Monthly Archives: June 2017

JVC Camcorder (1994) – part 2

I realize I am already on part 2 of this teardown and have not even removed the main panels.  So the side panels are now unscrewed to show the tape mechanism on one side.and the optics and PCB boards on … Continue reading

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JVC Camcorder (1994)

This is a JVC VHS-C camcorder from 1994 model no. GR-AX404Not any camcorder but according to the sticker the official Camcorder of the the 1994 world cup USA 🙂  (Not a great world cup from my recollection, England did not … Continue reading

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Mystery Components

I am working on a teardown on a 1994 camcorder when I came across a couple of devices that have me baffled. The first one is a a big 3 pin component labelled ADL-FN2033V. It stood out on the board … Continue reading

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STM VIPer 53

The STM VIPer 53 is an off-line primary switch.  It combines a PWM controller with a HV MOSFET that can switch the mains voltage (85-265V).  I looked at a Power Integrations (LNK306) competitor to this device I found in a stove … Continue reading

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