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Jesse England
Sunday 8th August 2004
8:19 am U.K.

newspaperman5000@_hot_nospam_mail.com

Is there anybody living in Japan who could bit on this for me?

http://page7.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g25288038

It's a lot to ask, but it's for the love of Beta! (and old japanese television.)If the seller could ship internationally, I would do it myself, but I'm stuck in the US. If anyone is interesed in this, please email me (remove the underscores and nospam from hotmail.)

Long live Beta!

Boby
Sunday 8th August 2004
6:15 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

IwwwwwwwIIwwwwwwwwI220 0 110

become

IwwwwwwwI // IwwwwwwwwIMains Supply Out

Happy try......

Boby
Sunday 8th August 2004
6:04 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Noel if there's no such converter ,you can get a Step/UP down transformer but you must cut the IwwwwIwwwwwI two-end point (I'm sure you understand). 220 0 110

Anthony
Sunday 8th August 2004
5:53 am U.K.

videoplay@absamail.co.za

Noel, No repairs made so far, I just left the machine on for a week and let a tape play through to the end two or three times. (A trick picked up from my Nakamichi friends with old machines that haven't been used in years)At the moment I have a perfect picture from the sony demo tape and from tuner.I have no sound from tape (hi-fi audio selector in auto or normal), or from tuner at RF out or RCA out. I do get the test tone from the tuner at RF out.As you suggest, I'm will try and find someone local who can have a look at it for me. Does anyone know of such a place or person in Port Elizabeth, SA. (Just trying my luck.Thanks again.Ant

Boby
Sunday 8th August 2004
3:12 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Noel, switching power units faulty usually in the Oscilating area, since there no clue of yours it might be the Zener,thyristor,triode,triac, possibly capasitors or resistor. Have you tried the 12V adjusting board(one have Linear IC on) swapping from the working 950. Carefull on swapping there's some risk. You can check the board in LIVE condition by using 220 to 220 transformer converter( this will isolate you from the MAINS)[the primary windings and the secondary must separated]. I suspect it's the OSCILATOR.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 8th August 2004
1:08 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

Boby, I looked at the SLHF950 power supply boards and it looks as though the mains board has the problem. I got the spares machine not working. I remember now that I supplied the correct voltage to the second board from a bench power supply to fire the machine up and that didn't work so they both might be faulty???

Richard, The drum motor "glue on the hall affect sensor" seems to me a bit of an urban myth. In all the machines I have had drum motor faults in that was not the problem. The drum motor ICs in a few I did prove to be intermittant. They would run for a while then give up. dry joints to the coil wires, dry electrolytic caps and faulty hall snesors are what I suspect are the main problems. If you replace the motor and dont use the right spacers you can cause mechanical wear and friction by the drive magnet rubbing the coil wires.

John, Nice pictures of the SLC9 and auto changer for sale above.

regards Noel Higgins

Noel Higgins
Sunday 8th August 2004
12:57 am U.K.

noel.higgins222@aca.gov.au

Anthony,

I cut the following from the original email you posted 16 July (whic slipped into Archives)to keep track of what you problem is. "Hi. I have recently bought a SL-HF100SA which is in 'as new' condition (original packaging and all). Apparently only had about 20-30 tapes played through it all it's life. Plugged it in and ran the original Sony Demo tape and everything worked great. Next day tried to watch a tape and there is no sound (RF or AV). I can get the test tone from the tuner but that is all, no broadcast sound either. If I unplug the mains for a day, I will get sound for a few minutes, then all is quite. Picture is 100%."

To answer your email above 3.12V at TP502 sounds about right. TP502 is supposed to be for waveform monitoring of "linear" audio. A voltage 3.9V appears at an IC output and is voltage divided for presentation at the boards output connector by a combination of 2.4Kohm in series and 10Kohm to ground. This voltage divider would drop the voltage to 4/5ths of 3.9V.

1/ I dont know if you fixed any faults in the power supply, and have tuner back???

2/ Starting from scratch on the problem, if you play a prerecorded tape, can you hear either HiFi or linear audio. (select using audio selection switch in the RHS front panel)

I think it might be time to take it to a repair place as this does not just seem like one issue.

regards Noel

Boby
Saturday 7th August 2004
5:58 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Well.....Richard money can't lie ,decent Beta would cost around 100$-up.Even expensive Beta doesn't guarantee that it''l works perfectly.

http://www.betamax.co.uk/slf30spec.html

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/hamidk/slf30n25.htm

It's not easy to determine what fault exactly on your Beta , even serviceman also can't tell the truth sometime.

You're just like me ,different is I bought Records(turntable) but I aint have no player.

I guess youll have to wait till more luck come by.

F30 is a simple machine.....if i were in your town I can get it fixed.

Richard Sleeman
Saturday 7th August 2004
11:53 am U.K.

frontalinire81@aol.com

Hello everyone! This is my first message on this page and it is for help, if anyone could spare the time.I am in need of a Head Drum motor for a Sony SL-F30, I bought this off ebay a few weeks back, but the fault the seller advertised did not exist, it was something far more sinister. I put it in for repair, and the bloke told me there was no head drum rotation, he cleaned the glue off the hall effect to no effect, and said that the head drum motor HAD gone and he could not get another one as they are not being made.

I have nearly 500 tapes and nothing to play them on, as I bought them all before I had a beta vcr, so I have not seen any of them :***(

If anyone could please help, Please get in touch.Regards.Richard Sleeman.

Boby
Friday 6th August 2004
5:02 pm U.K.

boby@intneedtosaytoya.com

YO:(( SOME SHORT MINDED PEOPLE SELLS ONLY WITHIN ITS COMMUNITY, A PITY TO THEM; NOW OPEN YOUR EYES...SEE WHAT'S ON THIS PAGE.....((I'm talking about Japs auctions))

http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://www.ta-ka-ra.com/best50101/video4.htm

have a nice weekend![[coming soon a very prestigious Beta Online Store URL]]

JSP
Friday 6th August 2004
5:12 am U.K.

administrator@na.com

heres a nice one for you guys, a sony C9 and a tape stacker!http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5713845156

JAKE
Friday 6th August 2004
2:55 am U.K.

LLCJ@AOL.COM

YO :)

Eminem
Friday 6th August 2004
2:53 am U.K.

LLCJ@AOL.COM

LETS TALK

Boby
Thursday 5th August 2004
7:20 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Whatta a heck, Mapster has long gone......

B o b y
Thursday 5th August 2004
7:15 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Hi potete avere uno sguardo ad un certo Betamax esclusivo.

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/14beta-2.htm

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/14beta-1.htm

kelly
Thursday 5th August 2004
10:43 am U.K.

kelitaly@hotmail.com

hi. my name is kelly. i am trying to find out information about where i can get a beta video player from in Sydney Australia. i would really like one as the majority of child hood memories are on beta (including my first day at primary school) if anyone nows of someone in sydney who is selling one or where i might get one from this side of the continent please email to let me know. just write beta in the subject bar so that i don't delete the message. kelitaly@hotmail.com any help would be greatly appreciated

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 5th August 2004
1:31 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Ahhhh ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!

RIAA Sues Self ------------------------------------------------------------------------RIAA Kazaa Investigator Sued by RIAA for using Kazaa

July 11, 2004Washington DC-RIAAÕs chief music piracy investigator, Stan Fessle, was named in RIAAÕs latest round of lawsuits targeting people who download pirated songs from online services such as Kazaa. Fessle has a large collection if pirated MP3Õs stored as supporting ÔevidenceÕ for the lawsuits filed against thousands of internet users. Ironically those same files caused Fessle to show up as RIAA enemy #1. FessleÕs IP address was finally tracked back to him, and the RIAA legal department filed suit against Stan Fessle.

ÒThis is ridiculousÓ, remarked Stan at a recent press conference, ÒThey asked me to collect these songs as evidence, and now they are suing be for it. This sounds like entrapment to meÓ. The RIAA has offered to settle the Lawsuit for $ 3000, and have further conceded that they would accept $300/month deducted from his paycheck for 12 months if he cannot pay the fees up front. FessleÕs department, however, is planning on fighting the lawsuit, claiming that the RIAA unfairly intruded on his personal privacy rights as an employee.

ÒWhile this may seem like an odd maneuver, a company technically suing itselfÓ, stated a high ranking official of the RIAA on the condition of anonymity, Òlike any organization the RIAA is in a position where internal departments are at competitive odds. The legal prosecution and legal research divisions of the RIAA are both very different organizations.Ó. Large companies like Sony do in fact have different branches that have competitive differences. Sony, for instance, sells Laptop computers with Microsoft Windows installed, making Sony a partner of Microsoft, and yet a different branch of Sony sells the Playstation 2 which pushes up against MicrosoftÕs XBOX, making Sony a direct competitor of Microsoft. However, this situation is the first situation where a company has sued itself.

The RIAA is continuing to urge Stan to settle out of court and not create a media circus.

Boby
Wednesday 4th August 2004
5:40 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Olive ...do you smoke..I guess not.....

http://www.bidders.co.jp/item/36105701

Rudy
Wednesday 4th August 2004
3:47 pm U.K.

Rudy@havenomail.com

Looking good Betamie.......hit it my man.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3319&item=3831866718&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

jim purves
Wednesday 4th August 2004
12:06 pm U.K.

jpurves@btinternet.com

Hi, i am looking scan of a sanyo vtc 5000 user manuelalso does anyone know if labels for betamax tape shellscan be found anywhere ? cheers, jim purves.

piaggio
Tuesday 3rd August 2004
4:26 pm U.K.

piaggio@soundblastering.com

Greatest item of the month;http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39999&item=5713130919&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=27734&item=5713160638&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39830&item=5712756316&rd=1

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 3rd August 2004
3:34 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

One of the rarer SL-S Beta VCRs...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5713030877

SL-S120 VCR

Boby
Sunday 1st August 2004
7:34 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Addition to last post,

My suggestion only due to a tape that's about to come out (already above the Reel).

¢☼;☺;☺;☺;☺;☺;☼;

Boby
Sunday 1st August 2004
4:17 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Bobbie Jager,

There's a motor on the top of the loading mechanism, dismantle/cut the wire connect it to a 9 volts battery touch by touch so the motor will make jog movement. If there's no mechs problem the Casette should come out. Pay attention on the polarity.

DONT DO ANY IF NOT SURE WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT TO MAKE.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 1st August 2004
3:37 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m

Sounds like a Halle Sensor problem to me Mitch.

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