Sluggish tape transportInternally the VCR 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.
No E-E soundThis is usually caused by failure of the TA7607AP FM sound decoder IC. It is IC002 on board U001.
Failure to load a tapeThe cassette carriage can fail to operate. This is caused by breakage of the plastic gears in mechanism. When this happens they have to be replaced.
Tape fails to thread upThis problem is usually caused by failure of the loading belt. The best cure is to replace the belt.
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|Not recommended||This is a truly awful beta vcr from Toshiba.The V31b was a nicer machine ( but suffered premature head wear).
I have seen the picture results and the monstrous mechanics in this model.
AVOID at all costs.
|Rifa X2 capacitor smoke||Replace the RF Noise Suppressor Capacitor with a new one. The old one in the PSU are old and cracked.
Replace this with new; X2 0.1µF 250V Capacitor, Wima or Rifa.
|Tape does not load properly||Replace the Cam Belt, on the loading mechanism.
To replace the belt, loosen the cam motor assembly, with one screw.
Shift this and replace the belt.
|No torque in Rew e FFwd mode, poor Playback Torque||The best solution, is to replace the idler tyre.
To replace this, remove the front loader with 4 screws.
If a new idler is not possible to find, rejuvenate
the old with water and thin sand paper.
|Perfect with a PCM Adaptor||This V-9600 is a perfect companion for all PCM Adaptor.
|Noise in Rewind mode||If you hear a pulse noise in rewind mode,
check the upper cylinder. Remove the upper cylinder,
and resurfaced it with metal polish.
After this the VTR, have a fast Rewind torque.
Pay attention, when re-mounting the Upper Cylinder,
don't loose the path alignment.