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Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
7:22 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

I imagine more than one grammer teacher's head has exploded from the horrendous spelling and misuse of words on eBay....

Like the ones whose VCRs won't "except" a tape or the ones that called tapes "cartridges" or even "program discs"...

Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
7:31 am U.K.

minidisc.info@starmedia.com

Hi,

Finally, here! Excused for the delay cause I'm working!Still in stand-by, I make new database with characteristic table and photos all formats. But my computer not still to install antivirus from one month cause CD-RW is slow from hard-disk (I make to modify and to rename sheets and files that are too many long therefore standard Joliet/ISO isn't compatible).

For Olive E ThomasThat remote rubber contact repair page:http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/RmtControler/RMT_Controler_001.htmlAlso photos vcr Sony SL-500ME and Beta Europhon, thank you!

Bye

Sean Meskill
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
3:22 am U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

The one that always gets me is when you see cars for sale and they say that the car "needs restored". I'm sorry, but that doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the seller as a reputable individual... Worst is the people who don't go so far as to capitalize "I"... In an exceedingly brief, personal message I suppose this is OK, but in anything to any sort of group or archive or especially an ad, I certainly can't understand bad grammar.

Fiorello
Wednesday 3rd December 2003
2:58 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

At least the the sleazes who steal DI's material are using good stuff. When they block and copy verbal sewage - that just confuses me. How many machines have you seen on eBay that are highly sought after by armatures, armuturs and amatuer? <shakes head>.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
11:04 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Speaking of plagerism...

They stole another item description from Das's page!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2968561666

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
10:33 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Beat you to this one Sergio! Hee hee!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3063087949

'Europhon' EVR-101 OEM of a Sanyo deck. According to PALsite the German Department store 'Quelle' ordered Betas under their house brand 'Universum'. This must've been another store brand...

buffy tVS
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
10:02 pm U.K.

borednow@fsmail.net

Hi everyone.I was recently clearing out and found an old camcorder which is a betamax one. I'm not familiar with these so if i get any terms wrong i apologise. The model is a Sony Betamovie BMC-200p. I was wondering if any of you could help me and tell me if this is worth keeping, if it would be of any value at all and of any place or site i could find ppl that may be interested in it or if i should just get rid of it. I don't know how popular these things are so if i'm wasting my time i would appreciate it if someone could let me know. Thanks a bunchBtVS

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
9:32 pm U.K.

smeskill@youdontneedtoknow.com

Been getting those mailer-daemon things myself now... I just hope it doens't last long... So I tried a new email thing... anyone who needs to contact me that bad can ask me, the rest of you should have it...

Sean Meskill
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
7:44 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

Sadly, plagarism is a rampant problem on Ebay... Labguy and DasImperator (of OldVTRS) have had pictures and text ripped off so many times... DasImperator even has a section of his page devoted to the different auctions that have used one particular, unassuming picture of an SL-2000... Yeah I've noticed a lot of VCRGary's stuff tends to be in the roughest of shape it can be in and still operate... but in his favor it does tend to operate!

Fiorello
Tuesday 2nd December 2003
1:11 am U.K.

telus@suly.com

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3061134395&category=39830

Hmm. When I first looked at this one (just before the auction ended) I thought two things: 1) I bet vcrgary didn't bid on this one because it's not missing a door. Bwa haha. Me so funny. I also thought 2) "that description sounds familiar," distinctive misspellings and weird emphases and all. Guess the author got past this plagiarism long enough to drop a bid in on it.

Jesse Alonzo
Monday 1st December 2003
6:29 pm U.K.

latinopikachu@yahoo.wards.com

awwwwwww poor brrrrabyyyy!! LOLOL... I want that little block of a CCD-amie I see!!!!

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
9:15 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yahoo.nospammers.com

Little kid holding upZenith VR-9800 VCR for bid that's probably at least two or three times as old as she is...

http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/00/fb/13/6d_1.JPG

"Everything you see here is included... except the toddler..."

All together now... Awwwwwwwwww!

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
8:55 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Some remote controls with a little unprotected LED poking out the end are very directional. If yours has to be exactly on-axis, just rub that little LED lens lightly with Brasso or Silvo polish to dull the shine a bit. Now you can use it while drunk and still get the job done, although it cuts the maximum effective distance so you can't change your neighbour's channels on him from across the street anymore.

Sean Meskill
Monday 1st December 2003
7:52 am U.K.

smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net

(Attempts to contain laughter due to lateness of local hour)

But seriously, If you've got an older RCA television or any RCA gear, especially stuff with analog remotes, I've got a couple cautions for you. First off, the silver metal remotes for the colortrak sets are easy to deform (especially the metal part) if you try to take it apart. The metal part comes off easily, yet taking it off serves no purpose and you will NEVER get it back on. I've written up a dis-assembly FAQ for that type of remote, and anyone who wants it should request it, it's only a couple K of text. Secondly, many remotes, RCA especially, and even more so the analog (Pre Digital Command Center) stuff is particularly sensitive to flourescent lamps, especially the full spectrum kind. So if you can't get the remote to register, or the device functions irratically, turn off the flourescent lamp. This is always my first test whenever a remote is failing to behave as expected.

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
7:21 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

I see I've been using the wrong tool to open delicate plastic cases (and I'm the one with stitches holding my thumb together).

www.replacementremotes.com/images/i-2.jpg

nnils
Monday 1st December 2003
7:14 am U.K.

SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net

Re: Remotes. I thought those black dots on the rubber membrane were not just paint, but carbon-impregnated rubber blobs dropped into the contact areas before rest of the rubber goes into the membrane mold. This is what Sharp, Casio, Canon, Fujitsu and many others seem to use on various keyboards. Typically after a dozen years the conductive dots harden so much that they only contact the single highest point of the gold contact area on the circuit board. It then requires great force to deform the surface of the black dot until it contacts enough of the gold to decrease the electrical resistance to the point where it is recognized as a closed switch. I was unaware of using conductive paint on these black blobs, since death of a keyboard was usually no big deal. But for a discontinued Beta remote this is great news. Thanks.

Matt
Monday 1st December 2003
3:24 am U.K.

macdude443@aol.com

I have a sony SL-7200, w/service manual that the local repair shops refuse to look at. What will happen is: A tape is inserted, and either play or record are pressed, a clunking sound comes from the unit, the buttons pop up, and the standby light comes on. You can depress any of the buttons after this occurs because they will not stay down when pushed. It sounds like a solenoid is causing the error. I had this unit apart before this started happening, I replaced belts, and lubricated the parts. Any sites, or even answers are greatly appreciated.

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
1:12 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yoohoo.com

That remote rubber contact repair page. You'll have to run it by the babelfish...

http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/RmtControler/RMT_Controler_001.html

Olive E Thomas
Monday 1st December 2003
1:05 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yoohoo.com

There's a Japanese page that shows just that method. I suppose it's a workable method if you don't want to pop for the bottle of conductive paint. I'd prefer the conductive paint over the tinfoil method myself.

Bob Kesser
Monday 1st December 2003
12:54 am U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

A good fix for that cranky remote is to paste on an aluminum foil tape fitted inside to each rubber button that malfunctions. Found that this to be a cheaper and almost permanent fix when the conductive coating wears off.

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