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Brian Collins
Thursday 16th August 2007
2:54 pm U.K.

bjc63@tiscali.co.uk

Have just obtained a SLF1 -UB and want to clean the head but can't find an easy way in to it, how do you get to it, am I missing something somewhere as I have removed the bottom tray and released the 4 screws om the circuit board but nothing moves. any advice would be helpfull. many thanks.Brian

Roderick
Wednesday 15th August 2007
10:37 am U.K.

23rod456erick1@3sta938ge45safe937ty.com

Darryl,You won't need a transformer for the German or UK machines. You may need a transformer for the USA unit although some of them are multi-voltage so check first if you can change the voltage to 240V. Australia, Germany and UK use the same PAL system, the USA uses NTSC. Tapes are the same for all but you can't playback a NTSC tape on a PAL machine, or vice versa. You can record anything on any tape.

And a hint: A bit of punctuation would make your post much easier to read.

colin judd
Wednesday 15th August 2007
9:55 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Darryl,try a travel shop,they sell small transformers

darryl
Wednesday 15th August 2007
4:05 am U.K.

darks@optusnet.com.au

Subject: pal comparision

i have just recently bought a sony camera unit sl-fie hvc3000 camera porta pack and tuner from germany.i know pal in germany is a different format but can i use any blank video tapes from america england australia or germany to record and playback in australia via video and audio out to a dvd or computer also i have bought the same combination from england and also from america i also have got in australian format a hvc4000 camera and battery charger and batteries only no porta pack or tuner to go with it can i mix and match formats or what do i need to make them work. do i need to buy video tapes from germany and where can i buy them please.where can i get a transformer to adapt american england and german voltages to australian.

regards darry

Bogan and Sons52 Cedar StGreenslopesBrisbaneQld 4120Tele 07 33979644Fax 07 33979688email sales@boganandsons.com.au

Noel Higgins
Friday 10th August 2007
9:43 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Why would you bother?

RickyRetardo1024 (412)
Friday 10th August 2007
5:46 am U.K.

Grace@Rt283Elizabethtown.pa

Oops. Forgot the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/SONY-BETAMAX-SL-5800-TIME-COMMANDER-WITH-REMOTE_W0QQitemZ330153160729

The continuous stench of urine can be VERY distracting, you know.

Ricky/Mike/Doc/Videohead/Jeff

RickyRetardo1024 (412)
Friday 10th August 2007
5:28 am U.K.

Grace@Rt283Elizabethtown.pa

Wow - a 5800 with the original wireless remote control!

I should get this because those replacement universals read my brain waves. I know, I know, I've suspended 1,073 individual foil balls from my ceiling using strands of cooked spaghetti like Mr. Magicman says, and keep the coathangers suspended from my ears at all times, but what if I crumpled one of the foil balls wrong? The remote signals might be able to read my mind anyway - even with my pockets full of coffee grounds.

Anyway, non-OEM remotes also mess up communications with the mother ship no matter what the FCC compliance statement says about them. I must have written to them 584 times about this.

Ricky/Mike/Doc/Videohead/Jeff

Noel Higgins
Thursday 9th August 2007
11:50 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Colin,

I have only used light machine oil, CRC might work. The planetary gears are one source of noise as I said but another can be a split plastic gear on the metal plastic load drive shaft. The wider gap of the tooth where the split is makes noise as the ring gear spools tape around the head. The planetary gear noise occurs as the tape mechanism takes in the cassette and places it over the reels.

cheers Noel

colin judd
Thursday 9th August 2007
9:54 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Noel,re the noisy gear,would crc 2-26 do the same job?

Noel Higgins
Thursday 9th August 2007
12:23 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Stuart,

OK on your list. I guess in terms of imports to the UK you have them all. Other stereo machines are the SLHF150, The SLO420, SLO1700 and the SLHF100P. The last two have linear AND HiFi stereo being "printers" for commercial video tapes. The last three have no tuners.

Oh, my comment about ACC stands for might be wrong. There is certainly such a circuit in TVs. (prob ACK) You can tell I was painting yesterday - brain fade!

cheers Noel

stuart
Wednesday 8th August 2007
11:41 am U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi Noel,

Thanks for info, I will have to get it sent for electronics adjustments.List of my betas - 2 x sl-c9, both in perfect working order, no faults and as close to mint as you will find now.one slhf100 in perfect mint condition save a few surface scuffs on top cover.2 x sl-hf950, one in full working order, one away for repairs to t901 and av recording no colour problem1 x slc40 as previous and 1 x slf30 intermittent power on problem which I have on ebay at the moment.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 8th August 2007
7:52 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Stuart,

About the Sony SLC40 no colour problem.

I can think of two adjustments which may affect that and they are both on the YC 25 board. One is the ACC set by RV001 (automatic colour killer - to stop you watching noisey pictures in colour) and the other is the AFC set by RV006 (automatic frequency control.)

I suggest you make an ohms measurement of where the control is set before you change anything so that at least you can undo any damage if I am wrong.

To set ACC you will need an oscilloscope. Apply colour bar signal in E-E mode (line in) and measure the waveform at Pin 24 of IC001. Adust the waveform for "peak to peak" level of 0.68V +/- 0.05Volts.

To set AFC apply colour bar signal in E-E mode (line in) and measure the waveform at Pin 16 of IC003. Adjust to 1.7VDC +/-0.1V with RV006. Ignore the peaks (spikes od horizontal pulse) and just note the steady level.

Hope that works!

Give me a list of your machines. Do you have the Sony SLHF100P and the SLO-420?

cheers Noel

stuart
Tuesday 7th August 2007
8:59 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi, please I need advice Noel....I have obtained an slc40 which has a strange problem. It won t play in colour either by av or rf, picture is bw...but record a tape on this machine and play on any other and it is colour as it should be. Can anyone offer advice as to the problem and a possible fix? This c40 completes my collection of sony stereo (linear and hifi) machines, and I should think its not a major thing to fix, just that I have no idea at the moment! Cheers in advance, Stuart.

Dennis RC
Tuesday 7th August 2007
6:16 pm U.K.

dennis.rc12@ntlworld.com

Thanks to Kevin and Acehigh for advise, have mailed Collin for advise waiting his reply,also jus bought another VTC5000 of ebay I bought it to see if could make one good out of two but hope now to make two out of two, and Kevin if you read this your mail got put into my spam box and i inadvertantly empted it , would like to keep in touch so if you could mail again would appreciate Dennis

doctor1024 (412)
Monday 6th August 2007
11:11 am U.K.

Grace@Rt283Elizabethtown.pa

Firstly, during a brief hiatus from searching the Bay of E for sellers I personally find reprehensible and then report to you here, I was thinking: I have never seen a SLO-1700 in person, but I have an SLO-1800, which is NTSC and is a front-loading SUPERBETA. However, if the SLO-1700 is a top loader, I would think that you could remove the cassette cover (isn't it just screwed on?) and the outer casing.

This manuever itself can "fix" lots of mechanical problems. Even if the top doesn't open with the EJECT button, you should be able to see and manually turn the motor belt that controls the top...

Just some musings as I collect myself and return to the ol' bay for an all nighter reading, taking copious notes and then reporting on Beta auctions by scummy sellers. After all I am the chat page self-appointed consumer watchdog...aren't I a troublemaker????

Doc/Max/Grace

aceshigh
Monday 6th August 2007
4:32 am U.K.

thisisnot@realaddress.com

Great page for your Sanyo servicing questions:

http://www.colin99.co.uk/extras/reelidler/how_to_service_a_sanyo_beta.htm

Dennis RC
Sunday 5th August 2007
7:06 pm U.K.

dennis.rc12@ntlworld.com

Just thought hope was lost, then found this site. I have a Sanyo VTC 500 and decided to transfer some Betamax tapes to CD, first three perfectly OK then heard terribal noise and last tape chewed up, i removed top case and managed to retrive tape, and then noticed belt under tape carrage was off, can anyone please help as i can see no way to get at belt to replace,think noise was coming from gears not messing with motor, but this only a guess, any help would appreciate,(IM only a novice)

Noel Higgins
Sunday 5th August 2007
7:37 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Dave,

They come up from time to time on eBay

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Lot-of-NEW-Sony-L-500-Beta-Video-Tapes_W0QQitemZ280137661723QQihZ018QQcategoryZ3319QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Dave
Saturday 4th August 2007
1:42 am U.K.

fxy208@hotmail.com

Just wondering if these tapes are rare that I found they are a couple of Sony L-830 and a fuji L-750 still sealed that I found at a second hand storei would be willing to sell them for a good offerThanksDave

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 1st August 2007
9:39 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Alan,

I have given you suggestions directly by email.

cheers Noel

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