|Description||This is the reel drive motor used in the VTC-5000 / VTC-5150 / VTC-5300 / VTC-5350 / VTC-5400. It is used to drive the reel spools via an idler assembly.|
It is often prone to failure causing the tape to jam in the machine
or the fast forward and rewind operations to perform badly or not at all.
Note there is a curious bug in the VTC-5000 micro controller logic which in the event of a tape transport problem causes the video to go into play mode before shutting down. This bug was fixed in the VTC-5150.
|Fixing||If you experience reel drive problems, first replace the idler. If the problem persists, then try reducing the value of the series resistor for a lower value (e.g. 1R2). If this fails to cure the problem, the motor will probably be at fault and needs a replacement.|