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Pinch roller fell out of Sony DCR-PC101 camcorder.

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David Farber

Jan 1, 1970
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This Sony DCR-PC101 camcorder had a jammed front loading mechanism. In the
eject mode I was able to look inside and see the pinch roller stuck in the
path of the loading arms. I removed the roller but now I'm wondering what
fastens the roller to the shaft that supports it? There is no notch for a
clip to attach. Is there just a push on sleeve that holds the pinch roller
in place?

Thanks for your reply.
 
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Mark D. Zacharias

Jan 1, 1970
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David Farber said:
This Sony DCR-PC101 camcorder had a jammed front loading mechanism. In the
eject mode I was able to look inside and see the pinch roller stuck in the
path of the loading arms. I removed the roller but now I'm wondering what
fastens the roller to the shaft that supports it? There is no notch for a
clip to attach. Is there just a push on sleeve that holds the pinch roller
in place?

Thanks for your reply.

Hey, Dave.

Rollers like this attach using a small white nylon "sleeve" that fits down
over the mounting post after the roller goes on. Just like many vcr's but
smaller of course.
You may be able to rob the part off another unit. It could be loose inside
the unit somewhere, or you might have to order a new pinch roller ass'y and
use the retainer off that. Much easier than replacing the whole arm.

Mark Z.
 
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HapticZ

Jan 1, 1970
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if the part is hard to come by, use superglue on a toothpick to bond the
bearing center sleev onto the pin. delicate work but usually effective.

i have done that on computer DDS tape drives successfully

and, the lost/missing small plastic thing may also be wandering around
inside the mechanism, and that IS a serious problem.

spend some time with a good bright light to determine if it is there, you
may not need to do parts buys if you find it.

heat and time usually cause pastic parts to either harden/crack or work
their way loose, the camcorder may have been exposed to both.
 
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David Farber

Jan 1, 1970
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Mark D. Zacharias said:
Hey, Dave.

Rollers like this attach using a small white nylon "sleeve" that fits down
over the mounting post after the roller goes on. Just like many vcr's but
smaller of course.
You may be able to rob the part off another unit. It could be loose inside
the unit somewhere, or you might have to order a new pinch roller ass'y and
use the retainer off that. Much easier than replacing the whole arm.

Mark Z.

Hi Mark,

I'll just order a new pinch roller assembly and transfer the roller and
sleeve to the existing arm in the camcorder.

Thanks for your reply.
 

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