Stupid question about an old Panasonic AG1950,...

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by terryisnow, May 23, 2007.

  1. terryisnow

    terryisnow Guest

    Hi,

    I hope this is the right forum for this type of question. I apologize
    if it's not and kindly ask for redirection. Anyways,...

    I've just inherited my dad's old Panasonic AG1950, no manuals, no
    remote. All I want to do with it is use it for basic things like
    recording the news every night but I can't even figure out how to do
    that! Right now I'm just trying to figure out how to record with it.
    It's hooked up properly as I can play VHS tapes with it, and when the
    TV/VTR signal is set to TV I can watch cable. The problem is that
    everytime I press "Rec" it ejects the tape. I've checked all the usual
    things (that the erasure tab is still there, that the tape wasn't at
    the end, etc. etc.) but nothing seems to work. I've tried hunting down
    the manuals at www.panasonic.com but they don't seem to have the
    online version for the AG1950 (the AG1980 is on there though). Anyways
    I'm at my wits end so any and all help will be much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Terry
     
    terryisnow, May 23, 2007
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  2. terryisnow

    Bill Fright Guest

    check to see if the record tab is intact on your tape - or try a brand
    new vhs tape, which will have the tab intact.
     
    Bill Fright, May 24, 2007
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  3. terryisnow

    terryisnow Guest

    Yes I tried both, no luck.
     
    terryisnow, May 25, 2007
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  4. Sounds like the sensor which detects the presence of the tab might be
    broken.
     
    Scott en Aztlán, Jun 23, 2007
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    Richard Crowley, Jun 23, 2007
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