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Vcr roller guide arms timout/can't make it to stoppers

I've been trying to trace down a problem with a mitsubishi hs-u776 svhs vcr -roller guides almost make it to stoppers, then timout -had the carriage out and tried hand cycling (without tape) and it would become unturnable at that spot -white greased everything and found when i pushed on double gear loading arm assembly underneath, I could complete cycle, and after a few hand cycles w/grease getting in -seemed fine again -put back together -working again, -for awhile- -this time I notice the left supply arm seems to be the one not making it to stopper and seemed the supply reel was to tight to let arm pull out tape -BUT, i could be wrong, as the first time, i couldnt hand cycle completely without a tape -can anyone point me to likely suspect? should i change the whole double gear loading arm assembly underneath? or is it likely something i've missed? hard to tell if tape is pulling to hard, as how to test that with carriage out and no power to capstan motor, or even if its in how would one do that?
p.s. I have a spare carriage that has all almost new parts except no capstan motor and out of adjustment roller guides, otherwise I'd use it (dont even want to mess w/roller guides ever again) if it comes down to it I will change every last part, as I need this working again -maybe you can suggest an order of parts to change (I also have the service manual, which has been a big help,but it doesnt have any troubleshooting info)
sincerely dennis

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  • okeefe58 Apr 01, 2008

    p.s. also, I didnt regrease or check bottom side of cam for obvious reasons-could be another possible problem area -intitially I changed cam motor before I found it was stuck with no results, of course.

  • okeefe58 Jun 27, 2008

    there are no roller guide motors per se -only cam motor (which I already changed) and the servo motor -thanx anyway



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