Re: Honey, it ate the video!

Stan Gilliam (
Mon, 13 Oct 1997 06:23:09 -0700

We have had similar problems with these little combo units, Panasonic model
AG560. This happens about twice a year. This is more than with any other
vcrs we have, but it is not often, considering how often they are used. They
seem to be overly sensitive to how the tape is inserted.
However, they can be aligned /repaired.

At 03:41 PM 10/11/97 -0700, you wrote:
> We have a couple of Panasonic AG-513 combination monitor/VCRs in our Music
>Library. The other day I was viewing a videotape on one of them. After it was
>done, I rewound it. But when I tried to eject it, the video refused to budge.
>Not only that, but the machine then stopped responding to any orders: wouldn't
>fast-forward, play, or even turn off (I had to unplug it). Has anyone else
>experienced this with this (or a similar) machine? If so, would you say it's
>fixable, or should I just have them open it up, remove the tape, and
>cannibalize the machine for parts?
> Thanks for any input you can offer.
> -- K. L. Weber, TCU Library --
> Ft. Worth, Texas