The All Thumbs Guide to VCRsby Gene B. Williams, Patie Kay
Ninety percent of all VCR problems can be prevented with regular cleaning and other routine maintenancesimple techniques that anyone can perform with Gene Williams' common-sense guidance. VCRs can also fall victim to mechanical and electrical failures that are a little more complicated,but nonetheless within the ability of the average VCR owner to fix. Repairing worn idlers and belts,replacing blown fuses,even salvaging damaged videocassettes can be done quickly and safely by any do-it-yourselfer with a few basic tools and this valuable All Thumbs Guide. Williams doesn't bog readers down with a lot of sophisticated diagnostic proceduresthose tests can only indicate defective components and are better left to professionals. But he does show readers how to solve VCR problems that occur as a result of normal use. Even if they do end up taking their VCRs in for service,consumers who have used this book will know enough about their machines to avoid being overcharged for unnecessary repairs. A surprising number of people are afraid to push the buttons on their VCRs,much less open up the case and look inside. Like every All Thumbs Guide,this one is designed to help readers overcome their technical anxieties,giving them the confidence and motivation they need to do their own in-home repairs.
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