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Old 7th Feb 2007, 1:39 am   #1
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Default Ferguson 3V29 VCR

No 12v - Fixed.
Still no deck action. Bulb Changed - still nothing. Now what??

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Old 7th Feb 2007, 8:12 am   #2
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Default Re: Ferguson 3V29 VCR

Steve,

Try the transistor that feeds the lamp, apparently Q1 on the deck terminal 1 board, a BC307 is said to work.

See Joe Cieszynski's superb article in the Jan. 92 issue of Television. PM me with e-mail address if you want a copy.

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Old 7th Feb 2007, 5:02 pm   #3
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How about checking the "Dew" sensor Steve(?) Also try covering up the end sensors with tape if you have the lid off.

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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 7:13 pm   #4
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Default Ferguson 3V29 VCR Problem

Put a tape in, press play. Laces up, but for the capstan, which sits there and does nowt. Any ideas.

(I've never got on with Videos!)

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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 7:35 pm   #5
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i have had dead spots on the capstan motor on a lot of early thorn and hitachi machines check its supply voltage if ok check that it is drawing current
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 7:53 pm   #6
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Hi Steve , have you tried the loading belt . ?
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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 8:44 pm   #7
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This gets sillier. Only does it when warm. From cold, no trouble!!!

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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 9:19 pm   #8
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Hi Steve
Try cleaning the belts and pullies they tend to slip

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Old 23rd Feb 2007, 10:13 pm   #9
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Hi Steve,

As system A says, its almost certainly the loading belt, specially if its ok from cold. When it starts to fail it just misses that last little bit of torque needed to close the mode switch. Bit of a sod to change from what I remember. Before removing the loading motor use some elaccy bands or summat to hold the guides in the unlaced position, else you run the risk of the loading rings jumping free and losing the mech timing.

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Old 24th Feb 2007, 11:10 am   #10
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Definitely the loading belt Steve. It does it on loads of those JVC / Fergie video models.

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Old 24th Feb 2007, 7:32 pm   #11
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I really should have remembered 'bout the loading belt, Steve.
I seem to remember the grease on the loading rings getting gummy, as well.
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