Question about Televison & Video
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.
Posted on Jul 13, 2008
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