Go Back    Forum > Digital Video > Video Hardware Repair

LinkBack Thread Tools
10-22-2012, 01:03 PM
volksjager volksjager is offline
Free Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,027
Thanked 212 Times in 190 Posts
i just picked up an AG-1980 that has a weird issue.
playback and loading seem fine.
but if i rewind a tape all the way to the beginning or fast-forward to the end it locks up with an F03 or F04 code.
i then have to unplug the unit and wait about an hour to get it to eject the tape.

im thinking possibly mode switch, but pannys really are not my forte
anybody have a similar issue?
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
10-23-2012, 08:43 AM
lordsmurf's Avatar
lordsmurf lordsmurf is offline
Site Staff | Video
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,891
Thanked 2,350 Times in 2,004 Posts
Anything weird with an AG-1980 these days tends to be related to the capacitors being out of value, dried up, or bulged/leaking.

Note that these error codes should be in the service manual. Have you checked it? I believe it's attached to the forum.
All manuals (or at least most of them) are found here: http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vcr-...r-manuals.html

... though I realize you probably already know this.

- Did my advice help you? Then become a Premium Member and support this site.
- For sale in the marketplace: TBCs, workflows, capture cards, VCRs
Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tracking problems with the AG-1980 Panasonic VCR? RetroTy Video Hardware Repair 3 10-26-2012 05:50 AM
Problem with Panasonic AG-1980 VCR Superstar Capture, Record, Transfer 2 10-20-2011 01:53 AM
Finally took the plunge on a AG-1980 Panasonic S-VHS VCR NJRoadfan Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 16 06-10-2011 09:00 PM
Using the Panasonic 1980 sharpen cyber-junkie Capture, Record, Transfer 13 03-25-2010 06:37 PM
Panasonic AG-1980 as good as JVC S-VHS VCR ? ramrod Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 1 11-13-2009 07:33 PM

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:23 PM