Quantcast VCR not allowing tape insert? - digitalFAQ Forum
  #1  
09-18-2020, 02:36 AM
Dukesilver Dukesilver is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I have just picked up an Orion 9" TV/VCR combo to convert some old VHS tapes.

The unit was working well and I had viewed some tapes with no problems, then I put in a tape (which had a slight wrinkle in it) and when I tried to remove it, it did not eject correctly. The tape was still unreeled and had caught on one of the knobs inside the VCR. I was able to remove the tape without any drama, but now when I try to insert another, it does not go in.

I have managed to take the unit apart and get access to the loading mechanism, but I am outside of my expertise now and can't work out what is going wrong/needs to be fixed. It seems as though the unit is locked in the wrong position, as there doesn't seem to be any broken or loose parts.

Can someone please give me some advice on how to diagnose the issue and then hopefully fix it?

I have attached some photos below of the unit. I am more than happy to take some more, if it will help.

https://ibb.co/6n6HQ3h
https://ibb.co/0fP7vmL
https://ibb.co/qsW3XHV
https://ibb.co/xj94L9T
https://ibb.co/d4kskH5
https://ibb.co/12CTcRD
https://ibb.co/mSTsG6k
https://ibb.co/HFfmX5y
https://ibb.co/WH5kcS7
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
09-19-2020, 06:00 AM
dpalomaki dpalomaki is offline
Free Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: VA
Posts: 1,039
Thanked 223 Times in 192 Posts
When a tape is inserted does it start to load and then quit, or do nothing at all?

I am not familiar with the mechanism in the combo set and cannot speak to its quality. Repair parts will likely be hard to find. It appears to date from around 20 years ago, and there is a humorous review of sorts on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/vhsmikey/vi...related_videos

It maybe that the "phasing" or timing of the internal gears/mechanism is off (e.g., a gear has slipped a cog), or an internal sensor is disconnected or obstructed by some debris, or out of alignment and the VCR's self-protection routines prevent operation. I cannot tell from the photos.

Obtaining a service manual that covers the mechanism used should give you the needed information to verify/set the timing. However, it will requires technician skills and appropriate tools.. Also, this class of combo set was likely sold as a "throwaway" in that the cost for "bench time" to repair at standard shop rates likely exceeded the cost when new.

In any case it is not among the recommended VCRs for video transfer/conversion and not likely worth the effort to repair even as a DIY project.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SL-HF900 ejects tape right after insert emamid Video Hardware Repair 9 04-04-2019 03:32 PM
JVC HR-S6900U turns off after tape insert or eject? Y4BB Video Hardware Repair 6 08-14-2018 10:06 AM
Faulty TBC issue? AVT-8710 insert frames? jt_retro Capture, Record, Transfer 27 05-25-2017 09:06 AM
Panasonic AG-1980P VCR buzzing, won't insert tape? bluesidel Capture, Record, Transfer 6 05-24-2016 07:24 AM
Panasonic NV-FS90 ejects the tape after insert thaitobbe Video Hardware Repair 1 09-30-2013 12:39 PM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM