I am salvaging parts from a broken VCR and pulled off this. Unfortunately, I was not able to see what was written on the PCB next to it. The code written on the side is either S083 or SO83. I searched this on Digikey and couldn't find a match.enter image description here

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    \$\begingroup\$ That's a clock crystal. Probably for the clock function. \$\endgroup\$
    – Passerby
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 3:41
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    \$\begingroup\$ Which means it's probably 32768kHz, but only probably. \$\endgroup\$
    – TimWescott
    Commented Aug 1, 2020 at 5:34

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That is a clock crystal, and based on the shape it is most likely a 32768 Hz tuning fork type crystal for real time clock timekeeping circuitry.


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