Video cassette tapes – Sharp SRT-8040 User Manual
VIDEO CASSETTE TAPES
Use only video cassette tapes bearing the VHS logo.
This VCR was primarily designed for use with T-120 and
T-160 cassette tapes. It is recommended that you use
T-120 or T-160 standard grade VHS video cassette
tapes for optimal performance.
If using longer tapes (i.e. T-180) the tape travel will
not be as stable and that may cause problems.
Handling Cassette Tapes
The cassette tapes should always be stored vertically in
their cases, away from high temperatures, magnetic
fields, direct sunlight, dirt, dust and locations subject to
Do not tamper with the cassette mechanism and never
touch the tape with your fingers.
Protect the cassette tapes from shocks and strong
To Protect your Recordings
After having recorded a tape, if you wish to keep the
recording, use a flat-tripped screwdriver to break off the
erasure-prevention tab on the cassette.
To record again on a tape without an erasure-prevention
tab, cover the hole with adhesive tape.
Precautions concerning the video
Do not use tapes that are damaged, tapes that have
been cut and repaired or tapes that have been altered
in any way.
Some rewinders may tangle the tape, and therefore
their use is not recommended.
When tapes are recorded over and over again, the
recording quality will deteriorate. Refer to “Concerning
the Number of Times Tapes can be Rerecorded on”
on page 20, and replace the tape with a new tape as
Place the cassette, label side up, in the loading slot.
Gently push the center of the cassette until it is
The time display will switch to the reset counter
“0H 00M 00S” display.
The cassette indicator “
” lights on the digital
If you try to record on a cassette without an
erasure-prevention tab, the VCR will eject the
In stop mode, press the EJECT button.
The cassette is automatically ejected.
Do not insert any other object in the cassette loading
slot, as that may cause injury and damage to the VCR.
If your hand gets stuck in the cassette loading slot,
unplug the power cord and consult the dealer where
the unit was bought. Do not forcibly pull your hand out
as that may cause severe injuries.
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