02-694 is "Neither S reel FG nor T reel FG can be detected in PLAY or REC mode". You can access the service menu by pressing MENU and <- (back arrow)at the same time. Have a monitor hooked to the 2 (SUPER) output and the Character switch on the front set to ON. This menu will also let you run a few tests on the S and T reels. As far as fixing the problem - start by removing the top cover and reseating all the sensor cables and circuit cards. If that doesn't fix the problem then it's time to talk to a repair shop.
The technitian that is fixing the 1800P, does not know this model.
He has worked for many years in our Public television but they only have 75, 65 and now Digital 500 and so on.
They have never worked with this Betacam series
and he has not the service manual for this model.
Also these code errors are not the same ones than appear on the other betacam models.
I've passed him your info. Hope it can help.
I'm trying to solve the problem without having to buy the service manual.
BTW. do you know if it's a 1 or 2 volumes ?
I've searched on the net and some people sells 1 manual and in some places they sell 2 volumes.
If you know someone that can share with me the service manual in pdf, I'll apreciate.