Learning Event 3:
DESCRIBE PROPER OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE PRACTICES FOR VIDEO TAPE RECORDERS
Just as periodic preventive maintenance can reduce the chance of major
equipment failure, so can proper adjustments and preoperational procedures lead to
good recordings and playbacks. Make visual checks to see that heads are clean (fig
2-7) and that nothing appears bent or otherwise damaged.
Helical scan tape transport, showing points which should be cleaned
a. Be sure that all controls are off prior to applying power; if cords or
cables appear damaged, do not use the recorder. Inspect for broken bits of tape or
oxide deposits on all of the heads.
b. Once a visual inspection has been made and the unit seems to be in an
operable condition, a prerecorded tape may be put on the machine. Figures 2-8 and
2-9 show the method of threading tape on one model video recorder/reproducer.
Always reference the manual on the specific model you are using.