VCR Troubleshooting and Repair

VCR Troubleshooting and Repair

3rd Edition - June 12, 1998

Write a review

  • Authors: Robert Brenner, Gregory Capelo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080520476

Purchase options

Purchase options
DRM-free (PDF)
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out

Institutional Subscription

Free Global Shipping
No minimum order


The labor costs of even a minor VCR repair are very high, and warranties typically only cover the first 90 days of ownership. The first four chapters of this practical guide allow do-it-yourselfers to take charge of maintaining and repairing their own VCRs for optimum performance. Basic VCR and recording principles are explained so you can gain a better understanding of how your machine operates. Advanced troubleshooting techniques covered in the later chapters allow technicians and advanced hobbyists to make more complex repairs and adjustments. Basic troubleshooting guidelines and flow charts aid in diagnosis, including chassis and mechanical failures. VCR Troubleshooting & Repair, focuses on preventative maintenance. Basic electronics principles are presented as they relate to VCR performance. THE AUTHORSGregory R. Capelo is the owner of a VCR and VTR repair facility in El Cajon, California. He has serviced broadcast, consumer, and industrial video equipment for more than 14 years. He has taught numerous technical courses to private, government, and industrial technicians on the theory and maintenance of video and television equipment. Currently a trainer for Panasonic, he has been an expert witness in VCR patent infringement cases.Robert C. Brenner is an engineer and lecturer with extensive experience in microcomputers and system repair. He has written several successful books, including earlier editions of VCR Troubleshooting and Repair.

Key Features

  • Revised with technical input from major VCR manufacturers
  • Step-by-step details to maximize performance
  • How to avoid breakdowns


VCR technicians and repair personnel, home repair enthusiasts

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to VCR Maintenance
    Basic Troubleshooting
    Routine Preventive Maintenance
    Specific Troubleshooting and Repair
    Magnetic Recording Theory
    VCR Color Processing Theory
    VCR Luminance Processing Theory
    VCR Servo Control
    VCR Audio Processing
    VCR System Control, Electromechanical Interfacing, Mechanical Operation, Tuners, Audio/Video Demodulators, RF Modulators, Audio/Video Hookup Configurations, and Power Supplies
    Advanced Troubleshooting

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 1998
  • Published: June 12, 1998
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080520476

About the Authors

Robert Brenner

Gregory Capelo

Ratings and Reviews

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for "VCR Troubleshooting and Repair"