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Dismantling and Recycling Centre (DRZ)

Katharina Lenz, Vienna / Austria

Health & Safety

Dismantling doesn't include any harmful steps. Nonetheless workers should wear personal protection equipment like gloves, goggles, apron and robust shoes.

Note: This is a general guide for most VHS tape players. As the construction can differ, the dismantling steps mentioned below can vary in their order. However, the described steps show what parts the removal should focus on.

  1. Unscrew the case. Unscrew the case.
    • Unscrew the case.

  2. Unscrew the case bottom. Unscrew the case bottom.
    • Unscrew the case bottom.

  3. Remove the case. Ply the case flat for better storage. Ply the case flat for better storage.
    • Remove the case.

    • Ply the case flat for better storage.

  4. Remove the front cover. Remove the front cover.
    • Remove the front cover.

  5. Unscrew the PWB. Unscrew the mount.
    • Unscrew the PWB.

    • Unscrew the mount.

  6. Bend the display, cut its connectors and remove it. Bend the display, cut its connectors and remove it. Bend the display, cut its connectors and remove it.
    • Bend the display, cut its connectors and remove it.

  7. Unscrew and release the PWB. Unscrew and release the PWB.
    • Unscrew and release the PWB.

  8. Unplug or cut the wires, if not unpluggable. Unplug or cut the wires, if not unpluggable. Unplug or cut the wires, if not unpluggable.
    • Unplug or cut the wires, if not unpluggable.

  9. Unscrew and remove the PWB.
    • Unscrew and remove the PWB.

  10. Unscrew and remove the tape device. Unscrew and remove the tape device.
    • Unscrew and remove the tape device.

  11. Remove the V-belt.
    • Remove the V-belt.

  12. Seperate the metal parts from the plastic parts. Seperate the metal parts from the plastic parts.
    • Seperate the metal parts from the plastic parts.

  13. Remove the coil. Remove any large capacitor.
    • Remove the coil.

    • Remove any large capacitor.

  14. Remove the aluminium heat sinks. Remove the PWB.
    • Remove the aluminium heat sinks.

    • Remove the PWB.

  15. Cut the wires and remove the delay line. Cut the wires and remove the delay line.
    • Cut the wires and remove the delay line.

  16. Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).
    • Separate the remaining materials according to their type and go on with the appropriate data sheet (e.g. aluminium, ferrous metals, plastic, further PWBs, etc.).

    • Make sure the plastic parts are completely free of metal pieces.

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Tobias Isakeit

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