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My DR-MV150B which I've had for years, now "eats" tapes; how…

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My DR-MV150B which I've...

My DR-MV150B which I've had for years, now "eats" tapes; how can I repair this? By "eating tapes", I mean the tape appears to get caught in the transport mechanics and by the time I get it out, it either stretches the tape or breaks the tape. Is it possible to fix, and can I fix it? Do I need new parts, and where do I get those parts?

Technician's Assistant: What device or product does this involve?

The DR-MV150B is a JVC VHS recorder/playback and DVD recorder playback.

Technician's Assistant: Who makes your media player? How old is it?

JVC makes it and I have had it for - perhaps, 10 years?

Technician's Assistant: What have you tried so far with your JVC media player?

I have purchased a "used" DR-MV150B which I am also having difficulties making work? Perhaps I could use it as a source of replacement parts for the original unit?

Technician's Assistant: Anything else you want the Video Expert to know before I connect you?

If it is unreasonable for me to attempt to repair this, is there a repair facility that might repair it at a reasonable cost?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Recorders and Players
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Electronics Technician: Harry, Customer Service replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I would appreciate your council on this. By-the-way: I did not mention this before, but I have used VHS tape head cleaners on a regular maintenance basis, and this cleaning process does not help.George Diefenbach
Electronics Technician: Harry, Customer Service replied 7 months ago

Hi George,

There isn't a repair facility so you would need to find someone locally that could do the repair but you might end up paying a lot of money to do so. Alternatively, you can buy it used on Amazon for $300.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Do you have any information about this media recorder/playback machine, that might be useful to my efforts to repair it, or am I left to my on approach to this problem?George D
Electronics Technician: Harry, Customer Service replied 7 months ago

Due to the age, there isn't much information available on it and it is one of those types of equipment that would require a hands-on approach unfortunately.

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