VCR tune-up and parts

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  1. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    I'm looking for advise for reputable sites that have information on VCR repair and maintanence.

    I have a great 1985 Canon 4 head Hi-Fi VCR that I'd like to tune up for play back usage. It has not been in use for about 7 years as it started to eat tapes.

    From the little research I have done, it looks like it can be made as good as new with some replacement or rejuvination of rubber wheels and belts and lubrication of some of the moving parts.

    Also any information for places to get parts is appreciated, maybe Fry's Electronics?

    Thanks! Nelson
     
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    With VCRs so cheap nowadays, do you really want to source replacement parts on such old technology?
     
  3. Nelson Au

    Nelson Au Executive Producer

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    Hi Patrick-

    Understood. But I have a sentimental attachment to it and I'd rather not add another electronic box in the house or landfill.

    Nelson
     
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    I have given up on every VCR I owned that started eating tapes. The novelty of "playing the VHS tape eating lottery" wore off on me long ago. [​IMG]
     

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