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Spills tape, take-up reel does not turn, dont completely unload tape

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  • bump1 Apr 11, 2008

    where can i buy parts for gv6650 vcr? thanks

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This unit needs an overhaul. Specifically, there are belts and idlers that should be replaced. The rubber has dried up a bit and is slipping. This is a common maintenance item and should cost about $20-$40 in parts plus hte local labor charge.
Dan

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

  • ABRsvcs Apr 11, 2008

    The Govideo uses generica parts as the mechanism is a Samsung one. I don't have the reference with me at the moment, but you can call any electronics parts distributor and they will have the cross for you. There will be 2 belts and idlers (1 for each mechanism). I think that your model is a direct drive loader, but if not, there will be an extra belt per unit for the loading mechanism.

    Dan

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