Servicing the Hitachi VM Series camcorder
By Timothy W. Durhan VHS camcorders from all manufacturers have a lot in common. They have to have a lot of similarities in order to record and play back on the same VHS tape cassette. On the other hand, manufacturers also have a great deal of freedom in the details of how they design and construct their camcorders. This article will describe procedures for servicing Hitachi models VM 3000 through VM 5000 camcorders. Many of the problem symptoms and actions to correct the problems will also apply to other brands and models of camcorder. Hitachi manufactured thousands of camcorders in the late 80's as models VM 3000 to VM 5000. Radio Shack, RCA and Sears sold these units too, using their own names and model numbers. All feature the same tape mechanism. The capstan,
Durhan is an independent consumer electronics service ing technician and a freelance technical writer.
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