Feb 28, 2012, 7:45 PM
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I have a GE VIDEO RECORDER # 1CVD4020X, the portable kind with the separate tuner and remote camera. Itís about 25 years old and has been stored unused for about 20 years. When I stored it everything worked fine no problems.
VCR NOT RWINDING OR FAST FORWARD OR REVERSE
Recently when I tried the recorder nothing worked. It tried to start and then shut down by itself. I opened the case, vacuumed it out and sprayed WD40 on the pivot points and levers and blew it out with compressed air. The workings look nice and clean and everything is dry.
In summary I have the following now:
The camera is fully functional and the recorder records on tape what the camera sees. The camera remote functions all work. My problems are with the recorder. It will play a tape but it doesnít rewind, it doesnít fast forward and doesnít fast reverse. It tries too but there sounds like slippage and then shuts down by itself. Fast scan forward and fast scan reverse are working OK. I looked all over for something to adjust but couldnít find anything.
Can this unit be saved or should I scrap it? Thank you.
(This post was edited by MUSKY on Feb 29, 2012, 12:14 AM)