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09-24-2019, 05:13 PM
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Hi. My favorite VCR (Philips VR 1000) is making these strange noises that sounds almost like birds chirping (see the atached video file). Is there a way to fix it? I can't notice any distortions in video or sound quality when playing a tape, yet... but I guess it's just a matter of time...

Can I lube it with something to make it silent? Anything I can do to prevent it from breaking down totally?


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09-24-2019, 10:05 PM
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Possible tape to drum contact that makes that noise, does it do it with all tapes?.
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09-25-2019, 02:10 AM
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Yes, it happens on all tapes... I can even hear it after ejecting the tape, as the drum spins it's last rounds before it stops...
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09-25-2019, 12:19 PM
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Never heard ball bearings squeak, they do hum when they get bad, I think it's the capstan motor shaft, get a small funnel attach a rubber hose to it and try listening by hovering the funnel around the VCR parts while listening to the other end of the rubber hose.
It doesn't hurt to put a dab of oil around the capstan shaft base and see how it goes.
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09-25-2019, 05:37 PM
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Aha. It would be great if it turns out to be the capstan, instead of the videodum that is making the sound I guess I'll try your procedure tomorrow. Thank you very much
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09-28-2019, 05:38 PM
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Any noise from this area needs to be attended to as it can mean metal surfaces are starting to generate friction. If the head drum is removable you can clean the shaft and inside of the drum where the shaft goes with fine lube. Barely any mind! Apply it on a cotton bud for better control.

Had this a couple of times with various models.
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I wouldn't advice removing the video drum as a realignment will certainly be required, It is better to find the source of the noise before start taking stuff a part, unless something that he can lubricate without taking it a part.
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I'm sorry for being so late with updating this thread. The sound certainly comes from the videodrum... and it's getting worser every day. I think I'm forced to remove the drum and try to lube it... but yes... I'm aware of the problem that it'll need realignment afterwords... but I think it's the only choise I have.

Any advice on how to perform realignment after removing the videodrum and putting it back on a unit like this???
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My VR1100 is also occasionally making similar noises so wondering if you have made any progress?
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Can I lube it with something
Preferably not something random like KY or Crisco.

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