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Hello!


I'm not sure this is the right subforum, but I couldn't find anything on retro/vcr video equipment anywhere else =/


Anyway, I have an old Sony SLV-940HF VCR/Recorder that had a tape jammed in it. It wouldn't play, eject, or anything. So I had to open it up, and carefully remove the tape manually. When I put everything back together, I noticed it will no longer "take" the tape when I put it in. Usually it sucks it in and does it thing, but it won't do anything now!!


I've checked the "tape loading bracket" and mechanically it works fine. I put the tape in and can manually slide it back and down. But for some reason, the VCR it won't automatically feed. Also, the VCR itself seems to work fine. Everything is spinning and moving, etc.


Here are some pics. I'd really appreciate some help

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http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/2804/dscn3178.jpg


thanks!!
 

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I have this same problem too, if you've managed to fix it, please let me know! I'd hate to have to go buy all my old movies on dvd now. I had to surgically remove the tape as well, and my vcr doesn't "suck in" the tape anymore either.
 

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I once knew someone who owned a VCR repair business.


We had a discussion, the bottom line of which was that a considerable percent of VCRs repairs were for one of two simple problems:


1) A drive belt had broken.


2) An IR light source (and or Sensor?) that senses that the tape is at some location(s) had failed. There may be two or more of these IR-Sensors pairs in your VCR. You might also locate and make sure that they are dust free, etc.


Sounds as if your belts are OK. I'd read up on the IR light source and symptoms if it fails. I don't know how you would check it. Finding a replacement?


There are probably better forums for that repair on AVS.
 
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