Camera SocketThe 14 Pin Camera socket is known as a Sony K-connector. Details of the pin connections are available online.
Fault and repair guide
No reel rotationThis is a very common problem which can have several causes. The first thing which fails is usually the reel idler assembly. Replacement units are readily available and can be fitted easily after removal of the cassette carriage. Next suspect the drive belt which connects the ideler to the motor. Finally the motor itself is prone to failure.
No tuner inputThis is usually caused by failure of the RF combiner / splitter unit. Unfortunately it is not easy to repair this unit.
Timer and/or standby LED fail to illuminateThis is caused by dry joints where the LED are soldered onto the front PCB. In order to gain access to the PCB you'll need to remove the front panel and the servo board on the LHS of the deck.
VCR tape transport is sluggishInternally the VCR contains many drive belts which are used in the mechanics of tape transport. With age these belts become slack causing malfunctions and when this happens the whole lot should be replaced.
VCR fails to accept or eject tape.This is usually due to wear and tear on the cassette carriage. Best remedy is to replace but this is not pratical these days.
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|Failure to accept a tape||The problem is nearly always down to the cassette loading slot motor belt being old and slipping.
Also sometimes the user has accidentally pushed in the 'TIMER' button and this will also not allow a cassette to be loaded into the machine.
|Räderbruch im Kassettenschacht, suche Ersatzrad!||Bei Tausch des linken Kunststoffrades ist der Einzug der Kassette wieder O.K.|