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sick panasonic video recorder

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by davee b, Sep 26, 2001.

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    i've started getting an intermittent fault with my panasonic nvhd620 3 and a bit year old video.<br />i get total loss of sound and a central noise bar which splits into two, one moves up screen and one moves down. this repeats about every 2 seconds. this can happen with prerecorded or home recorded tapes although it tends to happen more with older prerecorded ones than with new ones. does anyone know what the possible problem/cure is or is it goodnight vienna. <br /> tia.

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    Sounds like one of a multitude of faults that a vcr can develop in its lifetime. One for the repair man I suppose.
     
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    Could be dirty heads. Have you tried a head cleaner?

    Or it may be that the auto-tracking is not working properly. Try manually tracking it.

    Failing that - yep it needs to go back I think! :-(

    Cheers,

    Paul.
     
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    Common faults on that deck were....
    worn pressure roller - causes tape to ride up and down audio/control head, hence your problems.
    Worn video head drum upper or lower - same probs.
    As said, simply dirty heads.
    Also they had a tendency to break the loading motor coupling that connects to the motor drive shaft. It splits and causes the tape to load incorrectly and so same faults.

    Approx parts prices...roller £15+, coupling 15p or head drums £50+ each. All plus labour of course, ie £35+ let's say.

    Dirty heads you can plonk a tape cleaner though to try or do it yourself.
    Search vcr repair on www.dogpile.com and it'll throw up loads of info.

    Good luck.
     
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    Having considered and discounted the dirty heads/tracking options, the worn pressure roller explanation would seem to fit the bill. anyway people thx for all your advice. :eek:
     
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    I'll have look and see, but I'm 99% positive I have a spare roller floating about you can have free if you wish. Very simple to fit too.
    I'll have a look throuhg my old spares and let you know.
     
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    Thanks. that would be great if you do have one. :cool:
     
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    Yes I do.
    If you e-mail your address to me at generalskanky@yahoo.co.uk I'll plonk it in the post with a few notes.

    You do realise this'll make Taz jealous. I didn't have one for his model of vcr, as it's so old. :)
     
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    The roller is/was in the post. You should have it by now.
    If you need any info just call.:)
     

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