Tools to Align Panasonic VCR Head

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Tools to Align Panasonic VCR Head
To align your VCR Head you need the appropriate tools. (Birthing Room image by Leticia Wilson from

It's frustrating to watch a movie only to have the VCR stop working. Head alignment tools are pieces of equipment used to repair the non-functional head of a VCR. Most of the head alignment tools come in kits. You need to purchase an entire kit for the process of aligning the head. Alignment tools allow you to adjust the coils and trimmers inside the VCR.

Screw Drivers

If you are planning to align the head of your Panasonic VCR, you need screw drivers. Screw drivers are used to remove the top cover of the VCR. They are also used to tighten or remove screws that are used at the head of the VCR. The screw drivers are of different head sizes. This is because different types of screws are used in the entire VCR.

Spring Installation and Removal

The spring installation tool is a small metal rod built to help in installing and removing small springs that are found inside the VCR. One end of the tool is designed to pull the spring's hook for removal. The other end of the spring installation tool is built to hold the hook and push it into its position. The spring installation tool is made with an all metal surface to increase its grip.

Head Removal/Installation Tool

The head Installation tool comes in handy when you want to remove the whole of the VCR head. And is used to effectively remove the whole head without tampering with its components. These tools are also used when you want to install a new head into the Panasonic VCR. Most VCR heads usually get permanently misaligned as wrong tools are used for handling them while installing or replacing them.

Belt Installation/Removal Tool

Most VCR belt removal and installation tools are built to assist you remove or install the belt in the tightest places. The belt installation tools are generally made of steel to increase grip. One end of the belt installation tool is made to hold the belt and insert it in its proper position while the other end is used to pull the belt out of its position for replacement.

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