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ivan
Wednesday 15th November 2006
7:27 pm U.K.

ivaclo1@hotmail.com

sorry for that message i forgot to release the shift capital letter mode i correct the message i,d like to know if anyone can send me via email a copy of the SL-HF450 operating manual for free downloading i will aprreciated

Thank You and greetings from Mexico and click on my blue name to see my email and ignore my other message in capital letter

K.Lambert
Wednesday 15th November 2006
10:21 am U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Ivan:Why the need for capitals in your message.It's taken as SHOUTING.I think if anyone had what you are looking for you would've heard by now.Try to be a bit more patient.Greetings from the UK

IVAN
Wednesday 15th November 2006
1:17 am U.K.

IVACLO1@HOTMAIL.COM

ITS IVAN AGAIN I,D LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE CAN SEND ME VIA EMAIL A COPY OF THE SONY SL-HF450 OR SL-HF600 OPERATING MANUAL FOR FREE DOWNLOADING, PLEASE LET ME KNOW ON MY EMAIL BY CLIKING ON MY MAME TO SEE NY EMAIL

THANK YOU AND GREETINGS FROM MEXICO

K.Lambert
Tuesday 14th November 2006
2:08 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Noel:Thanks for that very interesting reply.You could be right.Though you must agree to see the results ( after a good service) on the recordings made and played back on the same machine will verify if they are in good order or not?I believe the unlacing can only give them a lot more life and also the head drum and tape don't take such a beating either.Are spares for the Sanyo's ( belt's /motors/idlers e.t.c) still easy to obtain over there?As for the head meter ,thanks very much for that info and i KNOW the guy who you are reffering to as overcharging for those units (Not personally though).Thanks again Nel.............sorry Noel:)

Noel Higgins
Monday 13th November 2006
11:31 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Sorry for getting your name wrong, I had just been speaking to a guy called Keith on the phone. Hmmm, another braincell has bitten the dust.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Monday 13th November 2006
11:27 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Keith,

I have been using the sony head meter on all types of machines to check head wear. You can get a reading on all ranges and do a comparison with new or at least a machine with very good heads. You still have to check that the head surface is not chipped or scratched because it only checks the inductance.

The Toshibas seem quite bad on head wear and also the later front load Sony's but I have also had quite a few Sanyo M10 and M20 machines with worn heads also. As you say, it depends what sort of treatment the Sanyos have suffered. Apart from head wear savings due to unthreading the tape from the heads during FFWD and REW I suspect they may be saved by the failure of rubber drive belts which then got them put aside in storage. If you do go after a head meter, dont pay more than about thirty pounds. I see someone in UK asking ridiculous amounts for them.

regards Noel

K.Lambert
Monday 13th November 2006
4:24 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Noel:As you probably guessed i've never had to use one with a Sanyo.All the machines i've seen are excellent in that area.A picture does speak a thousand words.Actually i was given a NX100 for a service and the heads were going on that ( the usual black fleks to the right of bright objects and doubly worse on it's own recordings).Surprising that as this was the last one Sanyo made in the UK and i can only assume poor tapes or overuse of the dreaded head cleaner ( Mr Abrasive)was the culprit.I have heard of the said machine though and would be interested to know myself.One day it might be usefull.Feel free to enquire anytime.............Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 13th November 2006
11:16 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Thanks for the tips. It might be a while before I tackle those machines again because of where I have stored them. As a matter of interest, do you know whether you use ranges A,B or C on a sony head tester when testing heads in a Sanyo M10, M20 and M30?

cheers -Noel

Andy T
Sunday 12th November 2006
7:33 pm U.K.

andytreweek@hotmail.com

Anyone out there with a Tidy/clean functioning Sony SL8080UB?

K.Lambert
Sunday 12th November 2006
8:21 am U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

NoelI have the service manual for this model and most Sanyos.It could be the tracking control.They can come apart inside and are repaireable.Result .no adjustment when turning either way.I have also come across a couple of capstan motors that don't spin quite feely, they drag slightly on one side.This gives slight wow on playback and can cause tape damage in reverse picture search.Failing that it's probably a capacitor or servo chip.Give us a shout with exactly what is going on ...................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Sunday 12th November 2006
2:15 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hi guys,

Thanks for the feedback. I have also seen a toshiba rebadged as a General. WE all have our preferences as to what machines we like I guess. I like the complicated Sony.

I would like to get some service information on the Sanyo M30. It has servo lock problems.

Harold, I reckon you should keep that machine for spares and get another off eBay. The power supply and the reel motors are common problems in 950s.

Tes we can do without certain rubbish on this site, but no activity is bad too.

regards Noel

K.Lambert
Friday 10th November 2006
6:18 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

HaroldThere is ( or was ) one listed on E-Bay for around £210 i full working order.Thought you might be interested...............Kevin

HAROLD KOSTER
Friday 10th November 2006
2:34 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

I have, in my mind, at last come to terms with the fact that, after 10 years, the loss of my beloved HF950SLV is a certainty. It needs new heads and a tuning card. It can be repaired at a cost of £1300. Even were I extremely wealthy, common sense would preclude me from spending such a vulgar amount of money on a 20 year old machine.Consequently I now own a machine which is perfect in all but the afore mentioned faults.Anybody interested in purchasing the 'remains' is welcome to contact me. It's got to be worth something?!!

K.Lambert
Friday 10th November 2006
1:06 pm U.K.

kitt@knightrider.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi Noel.I'm always servicing and repairing Sanyo Beta's here in the UK.It's my hobby ( one of them ) and i LOVE IT.If anyone looking here has anyone of the following Sanyo Beta's VTC 5000, 5150,6500,M10,M20,M30,M40 and NX100 that needs a overhaul or ANY advice 'give us a shout'.I love to help out when i can and have given a lot of smiles to a lot of appreciate Beta owners.I have quite a lot of experience with said models and am always on the lookout for any Infr red remote controls or front tuning doors for said models (broken or not) that always seem to have broken (roughly handled?) hinges.I've jus finished overhauling a sanyo 5000 where a 'repair shop' had obviously had the overloaded mains capacitor fault ,probably due to a 'spiky mains' and had'nt bothered to replace it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! needless to say it was used for a while like this and caused damage to the voltage regulator, that i've now replaced. the symptom was a lighlty glowing channel indicator and 'on' led when in 'standby mode'.I have since encountered 2 Sanyo M30's with these capacitors removed and not replaced and one had damaged the tuner/tracking section board.I have now replaced these mains filter capacitors with the recommended 0.0047 @ 350vlts.the origionals were 0.1 @ 250vlts.It never ceases to amaze me how many of these 'approved' repair agents due shockingly dangerous 'repairs' and wrongly diagnose faults!!!!I won't go into that here though.That's why i do what i do , because i don't cut corners and i'm pretty thorough too.I love the Sanyo Beta's.In my opinion well put together , very easy to diagnose and a lot longer lasting than Sony...................YES that is a common trait.From what i've seen anyways.Whay wear Sony Beta's always so OVER COMPLICATED.It certainly did'nt help with their relibility /longevity did it.There biggest issue with me though was the 'always laced up feature'yes it did provide 'peep search' but at what price? It definetley did'nt help with the video/audio head/upper drum wear did it?!Well that's enough for me for today.I thought i'd give you Beta emthusiasts something to mull over.Noel.It HAS been quiet around here...........maybe that's not always a bad thing :).............................Kevin

Ron Humphris
Friday 10th November 2006
11:26 am U.K.

www.ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

G/day again Noel,

Re; Sony SLO-420P

Just read your other posting - I think you will find the SLO-420 was an NTSC industrial/commercial duplicating machine Sony produced for the American market - the "P"on the end obviously indicates it as a PAL version of this machine which I believe was not available for the Australian market, so it was probably specially ordered /imported in or brought in as someones personal vcr from Europe ?

You will probably obtain some spec's/detail's on the machine on some of the U.S. link's on this site

keep on BETA'ing

regards

Ron

Ron Humphris
Friday 10th November 2006
8:53 am U.K.

www.ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

G/day Noel,

Re; Titan VCR 2400

it would be interesting to see what history you can dig up on this model my reasoning is because I also have amoungst my collection a Titan but mine is a VCR 2000 and it was definatly produced by SANYO and is a toploader based on the VTC5000 / 5005 design - although the front panel is very different the rest of the external of the vcr [including the BETACORD inscription] is almost identical!

This is one vcr I have not got round to playing with yet but I should imaginne the internals to be all Sanyo - I'll let you know if they aren't!

regards

Ron

Noel Higgins
Friday 10th November 2006
1:01 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hi again.

I have come across another model of machine not mentioned on the beta palsite list. Its called a Titan VCR 2400. It has been manufactured by Toshiba as its internals follow the V31A design. What is interesting though is the styling changes that introduced a slight slope to the bottom edge of the front panel. This pre-emted the later V51 model. I am repairing this unit for the owner and he thinks he may be able to hunt up the original sales information from his father. Is anyone else doing any beta stuff out there?

regards Noel

Noel Higgins
Friday 10th November 2006
1:00 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hi again.

I have come across another model of machine not mentioned on the beta palsite list. Its called a Titan VCR 2400. It has been manufactured by Toshiba as its internals follow the V31A design. What is interesting though is the styling changes that introduced a slight slope to the bottom edge of the front panel. This pre-emted the later V51 model. I am repairing this unit for the owner and he thinks he may be able to hunt up the original sales information from his owner. Is anyone else doing any beta stuff out there?

regards Noel

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 8th November 2006
4:37 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hello all,

Sure is quiet these days. Then again, the system seems to chuck you out first time around. I wonder if anyone out there has information (sales brochures or otherwise) on the Sony SLO-420P VCR. It is a printer meaning that it was designed to make video library tapes. It does not have a tuner and is based on the SLC9 design. Interestingly, it has edit controller connections at the back to mate it with other machines like the UMAT and Hi8 machines. See http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=200040211847&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=010 for a picture of the actual machine. I will add it to my website http://www.betaheaven.com/ when I get a chance.

Cheers and keep on fixing those beta - Noel - from sunny Australia

IVAN
Wednesday 1st November 2006
12:41 am U.K.

IVACLO1@HOTMAIL.COM

MY NAME IS IVAN FROM MEXICO AND I,D LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAVE A TIME TO SCAN AND SEND ME VIA EMAIL A COPY OF THE SL-5800 OPERATING MANUAL I AN BETAPHILE TOO PLEASE CLICK ON MY BLUE NAME TO SEE MY EMAIL ADRESS

THANK YOU AND GREETINGS FROM MEXICO

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