Fisher 1978
Betamax VBS-7000

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Because of it's age and rareity spares are not easy to obtain for the VBS-7000.

Fault and repair guide

Tape transport is sluggish or fails to rewind

Internally th VBS-7000 contains many drive belts which are used in the mechanics of tape transport. With age these belts become slack causing malfunctions and when this happens the whole lot should be replaced.

Sluggish threading and capstan problems

The bottom bearing on the capstan motor is prone to wear and because this motor also drives the threading mechanism threading can become sluggish. When this happens you will hear a horrible squeaking noise!

Quick fault guide

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Just a tipThis VCR is a clone of the Sanyo VTC 9300. If you have any problems with it, you can find solutions on the VTC 9300 technical page.