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Trouble with Sony Tape Recorder SLV-E40

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by bigdaddy, Jul 12, 2005.

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  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Guest

    Hi all,

    My tape recorder stops functioning occasionally, i.e. it does not
    eject, play, rewind or forward, until I open the bottom cover and
    rotate the main pulley which drives the big pulley.

    Also I can not get the tape status indicator any more. Can anybody
    please help. Thanks.
  2. sofie

    sofie Guest

    check and clean the mode switch, also check and replace both reel motion
  3. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Guest

    Thanks for reply. I found out that the counter is ok, the button on
    remote control has to be pressed hard

    As regards the mode switch. I have no idea where it is. I would
    appreciate it very much if you could help me a bit more to locate
    this, or if I could download the schematics from Internet.

    After locating it, with what one should clean it and what other parts
    needs to be cleaned while I am at there.

  4. Guest

    The "counter" has nothing to do with the reel motion sensors.... the
    counter actually counts control track pulses from the A/C head and
    converts them to hours/minutes/seconds. If the reel sensors are
    indeed bad, they can produce the symptoms you described...... check
    them and replace them as neccessary as the reply post by Sofie advised
    you to do.
    This is not a "newbie" repair item.... maybe you should find a small
    shop that still does reasonably priced VCR repairs or find a
    technically inclined and VCR repair experienced friend to assist you.
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