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Panasonic AG-1950 frozen mechanism

 

 


Mellotron
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Oct 29, 2016, 10:01 AM

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Hello. I am gonna need my Panasonic's ability to make clean, stable pauses. Problem is it's got a frozen mechanism. Here's how it goes.

If the VCR is left unused for some time, next time I will try it will always refuse to pick up a cassette, and after many power cycling it will start to accept cassettes but reject them (because power cycling it makes the mechanism move for some reason) and after many re-inserting and pressing play a couple of times it finally becomes able to play the cassette. After that, I can eject the cassette, insert another one, and it will instantly work. If I stop using it for some time, I will then have to redo the whole ordeal again. Don't worry, I have only done this 3 times to avoid breaking the mechanism.

I am 99.99% sure that this is caused by grease that has turned to glue in the mechanism. I even opened the VCR up once and the grease on the tracks of the tape guides was really really sticky. I already have some super lube, I heard that was a good replacement grease.

I have never done this before. Could I have any tips? On how to apply the new grease, where and also how to get to the bottom of the mechanism? There are 2 circuit boards blocking access and it seems like they should be able to move on hinges but they don't.



jts1957
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Oct 29, 2016, 11:22 AM

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rrobor
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Nov 14, 2016, 10:59 AM

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Sounds like belts slipping to me. Cassette is not getting seated hard down causing the location switch to not latch for the next phase of loading.


Mellotron
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Nov 26, 2016, 10:22 PM

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I don't think there are any belts in this VCR. Anyway I applied new grease into it and now it's totally broken... Oops! What happened? Don't know, my only guess is that grease went into unwanted places. Oh well...

 
 
 


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