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DAVE
Thursday 7th July 2005
1:18 pm U.K.

SPLINGE@TESCO.NET

HI ALAN MORTON, I'VE SENT A MESSAGE TO YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, DAVE.

stuart lief
Thursday 7th July 2005
10:40 am U.K.

stuart.lief@ntlworld.com

i'm new here & almost gave up on beta, i do gree, the ed betamax recorder is a dream machine, if sony brought it out here against the SVHS format the beta comunity would've had something better than SVHS, if the EDV -950 was available worldwide i'd have bought it & used it to copy some films i duplicated onto beta from VHS years ago via a video enhancer to increaase resolution & a PAL-NTSC convertor as i have know knowledge of a pal ED BETAMAX video recorder existing in the english language.

Jamie L
Thursday 7th July 2005
10:03 am U.K.

jlovas@tpg.com.au

Hi all,

Just seeking a little help if anybody can help me... I have a SL-C40ES (stereo) which has a problem during recording and playback of sound. the audio recorded seems to be 'fluttering' and sometimes going up and down in playback but plays fine for a few seconds just after fast forward then reverts back to a lower volume.

Also, tapes recorded on my other machines when played back on this machine is a little bit jittery, but only only on the top of the screen which probably rules out incorrect head alignment. The same problem also occurs when playing tapes recorded on this machine on others but plays fine on this machine.

If anyone can help me i would really appreciate it so much

Thanks,

Jamie

Olive E Thomas
Thursday 7th July 2005
2:20 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

SL-HF 950 with NICAM decoder....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5787610673

99p start 450£ BIN

Dave A.
Wednesday 6th July 2005
6:05 pm U.K.

avideo@earthlink.net

Hello To All! I haven't been here for some time. I'm pleased to say that my media duplication business continues to move along with the improving economy. We're doing LOTS of transfers to DVD-Rand DVD+R everyday - and a few are from Betamax and SuperBetamax tapes every week to 10 daysor so. In going through our tape stock, I noticed that we still have nine (9) NEW Sony High Grade Betamax L-750 tapes that we will probably never use. Also, three (3) NEW Fuji 30 minute Beta Oxide tapes. If someone would be interested in buying them, I would be willing to sell the entire lot for $25.00 + actual UPS shipping costs. Keep in mind the Sony tapeswholesale (if you can find them) for over $3.00 each. Again - these tapes are NEW, inshrink wrap, and never used.

Carl
Wednesday 6th July 2005
3:22 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

To K. Lambert,re my Sanyo beta. Thank you very much for the info. I will check theseareas thoroughly and keep you posted. I was able to adjust the tracking so the picis perfectly clear, thanks to Olive's expert help(thanks again,Olive)and I think themachine is finally starting to come around,so I will continue my trek across the'repair frontier'. Yes, I'm in a suburb of NYC. Again, thanks to my beta friends. Carl

K. Lambert
Wednesday 6th July 2005
1:36 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

CarlI've been reading the problems you have with your Sanyo BetaI live in the UK and service these outstanding machines regulary.Your problem sounds like the idler assemblies need replacing with new and the pulley and reel spool contact edges need a good clean plus the replacement of the drive belt.Another area that could cause shutdown is if the capstan motor is off kilter(if the metal base is'nt exactly parallel with the circuit board or if foreign bodies have accumalated there) or the pinch roller worn.One other area that would also cause deck shutdown is the LED sensor under the right hand spool(It sends signals to activate the tape counter).If this has accumulated fluff over the sensor the microprossesor shuts down the deck as it does'nt detect pulses and to avoid a nasty mess of the tape.If the reel motor was worn it would'nt rewind very quickly(especially after replacing all the idler assemblies) and would 'arc '(white flashes over the picture) and if internally dirty you would find it would leave a loop of tape after pressing stop.I've never heard of one of those motors becoming HOT......Another thing to look for is if the top idlers plastic house has'nt got the metal plate on top (later years) the top idler's housing contacts the cassette door on closing it causing the idler to not make full contact with the reel spool.If it is the older idler (no metal plate) and you remove it , look at it from the side and if it bends upwards , grasp the two ends and gently bend it downwards until it looks flat.I've come across this twice! I take it by the model no your in the US?If so it's a shame as i could have done this for you.Nearly everything else on those Sanyo Beta's is 'bomb proof'..........Good luck..............Kevin (UK)

Carl
Wednesday 6th July 2005
11:08 am U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

Olive..re my Sanyo beta...Since it works so well when cold, do you think the motorthat might turn the wheels gets too hot and shuts down? Carl..

joplinbeta
Wednesday 6th July 2005
2:36 am U.K.

kawninja@cableone.net

Hi all... Just bought a Sanyo 4400 Beta that has a dead digital display. Is this a common problem? Haven't opened it up yet to check further.

Thanks,Steve P.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 5th July 2005
10:25 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Pervue's been relisting that poor SL-2000 set for months. He wants at least $150 for it but nobody bit at that price. Now he's trying to intice you with a slightly lower price with a 'reserve'.

Given that these frequently go for around the $50 +/- range he'll be relisting so often his price will probably be eaten by relist-fees at some point - especially if he goes with reserve bids.

Bass
Tuesday 5th July 2005
10:02 pm U.K.

junkmailooo@bellsouth.net

Here a SL-2000 in the box for #100 on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39830&item=5786679237&rd=1&ssPageName=WD1V

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 5th July 2005
9:05 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Holy krep! The Nigerians are digging waaaaay deep into this site's archives to come up with new scamming angles....

GOODDAY,I AM ADAMS SCOTT, I SAW YOUR ADVERT ON THE INTERNETAND I AM HIGHLY INTERESTED IN BUYING OF THAT,PLEASE IF THE PRODUCTS IS AVAILABLE KINDLY GET BACKTO WITH YOUR LAST OFFERING PRICE, I WILL BE LOOKINGFORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU SOONEST.BEST REGARDS. URGENT RESPONDS.......http://www.chat-page.com/betamax/archive_08.html

He included a link to archive #8 in which I'd casually made reference to possibly maybe selling my SL-HF 300.

This is the scam where they send you a bogus money order for way more than the selling price and ask you to send them the difference in cash.

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 5th July 2005
8:46 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Don't know why the 4400 would just sieze up like that. If the SL- 5200 (hifi beta) shares the same control board as the SL-5000 the TRACON trimpot should be on the same board as the external tracking knob.

Sony was a lot more helpful in labeling different sections of that board.

Carl
Tuesday 5th July 2005
2:23 pm U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

While I'm at this great beta site, I thought I might find the location of thetracking adjustment on my early model Sony beta stereo hifi vcr. It resemblesthe model SL5000 but is definitely a little bigger. I thought someone might know thewhereabouts since I can't find this adjustment anywhere on it. Thanks...Carl NYC

Carl
Tuesday 5th July 2005
11:20 am U.K.

charmkin11385@yahoo.com

Olive...this is confusing me. Re my Sanyo beta. I adjusted the internal tracking sothat the picture is really nice and clear.Thank you for your info,as it was quitehelpful. Now for the confusing part; I cleaned the parts attached to the spinningattachment found under the carriage and lo and behold it worked! That is untila half hour later when it stopped. It got heated up,I guess. I had replaced therubber tire and belt and was enjoying my tape until it just stopped,as if I hadpushed the pause button. I then hit stop and the tape reverted back into the cassette.This morning When I tried it again,it was normal! Any ideas on this? Thanks..Carl

Olive E Thomas
Tuesday 5th July 2005
5:12 am U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

A nice SLO-340 portabeta outfit - $99 start - the BIN price is on the high side a scosche...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5786906639

He does throw in a couple good batteries, the power pack and an HVC-2200 camera so the start price isn't too excessive for a B-1 system.

Robert Kesser
Monday 4th July 2005
8:07 pm U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

FOR SALE: Several working Sony remotes ( RMT 124 ), beta head cleaning cassettes, beta tape rewinders. What do you need? Let me know what you need. A good home is needed for these parts. Price is secondary.

Robert Kesser
Monday 4th July 2005
7:57 pm U.K.

gerbobk@execpc.com

F O R S A L E: MY Sony Betamax 70 in excellent working order plus a sick Sony 70 for parting out. Also, my Sony 400 stereo unit just quit working. Make me an offer I can't refuse for one, both, or all.

Olive E Thomas
Friday 1st July 2005
7:38 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Ginny; Here's a site with a good look at Beta innards relevant to your VCR...

http://www.saitosite.com/av/av9912/slj9.html

Sony used the same mechanical chassis for the SL-5600.

When the T-storms go by up here I'll try and scan you stuff off my SL-5400 service manual.

Ginny
Friday 1st July 2005
10:49 am U.K.

vlro1953@aol.com

I ordered the belts and other parts for my Sony SL-5600. Since the motor still sounds good, I think by replacing those parts should do the job. Does anyone have a guide for replacing those parts? Thanks in advance.

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