So I happen to have a sony DCR-TRV460 that is missing a pinch roller, but otherwise seems to be working. I also have some other sony Hi8 and Digital8 cameras (DCR-TRV320, DCR-TRV330,
DCR-TRV 825) with other issues that I don't know whether are fixable, so I'm wondering if the pinch rollers are compatible. I can't quite figure out how to take one out, they seem to be sitting quite well, simply pulling them lightly didn't work. (Didn't take the chance to pull with much force.) Is there some procedure for loosening them? These have a reputation for coming loose after all.
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Small bump here. Still haven't managed this. Anyone know how one would take it off without taking off the whole arm assembly (which seems difficult and risky?)
I found someone on ebay
that would sell me a new one for $34 incl shipping, though ebay
is always a risk.