don't scrap it too easy.

    I presume it doesn't take a tape off you now?

    Andrew
     
  3. awknod

    awknod Guest

    Do you mean a slight flash or blinking in the front display? not sure of
    that model, but check the power supply could be capacitors , in some units
     
  4. Asimov

    Asimov Guest

    "Robert Chatham" bravely wrote to "All" (11 Sep 04 11:24:46)
    --- on the heady topic of "JVC VCR won't turn on"

    RC> From: (Robert Chatham)

    RC> Hi!
    RC> I bought a JVC HR-VP624U VCR earlier today from a garage sale - a
    RC> decent JVC Hi-Def VCR - for five bucks. Before buying it, I asked if I
    RC> could test it - the woman said sure and let me plug it into an
    RC> extension cord she had out in the front yard. Turned on, ejected a
    RC> tape that she'd left in, and then took it home.
    RC> I just plugged it in... and nothing at all! I inserted a tape and it
    RC> took it in, but refused to eject it or play or display lights or
    RC> anything.
    RC> I unscrewed the top and peered in - to my untrained eye, nothing seems
    RC> wrong. I checked the power cord connection (the limit of my electronic
    RC> capabilities) and it seemed tight. Popped the tape out manually and
    RC> tried the VCR on a few other outlets - same thing. There's a tiny
    RC> flash when I plug in the VCR which lets me know that the thing is at
    RC> least getting power, though it won't seem to do anything.
    RC> Before I scrap this, anyone have any simple tests I can try to
    RC> diagnose the problem? I don't want to take it into the shop - it's a
    RC> five buck VCR! But I don't want to trash it if there's something
    RC> simple I can do to get it up and running. I mean, it powered on fine
    RC> at the garage sale...

    The power cord seems like it might be open. I've seen this in JVC's.
    Could be a case of flexing the wire a lot or a strong tug. Often it
    breaks right where the cord plug bends at the wall socket or at the
    chassis strain relief. Check each conductor for continuity while flexing
    the power cord.

    A*s*i*m*o*v

    .... I worked hard to attach the electrodes to it.
     
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