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Sanyo VCR4300 Betamax

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Donald, Jan 18, 2004.

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  1. Donald

    Donald Guest

    I'm working on this unit and it has good rewind, good fastforward, but when
    you press play or record it starts
    to play or record then stops in about 1 to 2 seconds. Dont understand why it
    is stopping and not staying in
    play. If you can help me fix this machine I will appreciate it, please email
    w/info if you can thanks in advance.
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  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    I would guess the idler tire that turns the takeup reel for play mode is
    worn out.
  3. Check that the takeup reel is moving. If it doesn't move fast enough, a
    loop develops and the machine senses the tape slack. And stops.

    Not sure about this machine, but others I've seen have an idler driving
    the tables, and the tire wears down over time. You could try some
    rubber conditioner, or see if you can replace the tire.
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