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vcr will not play,ffw,rev

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Jan 15, 2005.

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  1. Guest


    I have a front loader JVC VCR. I cleaned and lubricated and changed the
    idler of the vcr recently. After this service the vcr worked ok for
    some months. Then it started exhibiting the following problem:

    Whenever I press play,ffw,or reverse it whirrs for a bit and then
    stops. The counter does not move. This happens with all tapes I tried
    (new or old)

    I opened the top cover and inserted a tape cheater (casette box with
    just the frame). I noticed that in all 3 cases, the idler moves to the
    right position and the appropriate reel is turning for just a few
    seconds and then the idler retracts back to normal position.

    Anyone knows what may be happening and how can I repair? Note that I
    want to do this repair as a hobby, because I can buy a quite brand new
  2. Maybe the idler isn't making it all the way over, maybe the idler or clutch
    ass'y has a problem, or could be the reel belt is bad, or the mode switch
    needs cleaning.

    Mark Z.
  3. Guest

    mode switch is a very common problem causing all kinds of erratic
    spooling in the JVCs from a few years back i have seen
  4. meirman

    meirman Guest

    In on 15 Jan 2005 01:54:38 -0800
    When using that cheater (good name), it's probably transparent and you
    have to be careful that the light on one side doesn't hit the sensor
    on the other side. Then it will think there is no cassette, or at
    least no tape in the casette. The one I bought had tape to obscure
    the light, but the tape wasn't in quite the right place or wasn't big


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