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My Sony RDR-VX350 will not play or eject a VHS tape. I took the cover off and it appears that a gear is broken. Wher can I get a replacement gear.

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  • wjstone Aug 03, 2010

    Thanks for the information



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Please recheck model number as it could be RDR-VX530 because RDR-VX350 seems incomplete/ incorrect model number.
Let me know exact model number to provide you info.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

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  • wjstone Jul 28, 2010

    You are correct. it is a Sony RDRVC530.

  • wjstone Jul 28, 2010

    Let me try it one more time. It is a Sony RDR-VX530

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 28, 2010

    Thanks for model number correction.
    Get back to you shortly after finding parts, wait my next post.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 28, 2010

    Hi again,
    I need to know what gear you see is broken. Below are two exploded views of VHS Mechanism in your combo player, let me know number of gear marked in images to find out its part number and availability.

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 28, 2010

    Image-1 is posted again for better view.

  • wjstone Jul 29, 2010

    Unfortunitely the gear that is broken is not numbered in your diagrams. In the top diagram there is a small moter on the top right that has a worm gear that drives the broken gear that then drives a bigger gear. On closer examintation it looks like the two gears cannot be replaced because they look like they are rivited in place. Is this planned obsolesence? No wonder Sony want $140.00 to repair this! Do you have any suggestions?

  • Shahid Electronics
    Shahid Electronics Jul 29, 2010

    Alright, whatever gear is damaged, complete VHS mechanism will be replaced in unit and part number is as follows:
    988510119........ ASSY DECK
    You need to put Video Head Assembly from broken mechanism to new one.
    Individual parts of mechanism are not available.



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