Toshiba 1980
Betamax V-5470

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V-5470 rear view
Rear view

Tape transport is sluggish / fails to rewind

Internally 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.

Repair videos by Colin McCormick

Two long videos from Colin (video99.co.uk) showing how to repair a V-5470.

Quick fault guide

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General Toshiba V5470B Betamax repairTwo (long) YouTube videos showing the repair of one of these:



No colour on playbackFaulty pilot burst cleaner IC203.
Drum motor continues running after ejectCheck 12v supply rails for power leakage. Check D998 (TV/VCR switch panel) for short circuit.
Not recording picture, Q404/405 not workingIncorrect transistor bias due to leaky C419.
Record button releases during timer recordingsCheck R619 is 330K. Earlier versions used 150K here and require upgrading to higher value.

Many thanks to James Copp-Taylor for providing information and picture of this model