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Hints On Servicing a VCR  

 
crustytv
(@crustytv)
Vrat Founder Admin

Folk often ask how best to tackle servicing a video cassette recorder. For those who have not yet earned access to the VIP data library, this extract from Ferguson Feedback N0.53, provides much of what you need. This article is not a restoration guide, its is how to perform a regular maintenance/service upon a VCR. Depending on your VCR hardware, allow for such variances but the general principles involved apply to all.

If you are looking for advice on how to restore and diagnose a VCR to component level, check out past threads in the VCR section of the forum. If you cannot find an answer there, consider starting a new thread detailing the problems you are facing.

At the foot of the page you will also find some further recommended reading.

Lets Get Started .. First Things First

The Tape Path

Cleaning Regime

The all Important Heads

Adjustments

Audio

Symptoms

Belts

Finally; Other recommended reading

https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/vintage-electronics-blog-forum/cleaning-vcr-heads/

https://www.radios-tv.co.uk/vintage-electronics-blog-forum/thorn-vcrsknow-your-heads/

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Topic starter Posted : 04/07/2020 8:26 am