I have owned this wizard of a vcr for 3 and a half years and for some dumb reason did something i have never ever done with any vcr ... pressed eject while it was playing. Now I have a vcr in which the egg-shaped cam thingy (very technical this!) has a split off one of the run walls. What is the proper name for this egg-shaped thing (I assume it is how the speed is controlled?) Does anyone know if the other vcr's in the panasonic range that have the same triple speeds use the same piece? Could I salvage one from there for my guy to replace it? He hasnt managed to track down a part yet. Otherwise I may go PVR way ... but they are soooooooooo expensive. Any suggestions?