Sharp, Admiral, Memorex, Optonica, Realistic, and Wards VCR replacement parts kits.
Your VCR may have the Admiral, Memorex, Optonica, Realistic, or Wards name on it instead of Sharp.   These VCRs are some pretty solid units and we try to stock enough parts so that you can keep them working properly.  The on-line database has been set up to direct you to the proper replacement kit for your VCR.  Even though every precaution has been taken to assure the accuracy of the database, mistakes can be made.  If you have doubts about the pictured VCR being similar to yours please check the chassis photos below.  If you feel that we've made a mistake, please E-Mail us   and let us know.


Sharp Belt Kit

MBK-16 Belt Kit

Contains all three belts, Capstan/idler belt, load belt and the carriage belt.   The load belt and carriage belt in these VCRs are common sources of problems.   As the load belt gets old it will begin to slip and the VCR will not fully load.  The most common symptom being that the VCR will fail when going into play mode.   The carriage belt will cause the VCR to fail to accept the video cassette properly.  The MBK-16 kit is $5.95.

See photos for belt placements



MBK-16P Maintenance Kit

Contains all three belts, Capstan/idler belt, load belt, carriage belt and the pinch roller.   The load belt and carriage belt in these VCRs are common sources of problems.   As the load belt gets old it will begin to slip and the VCR will not fully load.  The most common symptom being that the VCR will fail when going into play mode.   The carriage belt will cause the VCR to fail to accept the video cassette properly.   A bad pinch roller (shiny, glazed) will cause tracking problems.   The MBK-16P kit is $15.95.

See photos for belt placements

Sharp Mode Switch


MBK-16-MSW4:

There have been two types of mode switches used in these VCRs.  Luckily they are color coded.  If your mode switch is gray our MBK-16-MSW4 is the proper replacement switch for it.  The mode switch is a common source of problems in these VCRs.  The symptoms of a faulty mode switch range from failing to take a cassette, to locking up.  The VCR may also eat tape, make clicking noises, or leave tape dangling out of the cassette. Soldering required. The MBK-16MSW4 is $7.95.


See photos for mode switch location

Sharp Mode Switch


MBK-16-MSW5:

There have been two types of mode switches used in these VCRs.  Luckily they are color coded.  If your mode switch is yellow or black our MBK-16-MSW5 is the proper replacement switch for it.  The mode switch is a common source of problems in these VCRs.  The symptoms of a faulty mode switch range from failing to take a cassette, to locking up.  The VCR may also eat tape, make clicking noises, or leave tape dangling out of the cassette.  Soldering required. The MBK-16-MSW5 is $7.95.


See photos for mode switch location


MBK-16-IA1

Idler gear assembly.  Sharp has used two different Idler Gear Assemblies in these chassis.  Please see photo , below, to determine which one your VCR uses.  You will notice, in the photo, that MBK-16-IA1 has the pin that releases the tape inside the cassette as part of the unit.  The other idler does not have the pin but inside the VCR it appears as if both idlers have it.  The most common symptom of a faulty idler assembly is the VCR will shut down after going into play mode.  Early symptoms are tracking lines in the picture.  The MBK-16-IA1 Idler is $16.95.


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Sharp Idler

MBK-16-IA2

Idler gear assembly.  Sharp has used two different Idler Gear Assemblies in these chassis.  Please see photo , below, to determine which one your VCR uses.  You will notice, in the photo, that MBK-16-IA2 does not have the pin that releases the tape inside the cassette, made on it.  The other idler does have the pin but inside the VCR it appears as if both idlers have it.  The most common symptom of a faulty idler assembly is the VCR will shut down after going into play mode.  Early symptoms are tracking lines in the picture.  The MBK-16-IA2 Idler is $16.95.


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Sharp Load Gear
MBK-16-LdGr:

The load gear is a common problem in these Sharp built VCRs.   The gear will strip and cause problems similar to mode switch problems.   The VCR may not accept a cassette, it may take the tape but refuse to load tape around the heads, or it may load then fail to play.   The gear is located under the Load Motor. Assy. and drives the modes switch. The  MBK-16-Ldgr Load Gear is $3.95.

 


See Idler Assembly Photos



Sharp Chassis, Top View
Top view of Sharp Chassis
Our MBK-16 series of parts are for this chassis


Sharp Chassis, Bottom View
Bottom view of Sharp Chassis
Our MBK-16 series of parts are for this chassis


 
Sharp Idlers, Bottom View
MBK-16 type Sharp Idlers