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I found a loose part in the VCR bay I'd like to reinstall. Part #T5B

Part # T5B is involved with allowing the VCR tray to retract and lower in the DVP3150V/37 player. Without it, the tray jambs and shuts off the player. It's located on the right side of the tray mechanism. Help!

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I found that part #T5B was on the bottom of the VCR tape tray on the right side of the VCR tape bay opening and was spring activated by inserting the tape to allow the tray to retract into the player mechanism. Without a tape installed, part T5B prevents the tape carriage from retracting.
However, I still couldn't get the whole mechanism timed properly, and gears were skipping teeth, the mechanism was still binding, and shutting the power for the whole player down. Therefore, I removed the rubber drive belt that operated the VCR tray insertion/ retraction process, and disabled the VCR side from operating at all. This allowed the power to remain on and allow the DVD side to work properly.
This worked only for the Phillips DVP3150V/37. I cannot say for certain if other Phillips players are the same.

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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