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K Lambert
Monday 8th June 2020
2:16 pm U.K.

Ba1Ba2:

These are non UK machines so unfortunately I cannot help with the manuals.

The STK IC's in Sony's can cause erratic non functions such as those you mentioned if they have gone bad. Similar situations arise in the Sanyo's models with those in the PSU.

There are some overseas users who occasionally post here who more than likely could help you out.

It's just a matter of when they see this post.

Good luck...............Kevin

Noel Higgins
Friday 12th June 2020
1:46 pm U.K.

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BaiBa2,

I have a service manual for the HF150 plus replacements for the IC that is used in the HF150.

You can email me by dropping the "nospam" from my email address or contact me through my website at Betaheaven.com and I will email you photos of the circuit and power supply check information.

regards Noel

ba1ba2
Tuesday 16th June 2020
5:39 pm U.K.

hi Noel,

i've sent you an email.

Many thanks for your help.

Al

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 17th June 2020
2:00 am U.K.

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Hello all,

A general question, where can I get supplies of the N series of electronic fuses used in the Sony VCRs.

I have found a UK source on eBay for N25 but not much else.

The sony models use N5, N10, N15, N20 and N25.

regards Noel

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 17th June 2020
2:26 am U.K.

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Regarding my questions below.

These have been withdrawn from sale by the original supplier. (no longer available)

However, I eventually found some quantities on eBay or the N15, N20 and N25 from three different sources from China to Hong/kong.

regards Noel

ivan
Thursday 18th June 2020
1:22 am U.K.

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im looking for the Sony SL-5400 or SL-5600 Betamax NTSC VCR owners manuals in english i cant find them over the internet for free if anyone have these owners manuals can anyone scan and send me these manuals to my email [email protected] please?

Thank you

ivan
Thursday 18th June 2020
1:23 am U.K.

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im looking for the Sony SL-5400 or SL-5600 Betamax NTSC VCR owners manuals in english i cant find them over the internet for free if anyone have these owners manuals can anyone scan and send me these manuals to my email [email protected] please?

Thank you

ba1ba2
Friday 19th June 2020
5:19 pm U.K.

Noel,

I would like to know if you have received my email because I have not yet received the service manual of the slhf150. many thanks

Noel Higgins
Friday 19th June 2020
11:34 pm U.K.

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Sorry for the delay - I have been busy with family stuff. Sending photos of manual pages I think you need today.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 21st June 2020
5:45 am U.K.

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For general information,

I managed to source quantities of at least 10 each of the ICP-Nxx series fast acting semi conductor fuses I mentioned in a post below, except for the lowest rated ICP-N5. (Two ICP-N5s are used in the SLHF950s)

regards Noel

U-Max
Sunday 21st June 2020
2:22 pm U.K.

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Hi all, I need to replace the CV001 cap. trimmer on my SL-HF100, but still can't find any suitable one on the web. Could you kindly advise? Thanks!!!

ba1ba2
Sunday 21st June 2020
4:54 pm U.K.

Noel,

i have received the service manual.

many thanks

Gary Haddow
Sunday 5th July 2020
1:03 pm U.K.

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Hi.I was wondering if anyone has a new head disc for the Sony SL HF 100. I think the head disc for the 150 also fits by remoning the appropriate head switching magnet.Also looking for the front flap for the above model.Any help would be much appreciated.

Many thanks.

Gary.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 5th July 2020
6:55 pm U.K.

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Gary,

I can assist you with new Sony SLHF150 video heads and also the front flap if you cant source either of them locally in the UK.

Send me an email if you wish to follow up.

regards Noel (Betaheaven.com) - Australia.

gary haddow
Monday 6th July 2020
5:51 pm U.K.

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Hi Noel.

Thanks for getting back to me.I am interested in the video heads for the HF150 and also the front flap.How much for the both items.

I am delighted you can provide both items as the unit is in mint condition and is well worth repairing.Not sure of your email address.I am at [email protected]

Many thanks.

Gary.

PS am I right in what I am saying that the heads for the 150 fit the 100.

Many thanks again.

Noel Higgins
Monday 6th July 2020
11:30 pm U.K.

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Gary,

OK I will email you.

Yes the HF150 heads fit both an SLHF100 and a SLHF950.

For the SLHF100 you need to remove one of the magnets - you can see which one when you compare original to new.

For the SLHF950 the rewiring is tricky because the colour of the wires changes and there are fewer.

You lose the still picture 1/10 & 1/5 slow motion functions but 9 times scan and x2 work OK.

The really good thing is it returns the machine to work for all its other good features - syncro editing, APS search real time counter etc.

As for the front panel cover- I just checked and I don't have any spares left, I must have used the one I was thinking about on a recent repair.

regards Noel

Gabriel
Tuesday 7th July 2020
3:57 pm U.K.

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Swapping the heads from HF100 /150 with the magnet removal trick works for regular Beta and HiFi, but is SuperBeta for the HF950 still guaranteed?

As far as I know (read at some online forum time ago), this doesn't work for VHS - SVHS because of the higher bandwidth needed.

It would be worth investigating.

Greetings,

Gabriel

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 8th July 2020
6:29 am U.K.

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Gabriel,

The superbeta performance is achieved by changing the electronic recording and playback parameters which were selectible in three modes to better utilized higher quality tapes. As far as I know the heads are the same.

The SLS2000 has different heads but the same three selections available which made the colour change when you played back a normally recorded tape.

By moving the signals up in frequency to utilise greater bandwidth, a slightly higher line resolution achieved.

I have repaired about 5 SLHF950s using the SLHF150 heads and they seemed to work fine.

regards Noel

Gabriel
Wednesday 8th July 2020
12:22 pm U.K.

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Hi Noel,

That's good to know you have already tested it.

Thanks for sharing!

Noel Higgins
Sunday 12th July 2020
1:51 am U.K.

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Hi,

Does anyone have a copy of the SONY SLO1700 service manual?

I have a photocopy but I am missing information of the circuit layout for the SS27 servo board (Pg76)

If possible could someone email me a picture of that page or if possible all pages associated with SS27 servo board.

regards Noel

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