1991 VideoMovie video camera viewfinder not working

I recently got a 1991 JVC GR-303U VHS-C VideoMovie video camera.

It has numerous issues, but if I can get the viewfinder working, I believe I can fix the other issues.

I can turn the camera on and off, eject the tape, etc, but the display never starts. I found a working solution to power it, so that shouldn't be the issue.

I should also mention that the camera's tape drive seems to be a little... off. Does the tape drive use belts on this particular camera?

I'm hoping the viewfinder is an easy fix, since it's the only display I can use without spending more money.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm hoping someone here knows the answer, or, at the very least, the location of a free service manual, because I'm totally lost at this point.

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