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Old 01-12-2018, 02:48 PM
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AKAI VHS error code 3

I recently acquired an Akai VS-G415 , I plugged it in and inserted a tape, it came up with "ERR 3" and won't play or rewind a tape, the head won't spin either. How can I fix this?
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:18 PM
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Err 3 = The drum motor has been stopped. (When the drum motor does not rotate due to condensation, etc.)
You can download the service manual here: https://elektrotanya.com/akai_vs-g40.../download.html


Does the drum rotate freely by hand? You may have to take voltage readings at the drum motor and trace it back. It's also possible that a dew sensor or it's circuit is malfunctioning.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:23 PM
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nitroengine, I had a little turn at the head, it's a little stiff, also it doesnt know there's a tape in it when there is.
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Old 01-12-2018, 08:12 PM
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Look at page 5 of the manual, The code is about the drum.
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