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Video Heads Hi.I have a DV-RV8500E and need to replace the head. Do you know what the head part number is or, what chassis they use on that combo. Thanks in advance zoumbero

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Re: Video Heads

From Google, I found this:

Part number is TS19425

You might contact Hitachi and reference that part number and see which distributors sell them. You might check MCM Electronics as they sell VCR/TV parts.


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Hi Graham92. Read this through a couple of times, sorry it's a bit long-winded.

This may sound a bit strange but the Video Heads on the drum may be causing the sound to cut in and out. The reason for this is the audio circuit requires a clean signal, (good constant picture) from the Video drum heads. Most VCR's have an audio mute when a bad bit of tape passes through the mechanism to stop loud noises from passing to your speakers, TV, Hi-Fi etc. It sounds like you have taken the unit apart before so i suggest cleaning the rotating video head.

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