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Friday 24th March 2017

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Harold Koster
Friday 4th January 2008
12:09 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

BobyPlease quote me for ONE repeat ONE HF150, which you state, is compatible in the HF100. What I wish to know is the cost INCLUDING POSTAGE to the UK.Harold

Dave Clark
Friday 4th January 2008
10:54 am U.K.

topdog4it@hotmail.com

Hello Everybody, I'm New to all this I have just moved and got my old Sony Betamax tapes out and there is load that I want to watch but my poor old sony SL HF-100 UB has the transport problem so need to raze the the wheels and although it tells you how on this great site I need a few pictures to show me how, also where to get the 0.02m washers etc hope someone can help..RegardsDave

Boby
Friday 4th January 2008
8:04 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Good to know that you publish the tricks of HF100 's head. We appreciate for all your valuable help on this page.

I'm glad that I'd sold PAL&NTSC disk assy accross all continent. Wish I have more in stock (LOL)

Keep Betamax alive!

Cheers,Boby.

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th January 2008
4:01 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

No problems. I believe the original surface coating is sort of carbon impregnated. I have heard of some people using a paste with carbon in it or even lead pencil but I dont know how effective those measures are. I think the pads work by capacitive effect but it could be resistive coupling. That link did not come up as normal but it's the technical page for the F30 on Palsite.

cheers Noel

cheers Noel

K .Lambert
Friday 4th January 2008
12:11 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi NoelWhat can i say but thank YOU this time.Indeed i will try the aluminium foil on the rubber pads.So they must have some kind of chemical on them when made that gets destroyed by fizzy drinks?I will also look on the site you recommended.Indeed i have a suspicion capacitors in the PSU are causing my problems or thereabouts.I'll keep everyone posted with my findings.A million thanks again..................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th January 2008
12:06 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Harold,

The HF100 heads are no longer available from Sony. The HF150 heads will work in a HF100 but you have to remove the extra magnet that is fitted on the HF150. Comparison with the old HF100 head will tell you which one. Boby has new original Sony HF150 heads as he has indicated.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th January 2008
12:01 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Richard, (and for general repairer information)

If you pull the drum motor out of the F30, you can replace the hall effect sensor and there is a 95% chance that will fix it. You can get spares out of scap capstan motor boards from the front load sony models (other than the C6 ) or the reel motor boards of SLC9s. They are also in Toshiba capstan motors V31 model and probably others. The spares hall effect sensors might need their legs extended but have have fixed about 15 this way.

cheers Noel (betaheaven.com - Australia)

Noel Higgins
Thursday 3rd January 2008
11:26 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Regarding the Sony F30, you can getsome good hints from http://www.palsite.com/slf30tech.html but I have to say, I have a number of them with control faults which I think are switch problems or adjustments that I have not sorted out yet if ever. The micro has legs on four side and is one I would not attempt replacement of.

The remote controls pad issue failure is common. They either seem to wear out or are killed by drink spills especially coke. If you cut small squares of aluminium foil and glue those to the pad surfaces they work perfectly. I use superglue but contact adhesive might work better if is applied in a thin enough layer to the pad. Remeber to use a cleaner (metholated spirits) over the circuit board to remove any drink residue and stop the pads sticking.

I built up a receiver tester which flashes an led to show button function. A working machine will work as well but I built the tester because I was looking at the pulses and decoding them for a gokart timer application and it came in handy for this also.

cheers Noel

stuart
Thursday 3rd January 2008
9:46 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Kevin, I had this power on issue on an slf30 also last year. My guess is that it is power supply related as it seemed to power on correctly when cold and had less chance of powering up properly when warm, however the playback and recording was perfect. Maybe your picture problems are also psu related? But just guessing.

K .Lambert
Thursday 3rd January 2008
5:42 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:Well it's my turn to be asking questions/advise for a change :)I have a Sony SLHF30UB that comes on from the mains most times but occasionally ,when plugging it in the head drum starts up the on/standby light illuminates, but no clock or ANY function.Then after some time it's all OK again any ideas/.Also the picture only comes from RF and is black and white and scewed to one side.I am unable get any picture from the BNC 'out' socket but the sound is fine.Would this be bad capacitors.I'm not all that clued up with the Sony's as most know.Also i have 2 x Sanyo VTC6500 remote controls and this latest Sony SLF30 remote that all have the same issue, namely the rubber pressure pad that operates the tape functions ONLY refuses to do this.If i remove a pad from one that works OK and use it on the remotes that don't it's fine.It would seem the rubber pad is to blame, but i fail to see why, as they are'nt worn in any way.Is there a special coating on the bottom of these rubber pads that wears off with time??Any help would be greatly appreciated............Thanks in advance..............Kevin

Kevin
Thursday 3rd January 2008
8:45 am U.K.

Kkreynolds76@aol.com

Richard

The head motor from your scrap C7 will fit the C6, but the C7 doesn t have a reel motor - the head drum motor drives the reels. I may have a spare reel motor for a C6 lurking in the depths, I ll have a look.

Boby
Thursday 3rd January 2008
5:16 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Richard,

Reel motor, head Motor , Capstan motor F30 with C7 is a completely different parts.

I spoted bunch of F30 's capstan motor N-I-B, mail me if someone really need a replacement.

THX,best,Boby

Richard.
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
11:13 pm U.K.

rwsleeman@btinternet.com

PS) I forgot to ask if anyone knows if the Head motor and reel motor from a scrap c7 will be compatible?Thanks.Richard.

Richard.
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
11:08 pm U.K.

rwsleeman@btinternet.com

Hello everyone. I am in desperate need of a fully working Head motor for a Sony SLF30ub, A working Head motor and working Reel motor for a Sony C6UB MK2. I don't want to scrap these vcr,s. Can someone please help??Kind Regards.Richard.PS) i also need a near mint or new video head for a Toshiba V9600B vcr too. :(

Boby
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
3:49 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

The head is actually HF150 's head.I heard that some expert uses it on HF100. (it should be compatible I supposed; I got one original but someone in this chatpage took(bought) it already).

I do myself uses it in HF77K.Some may squeeze into HF950.

For the price quote, just type in HF150 in Ebay search engine then you'll easily find it or drop me a mail.[it's been on ebay more than half a year]Good luck tho...

Harold Koster
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
12:45 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

Boby,That message of mine should of course read HF100.

Harold

Harold Koster
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
12:42 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

Boby, a Happy New Year.

How much are you asking for a RF100 head?

Harold

Chris H
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
8:15 am U.K.

crhowles@googlemail.com

Sony C7 for sale - faulty (spares or repair), includes two faulty remotes.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130186412851&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003

Boby
Wednesday 2nd January 2008
4:27 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Mine 860D, turning of-ON on it's own after a very long time of hibernation.

IF you need a new HF100 head, I have plenty factory sealed NIB.

THX

Best, Boby

stuart
Tuesday 1st January 2008
5:22 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Hi everyone. I am somewhat bemused. Remember I asked a while ago about a sony hf100 I bought which is perfect except that it wouldnt play its own tapes? Well I have done nothing with it, yet after having it powered on for a couple of hours today, I then tried it again and it is fine. Plays back its own recordings perfectly. Any ideas as to why? Could it be because it had not been used for however long?

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