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Tevion TEVHS4 My Tevion TEVHS4 VCR/DVD player works just fine apart from the rewind function on the VCR side. When iI attempt to rewind a tape the machine does engage rewind but only moves very slowly and then stops within a few seconds.I have not attempted to open it up or anything just yet. Can any of you guys shed any light on this problem ? I am guessing that something is telling the VCR that the tape is fully rewound when it is not. Please assist if you can, Best Regards from the UK Graham.

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Hi,

How does the fast forward work? There is a device in a VCR called an idler tire, which is a flat disc that lays horizontal and has a rubber tire around it.

The idler tire is on a pivot and it pivots between the tape sending reel and take-up wheel depending on whether you are in rewind or fast forward.

I suspect that the rubber is worn on the tire and that the wheel is slipping. You might also have some worn belts as well.

The idler tire & belts can either be replaced or re-gripped using a re-grip solution that roughens up the very top surface of the rubber.

The problem will be the worst when the tape is at the end and all the tape is on one of the reels. This causes the most drag or resistance and if the idler tire is slipping, the reels will go slow and the deck logic will sense that and then stop.

You can find generic belts and idler tires at www.mcmelectronics.com

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to you.

Good luck!
-Jim

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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