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    Does anybody out there happen to know where I can find a replacement video head assembly for a JVC Super VHS ET HR-S4800U VCR? I have a service manual for said VCR (in PDF format).

    Thanks in advance.
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    From another non working VCR obviously.
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    Originally Posted by dellsam34 View Post
    From another non working VCR obviously.
    That DOESN'T answer my question. And yes, my VCR still works, it just has a lot of streaks showing up in the video display, and this even after I cleaned the head (and no,I didn't use cotton swabs to clean it).
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    But that's the answer: a donor deck.
    There's no supply of shiny new heads at a VCR repair shop anymore.

    Streaks are NOT necessarily the heads, FYI. "Clean the heads" is treated like a fix-all for whatever ails a VCR, and it's ridiculous. More VCR heads actually get harmed that way. And cotton swabs are not the only way to badly clean and damage.

    So ... more info needed.
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    - precise info on how it was cleaned, and with what
    - did issue change before/after cleaning
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    Attached is a video clip of the VCR's output,

    The information on how I cleaned itis found here, And the result was the same as before.
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    And this attachment Will give better idea of the issue that I'm having with my vcr (the audio static that you hear has more to do with he videotape than the vcr).
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    You can buy the vcr on ebay for cheaper than looking for a new head or other part.
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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    Originally Posted by johns0 View Post
    You can buy the vcr on ebay for cheaper than looking for a new head or other part.
    Yep, Not to mention that aligning the head after replacement is not for everyone, It can be done with just a good pre-recorded tape for an ok playback but ideally it requires an oscilloscope, a factory alignment tape and know how. So buying another working VCR is a much better and a cheaper choice.
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    Originally Posted by mnrwest View Post
    Attached is a video clip of the VCR's output,

    The information on how I cleaned itis found here, And the result was the same as before.
    No, that's not the video heads, It's either the tape, or some bad capacitors, A good known recorded tape is a must for taking a sample not those crusty tapes. Since you have the service manual start checking the capacitors and voltages.
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