VHS Top-Loader

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Vyothric
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VHS Top-Loader

Post by Vyothric » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:18 pm

I bought a really nice top-loading VHS player a while ago for a fiver. Played tapes fine, but the idler tire had completely disintegrated so it wouldn't fast-forward, re-wind or most importantly reel the tape back up before ejecting so a bit would be hanging out the back.

I couldn't figure out how to get the actual thing out of the VCR to measure what size idler tire I needed, so I just bought a lot of 6 different kinds and tried to get one on there. It's not a perfect fit, but I did manage it.

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It now works properly.

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Re: VHS Top-Loader

Post by RegalSin » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:05 am

Top loaders was nice back in the 1970's and so forth. They got out of style because people would crowd up the tv area.

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