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Juris Bergs
Wednesday 8th February 2006
6:26 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

It was the Sony customer service center that told me that it is this IC that controls the clock display. They also told me that the part number (provided to me by the repair shop)which was stamped on the old part is not a Sony part number.

Boby
Tuesday 7th February 2006
6:19 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

You'll have to ask a 'guarantee' from the service Centre that the HF860D will work after the Microcontroller replaced with a new one.

Regards ,Boby.

Boby
Tuesday 7th February 2006
6:12 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotnail.com

Juris,

I've read your mail. That wasnt the clock IC .It's called Microcontroller/Microprocessor (SMD IC/Suface Mount Device). The IC is related to system loading and CAP wich belong to the SYSCON block. That IC is difficult to replace/remove ,you'll need special DeSoldering Gun. Now it makes sense if the Tape jammed immediately upon loading but not absolutely cause by the IC in some cases.

I guess you'll have to wait from the Vendor or you can call him by Netophone(Long Distace call using PComputer)

Noel Higgins
Monday 6th February 2006
11:07 pm U.K.

noel.higgins@acma.nospam.au

Franco,

Just in case someone does not know. If they are metal based SP tapes then they will kill the heads of domestic beta machines. If they are normal oxide tapes then they will be OK.

regards Noel

franco
Monday 6th February 2006
6:06 pm U.K.

francocal@yahoo.com

for sale... i have about 150 used betacam sp tapes (30 min). they have only been recorded and used once. i work in a pr firm that is now changing to dvd for their reels. asking 50 cents a piece. price negotiable.or if you know of a company looking for beta tapes... let me know. thanks.

Flemming Jensen 2840 DK
Monday 6th February 2006
12:09 pm U.K.

fjensen@rh.dk

Dear readers-friends of the BETA-videoformat.I hope that somebody would mail me a copy of the users manual for the portable tuner/timer TT -F1E ( SONY)which is to be used together with the mathching recorder SL-F1E. Of course I shall pay reasonably for the mailexpenses. Thankoing You on beforehand I remain Thankfully Yours. Fl.J.

Homer
Monday 6th February 2006
2:07 am U.K.

doh@hotmail.com

ppcusr...

Your SL-2710 might not play its own recordings correctly because it cannot record/read the control track properly, because the tape path might not be adjusted properly or because the head that reads the control track (the ACE head) is worn.

I would suspect a worn head on this 20+ year old unit.

Olive E Thomas
Sunday 5th February 2006
6:03 pm U.K.

olive_e_thomas@yah.cm

Gee I guess if you can't slam a VHS cassette into the slot it MUST be onea them thar "Beta" VCRs....

And a "Professional" one to boot!

Nevermind that "professional" video equipment usually comes without a tuner or timer and use BNC connectors for the video.

Ron Humphris
Sunday 5th February 2006
2:39 pm U.K.

www.ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

G/day all,

anybody care to comment on eBay ITEM NO 7586834866 ?

Peing
Sunday 5th February 2006
5:27 am U.K.

n@spamatmyemail.com

((a guy offer me HF507D and HF701D 2 year ago for only 50U$)) damn I lost contact with him.

Boby
Sunday 5th February 2006
5:19 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I havent get the picture that the clock flashes rapidly or juast like heartbeat.If the clock in working order ,whatta hack with the flashes. Clock always flashes when not programmed.

So now it's consider the loading sequence is working? Does the deck play well?

What good does it make for the 860D keeps in service centre when there's no part/s to be replaced. I imagine it's been there for almost a year. I'd rather have it returned .

Can you email me the Vendor URL in S'pore?

Keeping Beta sometime needs a sacrifice.

I feel bad telling you all this.

Juris Bergs
Saturday 4th February 2006
7:44 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

I never had an opportunity to use the 860D at all. As I mentioned, I bought it on Ebay. Upon arrival, to test the unit I put a tape into it, and it jammed immediately. That is why I took this machine to the repair shop. They put in a new loading mechanism. When I called them to ask if the machine was ready to be picked up, the technician told me about the clock flashing and said he was trying to get the IC to fix that problem. Unfortunately, he has not been able to get the IC, because Sony has discontinued it. When I started researching the availability of the IC on the Internet, I discovered that it still available from a vendor in Singapore. However, the vendor didn't replied when I asked him how to pay for the IC.

Boby
Saturday 4th February 2006
6:15 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Well....as far as I know CX series IC lasts very long time unless there's something wrong in its environment that cause to faulty. Since there's no one you rely on, you can let the technician do his job.I dont really get what's the problem in your HF860D except the fast-blinking FL display and the one you've just told me. Anyway there's no relation between the jammed loading mechanism and the clock IC .

Does it play well before the trouble?

HF860D is a quite complex machine really, it plays prerecorded Movie from HF1000D and HF95D much more better than you can imagine. I'd rather have my DVD Ebayed......

Juris Bergs
Saturday 4th February 2006
7:11 am U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

The machine is still in the possession of the shop where I had taken it because the loading mechanism was jammed. It was the repairman at the shop who told me about the clock display. Since I don't have the machine here at home, I cannot confirm what is really happening. I can only assume that the repairman knows what he is talking about. After all, he is supposed to be the expert, not me.

Boby
Saturday 4th February 2006
5:27 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Juris;

I ve checked CXP5016H ,sorry to ask what makes you think it's the IC (are you sure?/I dont trust Sony serviceman) there're some component next to ;IE transistor/xTAL /LINEAR IC ,etc have it checked also. Do the clock affect other operation such as Programable Timer or just blinking very fast. You can swap to other deck to make it certain(if you have one).

there could be crack on PCB path (wich makes bad contacts [corrosion []}.

HEATS UP the IC sometime fixed (Solder the IC legs in high temperature Gun) but there could be possiblity to failure [make sure not too hot].

Dave
Saturday 4th February 2006
4:14 am U.K.

Betamax@rogers.com

Hi I have a SLO-325 and it only plays one tape that I have, all the others have very disorted video, You only see the video for a few seconds and than it goes messy and recyles the same video again The sound is OK, Its like its hitting a bad spot every few seconds, It does have slo-mo and the video gets a little better but still there is noise, why its only plays one perecorded tape and not any other perecorded ones beats me Any ideas?

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
11:45 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Noel,

The vendor in Singapore e-mailed me a picture of the packaging for the IC I need, and only the 3 Betamax models I mentioned are listed on on the label. Therefore, it doesn't seem likely that it was used in any of the Sony VHS machines. I appreciate your input though.

By the way, Boby once mentioned that you work for the Australian Government. I had contacts in your Government while I was working for the U.S. Government in Washington, D.C.Any discussion about my work would have to be in a private e-mail however.

Best regards,

Juris

Noel Higgins
Friday 3rd February 2006
10:46 pm U.K.

noel.higgins@nospam.acma.gov.au

Juris,

Have you checked to see if the same IC may have been used in early Sony VHS machines?

regards Noel

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
10:04 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

The clock display just keeps rapidly flashing. The IC needed to fix this problem costs $20 in Singapore, but the vendor never answered me when I asked him how to make the payment. I, too, doubt that the clock in the HF950 would work in the HF860D. Anyway, the problem is that the IC is bad, not the clock itself. The IC I need is supposed to work in the following models: 860D, 870D, and 701D. I was thinking of selling the 860D on Ebay, but I need to get it fixed first, unless I sell it really cheap as a parts machine. However, that would be a shame since many of the other parts in it, including the video heads and loading mechanism, are brand new.

Boby
Friday 3rd February 2006
8:31 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

As I recall myself, still dont understand why you stuck on the clock IC .Really what's the buggy problem on your clock. From my experience clock aint no big deal. I have HF950ES clock. Your's free if it's match(I dont think so).

Juris Bergs
Friday 3rd February 2006
5:31 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

Since coming to the United States, my wife has joined me in the Christian faith. That's another reason we don't celebrate the Chinese New Year.

As you and others using this chat page may remember, I started hanging out here because I was trying to locate an IC for my beta. Although a source in Singapore indicated that 300 of the ICs are available over there, I still haven't managed to get my hands on even one of them. The vendor in Singapore has not replied to my inquiry about paying him for the purchase and the shipment to the USA.

Pete
Friday 3rd February 2006
9:51 am U.K.

petel99@tiscali.co.uk

I am looking to repair/service my SLC30UB VCR - does anyone know where I can get hold of a service manual for this machine? Many thanks.

Boby
Friday 3rd February 2006
7:51 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

It's the same, except I dont go to the Temple of Buddha(I'm Catholic).

For someone who has DVD plug to the Monitor and WYSWYG(what you see is what you get).

http://www.hallresearch.com/products/vga_processor/SC-VGA-2.htm

Possibly Beta if you got another converter.

Juris Bergs
Thursday 2nd February 2006
9:48 pm U.K.

jbergs@sbcglobal.net

Boby,

Just saw your message regarding the Chinese New Year. I haven't been lurking around the chat page as much as I did before and was wondering why you haven't e-mailed me in such a long time. As for the Chinese New Year, Molly and I don't do anything special. In this country, people in only the larger Chinese communities, like those in New York and San Francisco, do much celebrating. I imagine you do things differently where you are.

Regards,

Juris

Boby
Wednesday 1st February 2006
5:45 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmaill.com

Looks clean to me...

http://www.speurders.nl/show_photo.php?id=1&listno=5&sp_id=17298083&ac_ca_id=99&sp_title=nostalgische%20draagbare%20video%20van%20sony%20betamax&sp_photo_count=2

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