I have a Toshiba DVR620KU that I ran a bunch of old tapes through, and a crinkly section of one clogged up the video heads (no video signal) and I have been unable to successfully to clean them. I ran some cleaning tapes through, got some video out, but it would quickly snow up and get clogged again.
I've opened it up, and I noticed there's a very dirty roller. It seems to be made of some kind of soft foam rubber or plastic. I don't know much about VCR mechanics, but I don't think this is standard and it looks to me like it might be some kind of cleaning roller, however it's so dirty that I think it may be clogging the heads after I clean them.
I've attached some pictures to show what I'm talking about.
I have a few questions:
- Am I correct to think this is a cleaning roller?
- Can I remove it completely without issue?
- Can I get a replacement roller pad anywhere?