So just bought my first VCR in a long time to capture all my family videos. Based on the information I got from here, I bought the Panasonic NV-HS1000 on ebay
(which apparently was working before it was posted to me).
Unfortunately no matter what settings I try use, or what VHS tape. I only get a black screen with a white haze at the top. This haze changes when i fast forward during play etc.
Audio works fine, and if I press edit menu or go to test signal (switch at back), that shows up on TV screen fine, which tells me my connection is ok.
I have tried
VCR > svideo > Canopus ADVC110 > Firewire > Laptop
VCR > Scart > LCD TV
Both results are exactly the same.
I have also opened up player to take a look, given the main head and anything dirty a clean (it wasnt bad at all). I cant see anything loose either. - Again to no avail though.
Dont want to have to send this back if I can help it, these VCRs rarely appear. Hoping someone might know something that can help me?
I attach pictures if this helps at all too. http://imgur.com/a/i143C
Appreciate your time and support
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Added a video for DEMO: https://youtu.be/W3HWedtHSvs
(Note I am pressing the edit menu on the VCR to bring up the menu
Reading on previous threads (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/vcr-...nv-hs1000.html
initial thoughts are:
Bad Caps (likely going to cost me the price of the VCR again to fix them)
Something coming loose during transit
Re-solder IC3 & IC4 in power supply.
Looking back I wish I tried harder at electronics in school as all these repairs are beyond my own skillset!
I might already be answering my own question, but maybe someone has some other suggestions?