The venerable workshop VHS machine has lastly given up after a few years of sterling service. It does not make it into play or file. It will be the loading belt, a small, rubber drive belt that is used to maneuver the parts of the mechanism into it is varied modes. Why do I wish to restore it? As a result of:
1) I can.
2) It is higher repaired than in landfill. I hate to see stuff thrown out.
3) As a result of this machine is superb at recording and enjoying again system A video.
Fortunately a brand new belt equipment is obtained from the stunning individuals at www.notobsolete.co.uk
As per standard, unplug the machine from the mains. Do not argue, do it.
There are two screws on the left and proper sides of the highest cowl. Undo them and take away the highest.
Grasp the joggly shuttler factor, and pull it off.
There…. put it safely to 1 aspect.
Undo the plastic catches holding the entrance panel on. Three on the highest, two on the edges….
… and three throughout the underside….
With a little bit of jiggling, the entrance panel will now come off.
Put the machine on it is aspect.
Take away the three screws,. indicated with arrows stamped into the bottom plate, I’ve circled them within the photograph. Put the machine again on it is toes.
We now must take away the deck. It is held in with 5 screws…
Two down the holes conveniently positioned on the cassette housing (the bit that masses the cassette onto the deck)
One to the rear proper hand aspect of the deck…
One on the rear left…
… and one within the center by the top amplifier.
Whilst you’re there, unplug the cable to the highest of the top amplifier….
… and the one to the best of the cassette housing, which connects the top sensor..
You must now be capable of take away the deck from the principle board and case and so forth … Simply seize it by the cassette housing and gently pull…
Flip the deck over….
The large belt from the capstan motor to the reel drive gear is simple to get at, so change it now, while we have got the machine aside.
The loading belt is situated as proven by the arrow within the image to the best. The shaft that the belt drives (the bit with the little fan on) is simply held in place by the power of the belt and a small black plastic clip. Now we may disassemble the whole loading gear and achieve quick access to the motor, belt and shaft, however then be confronted with a re-alignment job… nah. Cautious use of some small, needle nostril pliers, and the belt could be labored out from across the shaft!
… and there is some entry to the loading motor spindle from the highest of the deck too…
The outdated loading belt had misplaced it is pressure, and wasn’t precisely spherical anymore….
Match the brand new belt, Reassemble the machine, ensuring to reconnect the top sensor cable, and provide to the top amp. When refitting the deck, test the massive multipin connectors beneath the top amp have situated and seated accurately. Take a look at for proper operation. Have a cup of tea protected within the data of a job nicely executed, and one other piece of equipment saved from landfill!