Yes seriously, is there a BCSB'er that worked on these things back in the mists of time?
I have bought a couple of multi format VCR's (for my home country PAL tapes) and both have expired. The $600 Samsung lasted about 20 hours, and on further internet research I found that they all do that. Apparently they have a chronic power supply problem. So I bought a used Panasonic professional model which was ex RCMP. Really nice machine which tested perfect when I bought it, but lasted 1/2hr before munching a tape and is now just a paperweight. I would like to get the Panasonic looked at to see if it's something simple, and at least retrieve the tape which is of sentimental value.
If anyone knows their stuff with these things, the help would be much appreciated.
I could offer bike related help or cash reward in return for a fix.
Oh and BTW, Happy Christmas to one and all. Have a safe two-wheel 2012.