I've bought a JVC BR-DV3000 unit off eBay in order to play the mini DV tapes I previously recorded on my JVC mini DV camcorder (GR D-90), it's now broken.
I've got the BR-DV3000 hooked up to my PC via a firewire cable and all the lights come on etc. I go into Cyberlink's PowerDirector 7 and the unit is detected and I can click the play, fast forward, rewind buttons on screen or on the unit itself and they work... except when I play it will only play for a couple seconds and then stops. I can then click play again and it will play again for a couple seconds.
I've run my camcorder's cleaner tape in the unit (1 time).
I've tried 4 different tapes, playing from different positions (Start, middle, fast forward a bit, rewind a bit) and the same thing happens - plays for a few seconds and then stops.
I've also tried pressing play when the unit it freshly turned on but not connected to any inputs/outputs (just the unit sitting there) and the play light comes on and I hear tape noise for a second and then it stops.
The one thing that is different about the unit is that it did not come with a power supply. The original socket for power at the back of the unit is very unique and I was not able to find a replacement. So, I took it to an electronics shop and they jumpered a different power supply socket into it that a normal power supply adapter would fit into. The original socket has labels that say "DC 12V 14W 1.17A". My replacement power plugin is "Output: 12V 2.5A" which I was assured would be sufficient.
So, any ideas why the unit will only play a couple seconds of tape? What do I need to do to fix it?
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Try REW and FF the tapes completely at least 5x each 1st before playing them.For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
Tried the RWD & FF 5X on several tapes, no luck on ay of them.
Any other ideas? Anyone?