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Broken Cam Gear

The VHS side of this unit stopped working and when I inspected it I notice the Cam Gear ( i assume that's the name) that the worm gear drives for ejecting has broken. Instead of a solid wheels it has 6 or so small plastic spokes that all of which broke. This cam gear appears to be riveted to the vhs carriage so I would imagine I would have to replace the carriage. Where would I begin to order a replacement gear and/or carriage to make this unit operational?

I know sony has an option to ship the unit back (out of warranty) for the charge of $114 and they would fix it. It just seems outrageous to spend $114 to replace a $0.50 piece of plastic that had an apparent design flaw.

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  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    It's the Sony RDR-VX530 DVD/VCR Combo

  • James Hall Feb 06, 2009

    It's the Sony RDR-VX530 DVD/VCR Combo

  • James Hall Feb 06, 2009

    Sorry, I forgot to list it in the original post. It's the Sony RDR-VX350.

  • James Hall Feb 06, 2009

    Yes, disregard 350, it's 530. :) Thanks so much for your help!

  • James Hall Feb 06, 2009

    Thanks for the information - I'm buying/downloading the manual now and will check with the part store for the part I need. Given the description of the gear I need to replace, is the Gear itself replaceable or would I need to replace the entire carriage?

    Thanks again!


  • James Hall Feb 06, 2009

    I'm afraid the part I need is called the Gear Worm Wheel and according to this Illustration it is "not supplied". Suggestions?




  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics May 11, 2010

    What is exact model number of unit to check its technical info about cam gear?



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Thanks for model number update.

below is an image of VCR Mechanism used in this unit.

Broken Cam Gear - c70189f.jpg

Part number details, exploded view of parts and timing information are available in related service manual which can be obtained from Manual Zone with little fee.

If you are familiar with VCR mechanical repair then it would be easy to fix.

You can check required part availability and price in Part Store.

I hope above info will help you to fix this unit. let me know if you need further info.


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  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Feb 06, 2009

    I'm afraid, RDR-VX350 is incorrect model number.



  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Feb 06, 2009

    I can see in manual that many gears are available as individual part.
    When you get required cam gear part number, just type it in search box of Part Store for further info.
    Complete Mechanism is not available as One Part in this model.


  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Feb 06, 2009

    I can see in manual that many gears are available as individual part.
    When you get required cam gear part number, just type it in search box of Part Store for further info.

    Complete Mechanism is not available as One Part in this model.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Feb 06, 2009

    hummm.... part not supplied means buy complete mechanism.

    9-885-101-19 ASSY DECK

    Price is pretty high approx $161 in Part Store.

    Let you know price by tomorrow if I can supply this part to you.





  • atul_ankola Dec 25, 2010

    Hi, does anyone know where I can the service manual (for free)? I'm trying to find a part number so I can order a part through Part Store.

    Thanks.

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