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VP-1000 shipping screw
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Author:  tshephard [ 11 May 2017, 20:12 ]
Post subject:  VP-1000 shipping screw

I know I need one, but no real clue.
Pics show a screw and a bushing.
Anyone know dimensions and thread?

Author:  lons_vex [ 12 May 2017, 15:50 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

I wonder... were shipping screws any different for player models, or was it one type of screw for all players from one manufacturer?

Author:  signofzeta [ 12 May 2017, 18:19 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

All the ones I've seen are captive so if this one is missing then it's at least somewhat different since it can get lost.

Author:  blam1 [ 12 May 2017, 21:14 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

The shipping screw for the VP1000 also is used for all players from that general model line. VP-1000, LD-660, LD-1100, PR-8210, VP-7200, VH-8010, LD-V1000, LD-V1001, PR-8210A. I don't know what the thread pitch is. Failure to use a shipping screw on any of these players will typically result in the broken pinion on the slider motor assembly (VNL-028).

Author:  krbahr [ 13 May 2017, 03:15 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

The older style players needed a shipping screw as if you tilted the player forward or back you could hear the pickup move. It would slam forward and back during shipment. The LD-V8000, LD-S2 and HLD-X0 are the only newer players where the pickup could easily slip but they have a locking rail that moves into place to hold the laser during the power off process.

Newer players have laser movement systems that do a much better job holding the laser in place during shipment so the screw was eliminated. The early dual sided players had a transit screw but that held the turn mechanism, not the pickup.

Author:  tshephard [ 26 Jun 2017, 10:41 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

I continue to need this screw! Anyone got one or a set they could measure for me?

Author:  forty-six-and-2 [ 30 Aug 2017, 10:23 ]
Post subject:  Re: VP-1000 shipping screw

Did you ever find out what type of screw you needed? I figured out what type it was a while ago, but I can't find the specs. I do have the screw, however, so if you still need the info, I'll dig it out and measure it.

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