Replacing the belt in a RCA Property Theatre VCR from 1998.

Replacing the belt in a RCA Property Theatre VCR from 1998.

This is a RCA Property Theatre four-Head Hi-Fi Stereo VHS VCR from 1998 that I acquired at a flea marketplace final summer for $five. The device has generally performed again tapes perfectly fantastic, and the sluggish-search functions labored as nicely. Having said that, the rapid rewind was a distinctive tale. From time to time it would get the job done, but most of the time it would transfer particularly slowly and gradually, if at all, and at times ability off and eject the tape. I lived with this for a while, but not too long ago made the decision to fix the problem. I promptly understood the issue was a poor belt, considering the fact that I could listen to the motor spinning inside even nevertheless the reels were not relocating. I took the device aside (which was far more difficult than I expected since of its style and design), and merely replaced the belt that connects the capstan motor with the loafer gears. I experienced a equally sized capstan/loafer belt from a junk Magnavox VHS/DVD combo that was in excellent shape, so I put that in the previous belt’s spot and the device performs perfectly now. Granted, I never know just how extensive that belt will final thinking of its primary supply, but for now all the things performs as excellent as new. I program on performing a independent online video demonstrating this VCR quickly.

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