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Alan Morton
Saturday 9th December 2006
12:26 am U.K.

adm222@yahoo.com

I have a Snayo NTSC 4300 that had belonged to my parents that is no longer working. My repair guy did a once over and could not spot anything obvious that was wrong and I did not figure it worth a lot of money to invest in repairing. I plan on having it tossed in the bin but if there is someone who wants it they can have it gratis, it is located in Central IL so you will either have to arrange to pick it up or pay for having it shipped to you. I f I hear nothing it will get tossed, the owneres manual for it is stall around as I beleive is the wired remote.

Craig
Thursday 7th December 2006
10:00 am U.K.

kreigas@hotmail.com

Doctor 1024 (396) of Vermont: Eagerly anticipating your next edifying instalment of hot Betamax repair tips. You really do remind me of someone else...Hmmm.No. 1 Mad Doc fan.

Andrew
Wednesday 6th December 2006
11:06 pm U.K.

yt1303@gmail.com

Excellent Condition SL-HF950 for sale:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140061839372&rd=1&rd=1

Andrew
Wednesday 6th December 2006
11:06 pm U.K.

yt1303@gmail.com

Excellent condition SL-HF950 for sale:

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=004&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&viewitem=&item=140061839372&rd=1&rd=1

steve
Wednesday 6th December 2006
7:29 pm U.K.

steve.rowley@publitek.com

Hi,

There is a collection of 41 Betamax ex rental films in original cases for sale on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280057853855

Olive E Thomas
Wednesday 6th December 2006
3:01 am U.K.

ˇlive_e_thomas@yah°°.c°m

Advert for Sanyo Betacorder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aftqNG5u0rc

Thomas B. Frankel
Tuesday 5th December 2006
9:13 pm U.K.

tbf@cox.net

I have hundreds of 750 tapes and 8 or 9 sony Beta machines from the early models with wired remote (3) to the latest models of 2002 which I no longer use. I was going to donate to charity but I feel they would be wasted. Any suggestions on some who would take them and use them would be appreciated. I do not want to go through the hassle and cost of shipping many boxes. All machines work great.

Matthew
Tuesday 5th December 2006
2:09 pm U.K.

dreammc@tpg.com.au

Are these tapes pre recorded original ones

Mavis Frewin
Tuesday 5th December 2006
11:12 am U.K.

m.frewin@corbypress.com

I have a large number of betamax tapes and wish to dispose of quicky at a fair price. Some in origianl packing and never used. I also have 3 betamax players. I live in Hampshire, england and would be willing to deliver a resonable distance. I welcome interst and any help or advise.

ljones
Tuesday 5th December 2006
12:50 am U.K.

slothpuck@gmail.com

Where to get a second hand Betamax machine from?------------------------------------------------

Hello all, apologies if this message dosen't appear correctly, but I was wondering if anyone here could help me out. I am looking to buy just one :) betamax VCR, nothing special or fancy just a plain bog-standard beta machine. I did have one about 4 or 5 years ago in the past but made the mistake of taking it to the tip once it broke down x.x . I understand that there are sometimes some for sale on ebay, but some on ebay tend to be greedy and often mark their sale with words like "rare" and ask lots of money of which I am very wary about paying out. Can anyone suggest any other lines of help?

Thanks

ljones

Noel Higgins
Monday 4th December 2006
10:37 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Owners manuals for the Sony SL-HF950 listed on eBay.

Two versions, the German/Swedish/Italian

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=180059812587&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=008

and the French/Spanish/Dutch.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180059815654&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:AU:31

regards Noel

lmelling
Sunday 3rd December 2006
9:07 pm U.K.

lesmels@lmelling1.wanadoo.co.uk

hi , can anyone help source a user manual for the famed slhf950, would greatly appreciate your help. by the way , great site , keep the hints & tips flowing

Noel Higgins
Sunday 3rd December 2006
7:29 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tgp.com.au

Valle,

That picture stability problem you spoke of in an earlier post is usually due to aging capacitors in the capstan servo and drum servo board underneath the base of the Sony SLC7. It is also a problem in the C5 and C6 models. The capacitors dry out over time and lose capacity and also get high ESR or "series resistance".

The ones to replace are the light blue electrolytics. Make sure you get the polarity right on the replacements. I have covered this before in earlier chatpage posts. You may also need to reset the drum servo control potentiometer and the capstan servo control potentiometer because the capacors can vary in their value due to manufacturing tolerences.

regards Noel

Valle
Saturday 2nd December 2006
1:01 pm U.K.

mayday948@hotmail.com

Small solution with another of my 4 pieces of C7 -E

Power switch on..everthing was "green" eject worked aswell..play button indicated that it works..BUT! nothing happend..it didnt "pull out the tape".....it was shown that the whole sistem was STUCK..all it needed was a little help "around" with the finger first time..and som small doze of lubrication on some small wheels in the right upper corner....works pefect now.

Craig
Saturday 2nd December 2006
10:18 am U.K.

kreigas@hotmail.com

lan C: There's a PAL version of a Gary Numan video called Micromusic on Beta format, in apparent xlnt condition, on ebay in the UK. It goes for 2hr. (ebay No.110062480618). You have 4 and half days to bid from this posting- good luck!Regards, Craig.

Olive E Thomas
Saturday 2nd December 2006
6:01 am U.K.

ˇlive_e_thomas@yah°°.c°m

To Ian C. Just do an eBay search for Gary Numan and you should get something. Years ago this netowrk called "MTV" (Music Television) ran these things called music videos (and ran them 24/7 no less - a novel concept someone ought to bring back) and in the 1990s had this show called "Amp" that I used to Betamax religiously. Was able to get a recording of "Cars" on one tape.

Roderick
Saturday 2nd December 2006
12:41 am U.K.

rod347erick872@stage692saf982ty.com

Hi Valle, welcome to the forum and don't worry, this site is exactly for asking that sort of questions!

I would suggest that you start with a serious clean of the whole tape path with Q-tips and surgical alcohol. Quite often this happens when a build-up of gunk over the years causes friction which makes the tape vibrate. If you hear a light squeel when you play a tape that is definately the problem. Make sure that all the posts are nice and clean without any black/brown residue.

If you play a lot of older tapes, have a look at the link to tape baking below. Despite someone taking the p*ss, it does really work. Many of the tapes fromm the late 1970's - early 1980's have this problem due to the way the emulsion was manufactured.

Let us know how you go.

Valle
Friday 1st December 2006
4:16 pm U.K.

mayday948@hotmail.com

Hello!

I dont know if its forbidden to ask for some help right here! If so please erase this Post.

Im looking to solve a problem on my Sony C7 -E

Picture qvalite seems perfekt,,BUT! its shaking,the whole picture.

Couldnt find this problem descried anywhere.

I hope anyone could jus tell me whats wrong.

Greetings from Sweden!

Valle

Ian C
Friday 1st December 2006
1:23 pm U.K.

iculver@hotmail.co.uk

Hello ,I'm after any Gary Numan videos on any format, Betamax / V2000 / VHS / Laserdisc / VHD / CED etc. Surely there must be some out there somewhere. If anyone can help please contact me :- iculver@hotmail.co.uk.Many thanks.

Valle
Friday 1st December 2006
12:11 pm U.K.

mayday948@hotmail.com

Hi Guys!

Just came across this side..think its great!!!

Looking for a place to describe one of my problems with my C7 -E Beta!

Thankfull f÷r tips

Best/Valle /Sweden

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