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Video stops playing half way through tape.



Jan 1, 1970
Model - SHARP VC-MH64. This video recorder stops playing tapes, it use
to get about half way through the tape but now only plays a fe
minuites before stopping. On rewinding the tape it is meant t
automatically slow down before it gets to the end, this also doesn'
work any longer. Any ideas


Jan 1, 1970
Here are some guesses:
1. Bad or dirty tape..... try others
2. Dirty tape transport and heads.
3. Bad clutch
4. Slipping belts and/or pinch roller
5. Dirty mode switch
6. Bad tape motion sensors
7. Bad idler mechanism
8. Faulty back-tension mechanism

Go to the website for this newsgrouup at
there, with some searching, you will find a wealth of troubleshooting and
repair tips..... or if that doesn't help, TAKE it to a repair shop for, at
the very least, a repair cost estimate so you can make an intelligent repair
decision with facts instead of guesses