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Assistance required with Sears VCR

 

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jts1957
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Sep 20, 2016, 9:58 AM

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Just noticed? A good thorough visual inspection is Step #1. Replace it.


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Mellotron
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Sep 20, 2016, 10:53 AM

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You're right, I just thought of checking the power supply for bulged caps. Should've thought of that earlier.. My excuse is that it is quite hard to see Angelic ...

I just unsoldered it and that capacitor definitely wasn't doing a good job filtering anything I'm sure hahaha. It's not only bulged but the bottom is also all corroded and rotten... It is a 1000uf 25v.

My question is can I use any capacitor I find as long as it's a good brand and has at least the same values or do I need to look for a specific kind/series?


jts1957
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Sep 20, 2016, 11:08 AM

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If wanting start a new thread for the Pana Pro VCR. BNC &/or RCA connections should be Line level Audio / Video Ins & Outs.

A Good brand is better than a Bad brand. Common values. 1000ufd / 25 or 35 or 50 or 100V. The higher (generally) will be larger and more expensive. Digikey or Fry's or even amaz/fleabay.


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Mellotron
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Oct 6, 2016, 8:35 PM

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A few days ago I received the capacitor I ordered from some guy I found online. The capacitor he sent me looks a bit shady... I do not recognize the manufacturer... On it appears to be a logo that says TP? Well anyway I installed it in the power supply and the lines have finally disappeared. Nice! Also my multimeter now shows 0.50 instead of 3 when probing around in AC mode. There are still... I'd say 3 problems with it. The intermittent problems with the flex cable I talked about earlier, the recording "sensor" that broke off the loading tray a while back that I need to figure out how to re-install, and the capstan brake is inoperational due to a spring that flew away into a new dimension. None of those problems affect playback except the first one.

So I'd say the VCR is now suitable to be used as a machine to transfer tapes to my computer when I get a great capture card. I just need to pray so that the intermittent problem doesn't get in the way of a recording... Sometimes it will take hours and hours to appear, sometimes a minute. Which is what I still don't get by the way if the problem is a damaged connection then why would it be intermittent like this?

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