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AG-W1 VCR where can I buy parts for AG-W1. My VCR have eats the tape and i see that the take up reel dosn't have enough power to pull the tape. what is the re-grip sollution for the idler. thanks. my email is ddinkov@optonline.net

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Contact mcmelectronics.com for VCR parts. They also carry the re-grip solution. Here's some links for you.

http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/FEDRON-8

http://www.kenselectronics.com/lists/VCRrepair.htm

http://www.ceitron.com/tech/lub.html

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