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04-11-2021, 04:42 AM
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My JVC HR-S7800U VCR has a peculiar issue in that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't work, I put a VHS tape into the VCR and it will run for a few seconds, then ejects. On top of that, I heard a grinding/screeching sound.

When it doesn't work, I notice the loading motor belt was not really moving, and so moved it along using my finger. This seemed to do the trick for the meantime. At this point, should I get the VCR cleaned by someone local (like a mom and pop store) to see if that clears it?

I have talked with SouthernAdvantage and they said they think its a cleaning issue, and they will charge around $160. Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks!
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04-11-2021, 09:24 PM
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Depends on where you live.
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04-11-2021, 09:28 PM
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I doubt this is mere cleaning.
Belts, maybe.
For this model, drive motor is likely.
SA should know better than that. Whoever you spoke with is an idiot.

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01-28-2022, 07:33 PM
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If you live in southeastern Massachusetts, I have a guy. John's TV in Taunton.
Just did major work on my 7800 and it's rock solid.
In fact he just refurbed my 4800 and I'll post on that shortly.
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