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VCR won't play!

Discussion in 'Digital TV & Video Players & Recorders' started by Piedman, Mar 10, 2005.

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    whenever i press the play button, the vcr won't play the movie on the video casette. When i open the cover of the vcr, i found out that the 'head' that i think is responsible to read the film content won't spin. I tried to push it with my hand but it seems stuck. It won't spin.

    Can anyone help me?
     
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    The entire head assembly doesn't spin. Only the heads themselves (which are only a fraction of a millimetre thick, spin around in their slot in the drum.

    Anyhow, a brand spanking new VHS machine costs only a few tens of quid nowadays. It almost certainly is not woth even attempting a repair.
     
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    Nigel,

    That's nonesense - unless you've got an old Sanyo or Sony Betamax VCR!

    A. Dork
     
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    ....or a Panasonic FS90 or a JVC HRD9500 or 9600....... etc.
     
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    ok.........the head themselves spin. So, the upper of the head spin.......but the problem is the part that spin seems to have some problem spinning. When I use my hand to push it a little, it doesn't spin freely.......seems there are something obstructing its free spinning.

    So, what's the problem?

    By the way, I think the vcr's price is more expensive than vcd's.
     
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    99% (at a guess) of domestic machines don't use this arrangement though. The machines we have named are very much the exceptions to the rule.

    Piedman - unlikely to be worth repair unless it's something special but as you've not told us what it is I guess that's unlikely too.

    A. Dork
     
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    It sounds like the head bearing has failed. The upper drum should spin freely.

    BTW the entire upper drum spins on all VHS VCRs - it's part of the standard.
     
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    yup, that's right. Maybe the bearing has failed. Can I repair it myself? I just want to know because if it is really dead and the repair cost is high,then I will probably get another one.
     
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    You haven't given the make and model?
     
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    Philips VR253/55.........I think
     
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    Almost certainly not worth repairing...the cheaper option would be a new vcr. :mad:
     
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    If it is so, can you recommend any good but not too expensive vcr?
     

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