Hi all, new here. I own two EVO-9850 units and neither of them work properly:
One starts up OK but the head doesn't spin, rather makes a bunch of squealing noises and then the machine throws Error 20
The other one throws Error 20 immediately, and sometimes Error 90 when restarting. Lights are on indicating that it thinks there is still a tape in the deck. Haven't tried inserting a tape.
I have purchased volume 1 of the service manual but it doesn't appear too helpful at this time. I have scoured google for information and found one potential lead about four unidentified capacitors on a poorly described board, but that is all.
I'm hoping someone may have some experience with these or similar devices and would be able to point me in the right direction. I have a lot of Hi-8 tapes to digitize!
Thanks for looking! Any help is appreciated!