Cassette stuck in VCR

Artist 2004

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#1
You know how the mechanism leaps out at you and tries to drag your hand inside as you offer it a cassette. Well the cassette went in and partly down and I can't get it to budge either way. I removed the casing but it didn't improve access to the inside of the mechanism much. I need hand holding before I dare dismantle any further (memories of that clockwork watch I once dismantled out of curiosity and hair springs shot everywhere :-doh! ).

Model: Mitsubishi HS-M58V
 

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Hi Artist

That model uses the 'J Deck' cassette mechanism.

I have the assembly/disassembly instructions in a file (openable in a picture viewer)

You're on your own with this one m8 - I've never done a Mitsubishi, but apparently it's a common fault with this model.

Llew
 

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I have had a problem with a Panasonic NV-HS950 recorder.

The cassette mechanism has skipped a few teeth while taking in a cassette.

This has happened before and has cost me a repair bill each time (£60).

Is it something that can be realigned at home?

Thanks
 

Artist 2004

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Llew said:
Hi Artist

That model uses the 'J Deck' cassette mechanism.

I have the assembly/disassembly instructions in a file (openable in a picture viewer)

You're on your own with this one m8 - I've never done a Mitsubishi, but apparently it's a common fault with this model.

Llew
Blimey Llew, is there anything you don't know about?
Downloading your file as I write this.
Spiney will probably pop up in a minute! :D
 

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gameboy said:
I have had a problem with a Panasonic NV-HS950 recorder.

The cassette mechanism has skipped a few teeth while taking in a cassette.

This has happened before and has cost me a repair bill each time (£60).

Is it something that can be realigned at home?

Thanks
Hi GB. This model uses the 'K' deck.

I've repaired one or two of these before with a jammed cassette, they're a bugger to work on with this fault as you can't get at the screws to remove the mechanism in the normal way, although there are a couple of methods, one using an external supply to operate the loading motor.

The carriage connection gear has to be aligned correctly with the cassette carriage gear - you have to rotate the gear by hand so that it fits correctly with the carriage gear.

Llew
 

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Videos ?????????????Are they still about.
 
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Yes, I've popped up ......

Llew's the expert here, I have no experience of Panasonic VCRs.

However, in general, if the cassette gets stuck, it's usually possible - after getting access - to operate the load/unload mechanism by hand, usually it's a large flywheel, apparently some Pannys have a worm gear wheel that easily breaks!

Maybe help at: http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/vcrrx.htm#vxrcp (scroll down to Pannys). Also: www.fixer.com .
 

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Thanks guys - will try these solutions.

Yes, I still sometimes watch videos - but not since the cassette loaded went :-doh!
 

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So, erm, is it just me that hammers and rips the buggers apart when a tape gets stuck??? O-Ha

*thinks about the Goodmans VCR that ate & snapped my Red Dwarf Smeg Ups tape 'O'-red*
 
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