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ED Beta
Thursday 10th April 2008
1:17 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Watcher, Noel (who suddenly slipped off to Sydney), K .Lambert, et al:

Calm down, fellas.

My posts here are helpful, thoughtful and full of information.

Yours are just plain hysterical.

Let's stop worrying about making money by tricking posters and who can and can't

post, and finding addresses etc.etc.

Let's make this a frienly and welcoming arena for Betamax enthusiasts.

Thanks all...ED

WATCHER
Thursday 10th April 2008
12:47 pm U.K.

hkoster@onetel.com

I am asking officially, that the owner of this hitherto informative, caring, interesting and thoughtful website; bannish, driveaway, ostracize, disallow, exclude, forbid, this GHASTLY invader who travels under the name of ED Beta.

K .Lambert
Thursday 10th April 2008
12:46 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

EDBETA:There's NOTHING hatefull about my posts just plain and simple FACT.Quit the 'i'm a victim garbage' and get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(oh and before i forget congratulations on having the highest amount of nonsensicle drivel on this site, i'm sure that was your aim all along).You've jarred off enough of the good honest posters here, please get the message....change your attitude or look elswhere.KNOWONE HERE can HELP YOU........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Maybe a better sollution would be this site is for UK and Aussie members only..........?

ED Beta
Thursday 10th April 2008
12:42 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

One more thing,

Did you notice K .Lambert used the words

"For Free"?

That's what I was telling everyone.

This is a gateway to businesses. That's fine.

Just come out and say so.

Don't try to destroy a person

because he doesn't have the quid to pay for it.

Sorry for the piggyback posts...ED

ED Beta
Thursday 10th April 2008
12:38 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

K .Lambert & Future Posters:

This is what I am talking about.

Mr. Lambert should read the Palsite rules

before he posts this hateful rhetoric.

IF YOU POST A QUESTION, BEWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES!

K .Lambert
Thursday 10th April 2008
9:08 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Ray:About time and a GREAT IDEA.

EDBETA:(Timmy) i certainly hope NOT, YOU are the reason all this kicked off in the first place with your childish rantings and demanding info with numerous repetitive posts.Take a good look at your previous posts.Knowone had nothing against you and your first requests ,but because you didn't get the answer you FELT you deserved for free you went on and on and on and on and on.Then you've started to make up stories about myself and other decent Beta enthusiasts that can only be reffered as slander about how or why they post on this site and their reasons ALL untrue.I tried to explain to you the posting guidlines, you responded in a half decent way and then continued with your abuse and nonsense, that is plain for all to see.You obviously need to grow up when you don't get the results you want.Throwing abuse and tantrums will get you NOTHING............and i think you've acheived that response from your own makings.This is not 'ganging up on you', as you keep telling others, just FACT for your dispicable and tiresome posts.Can i suggest covering up your LED meter with masking tape, that way you won't have to look at the failed LED's and we won't be the burden of your ramblings anymore..............................Kevin

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
10:58 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Sure, that wasn't you NOEL who did all the damage. You were in Perth, uh I mean, Sydney.

To RAY BLUE: On your new site, will I be permitted to post questions about Betamax repair?

And if so, can you assure me that my workplace and other personal information won't be

published like what happens on the Palsite?

ED

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 9th April 2008
10:16 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Ahhhhhhh, a blue ray of light. Sounds good for the chat side of things - but this ite is much more than that as a source of beta repair information

Thanks and cheers Noel

Ray Blue
Wednesday 9th April 2008
10:02 pm U.K.

cashmir1969@hotmail.com

http://groups.ebay.co.uk/clubforum.jspa?forumID=18000016516

Launched today a new forum for our beta chat, everyone has to be an ebay member so people just hustling their gear can be seen in the clear light of day.

I'll be regulating the discussions assholes will be kicked out, decent constructive conversation only.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 9th April 2008
9:47 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Errrr, that's not me posting earlier you twit, I dont have to use fake IDs, I am away on business in Sydney. Unlike you who have to hide behind the internet and play your silly games I have a life and a nice hobby to boot. Learn how to fix you own meter, although I guess that might be a problem for you, as you dont seem that smart.

cheers Noel

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
5:13 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

NOEL, Im not a loser

You must stop this.

This has gone much to far.

I dont know what you want Noel?

This site was a way for you to make money,but was only a small part of your income.

Grow uo and stop..

Planks
Wednesday 9th April 2008
4:37 pm U.K.

gotbusted@chatpage.com

so you make a living at Cedar Creek Animal Hospital, Rome, Goergia. U S A

Fredderick
Wednesday 9th April 2008
4:23 pm U.K.

bustyour@shatchatpage.com

LOOSER

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
3:06 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Let me try again...maybe now we can put a stop to all this acrimony and rancor.

Here is what I asked to cause all this nonsense. I will ask it again so everyone

can see it is an innocent query.

I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950. Everything operates fine, just one glitch. The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S. Boby once said on this board that he had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was. I realize it is complex and hard to put into words. Would it be possible to give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word or two on what to do? Thanks so much, Best regards, ED

Fredderick
Wednesday 9th April 2008
3:03 pm U.K.

bustyour@shatchatpage.com

What's that shake all about, am just asking your workplace...(?) so you really work there..right.?

Fredderick
Wednesday 9th April 2008
3:00 pm U.K.

bustyour@shatchatpage.com

P.S; Don't say that I'm Noel or maybe your lover Boby, am really Fredderick.

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
2:56 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

I'm sure you are not Noel, ha ha. Why must you threaten me at my work place? All I have done is ask a question relating

to Betamax. Is that the serious offence to

which you are refering, Noel?

TO ALL POTENTIAL POSTERS:BEWARE! ASK A QUESTION THAT THESE FOLKSFIND NOT TO THERE LIKING AND THEY WILLMAKE YOUR LIFE MISERABLE.

Fredderick
Wednesday 9th April 2008
2:42 pm U.K.

bustyour@shatchatpage.com

Ed Beta do ya happen to work at Cedar Creek Animal Hospital ?Rome, Goergia. U S A

The cleaner
Wednesday 9th April 2008
1:31 pm U.K.

clearhistory@fixit.com

Ed-Beta, you should have no worries then should you? More than one service provider has been notified, I have also provided details of other suspect posts which shouldn't bother you too much either LOL. I wouldn't be surprised if you have used your work pc due to the time stamp and IP info , lets hope they don't care either eh? For your information ISPs don't take kindly to reports of nuisance posts, emails and spamming, particularly if there are numerous complaints. I'm not Noel by the way, but if you had a brain........well that's another story!!

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
1:11 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

The cleaner, uh, I mean NOEL:Tom, you've hit the nail on the head. I came on here and was bombarded by this ring of animals (Mark, Boby, Noel etc.). Most either have websites or are on eBay where they peddle their wares after suckering people from this sight into their webs. What they do is, they give you just enough information where you need to go directly to them via emails for help. If you do, that's where they pounce and try to fleece you. I tried to just get some sketchy info on an Led meter and it's been one hell of an experience. One lady got on here and tried to help me.... she too got bushwacked by these theives. Let me know if anyone of the good folks here can find another sight where serious contributers can discuss the hobby

The cleaner
Wednesday 9th April 2008
1:03 pm U.K.

clearhistory@fixit.com

With a bit of luck you may have used your work PC as well! Good job I managed to look back on your original posts as well eh?

The cleaner
Wednesday 9th April 2008
12:53 pm U.K.

clearhistory@fixit.com

Yes, these and transcripts of ALL your other posts have been sent to you service provider.

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
12:27 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Nice Job NOEL

Using the name "CLEANER" was a great way to try to get rid of the post about you and the GANG..

Posting 2 times about the Capstan was also cute to get the Horrific deals you have pulled on others to go away.

Stop the nonsence and do the right thing .

CHEERS

The cleaner
Wednesday 9th April 2008
11:28 am U.K.

clearhistory@fixit.com

The cleaner
Wednesday 9th April 2008
11:24 am U.K.

clearhistory@fixit.com

Mark
Wednesday 9th April 2008
11:16 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123783 123780/1207738519 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com and 123784 123783/1207739291 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 9th April 2008
11:12 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

To those who have not realised.

You have to post things a few times here because otherwise it gets lost in the meaningless dribble and rolls off the chatpage history.

cheers Noel

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
11:08 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

NOEL, Nice try with the EXTRA LOOONG Capstan Cleaning tip.

Even had me fooled that your just here to help --WONT WORK

Sorry, Noel, Bobby, Edgar, K .Lambert, Kevin, Mark and the rest of you miscreants. From now on this site is going to be used for questions and answers ONLY!!

No more taking advantage of the decent folk that come here to just ask questions without making you guys rich.

Not to be asked to email them off the site and directed to their website >>i.e. Noel & Bobby. If you two beauty's need to use this site to take pounds off people to make a living , then I feel sorry for you two. Just answer questions and if you can't do more than that --Leave it be..

You two and a few other's have destroyed a great venue to talk about our Hobby.

Noel, you posted 2 times the same cleaning Capstan post. Should have done the right things in the past,instead of the dark deals you and Boby and other's have pulled in the past.

But I wil say at least Noel is trying and I will give him a THUMBS UP.

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
10:55 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

That's OK (Boby, Noel ,Mark) and the REST of you Money hustlers on here.

Post where I live, that's just fine.

At least I'm putting a stop to your Betamax tricks.

No longer will Noel and Boby use this site to suck the money out of the good people that just come here to learn about Betamax's. No longer will good people end up paying these beta crooks hundreds of dollars for a head cleaning, putting used belts in Sanyo's and taking Betamax's from people on this site, telling them it's we cant fix them and then selling them on ebay ..

Boby who one moment types like he has a head injury , BUT when he see he might be able hook a Betaphile to his evel Ebay site, types like a teacher. Sorry Boby, your home base chat page is over.

If you people want to join in and have a nice chat, no problem.

Sorry to the newbies who have to see what this site has become

Mark
Wednesday 9th April 2008
7:58 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123780 1/1207714206 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 9th April 2008
4:26 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

General Information on something that has worked for me. Capstan rollers are becoming hard to get for most beta machines and are very expensive. A tip for those wanting to try and restore a capstan roller in a VCR. The rubber rollers become hard on the surface and can even get a build up of tape or other deposits on them. Assuming the top and bottom bearings of the holder have not collapsed or worn too much and that the rubber is not stone hard or has large cracks or holes in it, the surface may be able to be restored. Remove the roller assembly from the machine. THE SOFT TOUCH METHOD 1/ Smear undiluted detergent onto the surface of the roller but try to avoid the sides (ends) of the roller to keep it out of the bearings. 2/ Work it into the surface with your finger nail or a hard edged surface like the back of a knife and make sure the the roller surface has an even coat. 3/ Sit the holder down on its back (or whatever works if it's not a late model SONY capstan roller assembly) and allow it to soak into the rubber for 10 minute or so. 4/ Use a damp cloth or rag to remove the detergent and as much rubbish from the rollers surface as you can. The use a dry rag to rub the surface up to a dull finish. refit the assembly to the machine. THE HEAVY HANDED METHOD (Wear suitable clothing and glasses this could get messy) Get a Dremel super tool or similar with a fine grade stone grinding wheel of approx 8mm to 10mm diameter. Run the tool at half to two thirds speed and while holding the capstan rollers metal mount between your thumb and index finger with the side of the rubber roller (capstan pin side when fitted) most exposed facing up. (I have assumed it is a roller from a late model SONY. Other model holders may have to be held differently) TAKING GREAT CARE NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FINGERS apply the tool gently to the edge of the capstan roller at a 45 degree angle to the surface so that tool imparts spins to the roller up to a very fast speed and move the grinding stone across the surface slowly and evenly to the other edge keeping the pressure and motion constant until you get right to the other edge and then lift. Check that the resulting "wear" to the surface is even and has the right effect of roughening up and cleaning the capstan rollers rubber surface. Repeat the procedure until you are satisfied that the roller surface is even, clean and grips reasonably like fresh rubber. Do not take so much rubber off the roller that it significantly loses its diameter and cannot press onto the capstan when refitted. I HAVE DEVELOPED THESE METHODS OVER TIME AND THEY ARE GIVEN TO YOU WITH ALL CARE AND NO RESPONSIBILITY. DOCTOR, TIMMY, ED, TWIT, WHATEVER, time you gave a USEFUL CONTRIBUTION to the BETA HOBBY. To the REAL beta enthusiasts - enjoy, but take care. Cheers Noel

ED Beta
Wednesday 9th April 2008
4:10 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

That's OK (Boby, Noel ,Mark) and the REST of you Money hustlers on here.

Post where I live, that's just fine.

At least I'm putting a stop to your Betamax tricks.

No longer will Noel and Boby use this site to suck the money out of the good people that just come here to learn about Betamax's.

No longer will good people end up paying these beta crooks hundreds of dollars for a head cleaning, putting used belts in Sanyo's and taking Betamax'sfrom people on this site, telling them it's we cant fix them and then selling them on ebay ..

Boby who one moment types like he has a head injury , BUT when he see he might be able hook a Betaphile to his evel Ebay site, types like a teacher. Sorry Boby, your home base chat page is over.

If you people want to join in and have a nice chat,no problem.

Sorry to the newbies who have to see what this site has become.

Spencer
Wednesday 9th April 2008
3:29 am U.K.

gotcha@chatpage.co.uk

Planks addr is UNITED STATES WEST VIRGINIA CHARLESTON

Mark
Wednesday 9th April 2008
12:53 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123770 123764/1207680653 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.comPlanks ID 123777 123770/1207697151 cache-mtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

ED Beta
Tuesday 8th April 2008
11:25 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Sorry, Noel, Bobby, Edgar, K .Lambert, Kevin, Mark and the rest of you miscreants. From now on this site is going to be used for questions and answersONLY!! No more taking advantage of the decent folk that

come here to just ask questions without making you guys rich. Not to be asked to email them off the site and directed to their website >>i.e. Noel & Bobby.

If you two beauty's need to use this site to take pounds off people to make a living , then I feel sorry for you two. Just answer questions and if you can't do more than that

--Leave it be..

You two and a few other's have destroyed a great venue to talk about our Hobby.

Edgar
Tuesday 8th April 2008
11:10 pm U.K.

mctadmin@chatpage.co.uk

Honorable members please don't listen. They just echoing and reflecting themselves.

ED Beta
Tuesday 8th April 2008
6:50 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Tom, you've hit the nail on the head.

I came on here, just like you, and was bombarded by this

ring of animals (Mark, Boby, Noel etc.).

Most either have websites or are on eBay where they peddle their

wares after suckering people from this sight into their webs.

What they do is, they give you just enough information where you

need to go directly to them via emails for help. If you do, that's where they

pounce and try to fleece you.

I tried to just get some sketchy info on an Led meter and it's been

one hell of an experience. One lady got on here and tried to help me....

she too got bushwacked by these theives.

Let me know if you find another sight where good folks can discuss the hobby.

TOM MANDER
Tuesday 8th April 2008
5:43 pm U.K.

tommander@tiscali.co.uk

To Mark, why dont you do yourself and others a favour, and play on some other site, and get back in your play pen, you stupid little man sorry boy

Mark
Tuesday 8th April 2008
5:30 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

Ah, that's a shame! To help you with your postings on other sites, perhaps you need to consult a dictionary. Just to help a little, please be advised on the following spellings:

SeemsHostileAcross

Missing you already!

K .Lambert
Tuesday 8th April 2008
5:26 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

HiWell, i've decided to take a step back from this board,it seems latley it's overrun with idiots,posting nonsense.When these 'stirers' go elswhere i'll consider posting again...........Yes, i also agree, a sign-in system should be the way to go, then if anyone breaks the posting guidlines................ADIOS.In the meantime if anyone sensible enough wants any help or guidance ( especially the Sanyo Beta's) feel free to e-mail me.Childish and very immature behaviour at best.......................Kevin

TOM MANDER
Tuesday 8th April 2008
5:09 pm U.K.

tommander@tiscali.co.uk

I just dont understand this site, came accross it as I am interested in Betamax, thought this would be good , to engage in conversation with like-minded people, seams i was wrong so hosstile, can't understand ?? any way wont waste any more of my time, Will find another site, where I will a better response,

Mark
Tuesday 8th April 2008
4:35 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123764 123760/1207670959 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

ED Beta
Tuesday 8th April 2008
4:09 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Boby, I know that your not the tpye that enjoys other's putting peoples home address on this site.

The Boby we all came to love, would answer people questions if it was possible.

Why Boby are you staying silent when you know that answering my simple question would end this scary situation.

Is it the small amount of money you make selling this on ebay?

Is it that you might enoy in a sick way the fighting on this chat page?

If the old Boby is still in you, Please for God sakes , end this , end this!!!!Only you know..

AGAIN:BOBY

I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950. Everything operates fine, just one glitch. The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S. Boby once said on this board that he had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was. I realize it is complex and hard to put into words. Would it be possible to give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word or two on what to do? Thanks so much, Best regards, ED

Mark
Tuesday 8th April 2008
2:54 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123760 123753/1207617506 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 8th April 2008
9:53 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

rob,

With regard to the SLO1700 you want to sell. You have the advantage with that unit that you can say how many hours the video heads have done assuming it still has the meter in the lower centre sockets of the front panel.

The meter globes are 12volt baynet type very small. Max 0.5 to 1W. I could not source them but I used end facing end instrument lights, two in each meter to replace them and throw the same light to the meter face. Price - over $500 Au for a good one.

They have a DC/DC power supply like the SLC9 but it puts out +/- 12V for the audio circuit.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 8th April 2008
7:54 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

To Clive Monks,

The Sony C7 warble problem is most likely due to faulty electrlytic capacitors. Take the underside base cover off, remove the screws indicated by circit board arrows and flip out the board. Replace all the light blue sanyo capacitors around the drum and servo area of the circuit.

cheers Noel

ED Beta
Tuesday 8th April 2008
1:18 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950.

Everything operates fine, just one glitch.

The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S.

Boby once said on this board that he had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was.

I realize it is complex and hard to put into words.

Would it be possible to give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word or two on what to do?

Thanks so much, Best regards, ED

NOW GO AHEAD, 'MARK'/'EDGAR' GIVE MY ADDRESS BECAUSE I ASKED A QUESTION.

BEWARE FUTURE QUESTION POSTERS!!!

THIS SITE IS INFESTED WITH SELF APPOINTEDDICTATORS WHO THINK THIS IS THEIR OWN KINGDOM.

IF THEY DO NOT LIKE YOUR QUESTION YOU WILL BE THREATENED VERBALLY AND PHYSICALLY.

Edgar
Monday 7th April 2008
11:24 pm U.K.

mctadmin@chatpage.co.uk

That'll be in RESTON,VIRGINIA,UNITED STATES.

Mark
Monday 7th April 2008
10:25 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

Planks ID 123753 123745/1207594052 cache-dtc-ah11.proxy.aol.com

rob
Monday 7th April 2008
8:43 pm U.K.

robbestwick@yahoo.com

Hi there all , adding to my last post ref. tape stuck in machine ive managed to get it repaired and its working superb now !!!! also im now looking to get rid of it so is there anybody out there wo wants to make me a reasonable offer ? (if no interest by sunday im putting it on ebay) would also like the buyer to collect from the nottingham area . would also like to hear what its worth (the only thing that requires att. is the vu meter lights !) cheers , rob

clive monks
Monday 7th April 2008
7:32 pm U.K.

clive.monks@btinternet.com

Hi All Can anyone help. I've bought in the last month 2 Sony c7 betamax machines. Both have the same problem. When playing back tapes the sound is warbling (flutter). Am i in capstan motor territory? Any assistance gratefully received. I've got home movies to transfer and would like to solve this problem. Clive

ED Beta
Monday 7th April 2008
6:47 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

No "Mark" you don't engage people in conversation.

You just come on here and make threats and postaddresses. Do everyone a favor and keep your opinions to yourself.

No one here is interested in what comes out of yourpie hole.

Your a real nasty dude and everyone knows it too.

Mark
Monday 7th April 2008
6:03 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

Ed Beta, don't bother trying to engage me in conversation because I have no wish to do so with an obvious plank like yourself.

TOM MANDER
Monday 7th April 2008
6:03 pm U.K.

tommander@tiscali.co.uk

Hi all, put a advert on re Sanyo portable system 5800, yesterday, 6Th April, Not realising I would upset people, using capitals, Sorry to SHOUT, but thought it would catch someones eye, Who would be interested in this unit, But as some people seam more obssed by empire building, rather that a site that is useful, interesting and informative, so be it, but if any memebers still interested please email me , in either lower or upper case, DONT MIND thanks ,

ED Beta
Monday 7th April 2008
12:20 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Mark, what do you want to do, kill me for askingquestions? Is that what you mean by (Quote)weeding(quote)?Why don't you publish where I live again.Get a life and contribute to this board in a waythat promotes our hobby.

Mark
Monday 7th April 2008
11:57 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

Ok, it looks like the scrolling issue has been sorted, that's a good start. Now it's time to do a bit of weeding.

ED Beta
Monday 7th April 2008
11:09 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Mark, or whatever name you are usingnow: Is that how you denegrate new postershere? Saying they belong in an institution?I try to act civily here and you immediatelytry to make me and my question appear frivilous.Go elsewhere and try to peddle your bile and hatred.

Mark
Monday 7th April 2008
10:35 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

[Quote] ED beta formerly named Timmy do you live near Newton medical center ? [Quote]

He is a resident, surely.

Does anyone enter their real email address on this site before posting? Another pointless formality. Do the regulators of this site act on any suggestions or indeed read any of these posts? This is after all UK PALsite, it's a pity it has been ruined by what appears to be posts from overseas.

Edgar
Sunday 6th April 2008
11:17 pm U.K.

mctadmin@chatpage.co.uk

ED beta formerly named Timmy do you live near Newton medical center ?

ED Beta
Sunday 6th April 2008
10:03 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

K .Lambert: Well said. I agree with everything

and apologize now for changing from Timmy to

ED Beta. Thought it was cute, realize now it irritates

you and others.

Now for my question:I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950. Everything operates fine, just one glitch.The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S. Boby once said on this board that he had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was.I realize it is complex and hard to put into words. Would it be possibleto give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word ortwo on what to do? Thanks so much,Best regards, ED

PS: Hope I tackled this OK. I'm trying to comply with the rules andregulations here. If I have asked improperly for help, please, oneof you kind folks tell me where I went wrong.

K .Lambert
Sunday 6th April 2008
8:06 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:Can i also add PLEASE refrain from posting using capital letters for all words , as in the internet etiquette is's classed as 'shouting'.To all the contributors of great ideas,technical info, responses with help to questions,facts and other help with queries..... Nice one!To all the losers posting nonsense,demanding info, posting private info and the like , please refrain ,this is breaking all the posting guidelines and conditions and is getting pointless, tiring and not welcome to this board.If doing so was intended to disrupt this board, get a life or find some other form of amusement, it's NOT welcome here.Posting under different names is'nt big or clever either.Can i suggest you ask for info politley and ,if you don't get a response, take it that knowone can,or is able to assist or help you................simple as that.....................................Kevin

Kevin
Sunday 6th April 2008
1:30 pm U.K.

Kkreynolds76@aol.com

In response to the posts from Stuart and Mark

Here Here!!!!

TOM MANDER
Sunday 6th April 2008
10:34 am U.K.

TOMMANDER@TISCALI.CO.UK

HI ANY ONE INTERESTED IN A SANYO 5800 COMPLETE PORTABLE SYSTEM, PURCHASED NEW IN EILUCTGHTIES, . RECORDER NEEDS ATTENTION, POSS CLUTCH, CAMERA WORKS BUT SLIGHT DAMAGE TO CASING, VIDEO LIGHT GOT TOO CLOSE, OTHERWISE ALL OK, FULL KIT INCLUDES, RECORDER, CAMERA,TUNER,CHARGER, CASE, BATTERIES,ANY TAKERS,TA TOM, NEEDS TO GO MOVING TO SPAIN,

TOM MANDER
Sunday 6th April 2008
10:28 am U.K.

TOMMANDER@TISCALI.CO.UK

HI ALL, HAVE BEEN CLEARING THE LOFT READY FOR MOVE TO SPAIN, FOUND MY OLD SANYO 5800 PORTABLE RECORDER, ALL COMPLETE, RECORDER/PLAYER, TUNER,CAMERA, CHARGER, CASE,COULDNT SCRAP IT , LLUTCH, TOO GOOD, SO IF ANYONE OUT THERE INTERESTED DROP ME A LINE, BUT MUST GET RID SOON, ANY OFFER WELCOME, BOUGHT IT NEW IN EARLY EIGHTIES, USED FOR FAIMLY VIDEOS ECT , KIDS PARTIES, AND SO ON, , i MOVED ON TO SMALLER CAMERS IN THE 90'S SO LOCKED AWAY IN LOFT SINCE THEN, CHECKED IT OUT, ALL OK EXCEPT FOR, RECORDER NEEDS NEW CLUTCH, CAMERS HAS BURN MARK AND SOME MELTING , WERE VIDEO LIGHT GOT TOO CLOSE, BUT ALL STILL WORKS FINE, I WILL WAIT FOR REPLIES, TA TOMA

Stuart
Sunday 6th April 2008
7:41 am U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Yes, I think I php board would be much better. Having to register and confirm a valid email address and only allow registered members to post would kill the spammers like timmy. If someone has a genuine issue registering wont be a problem for them. Just my humble opinion :)

Mark
Saturday 5th April 2008
12:08 pm U.K.

mark@beta.com

If you had to sign in before posting you wouldn't get all this crap. This site needs moderating and the left to right scrolling needs attending aswell.

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th April 2008
10:56 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Hmmmmm. Interesting to note someone writing in capitals. Again?

Stuart
Friday 4th April 2008
11:58 am U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Hi all, many thanks Noel. You have been a big help to me in the past with repairing c9s, f30s and also 950s. Now is time for me to offer parts for anyone who may require parts for a sony slf30 ub. I am breaking one for parts. The cover is sold, front panel is smashed and it wont play or perform any tape transport but the parts I am able to retrieve in good order are the tuner board, power supply and loading mechanism amongst others. Note the tuner board is missing its bias oscilator transformer as I have kept this as a spare for my hf950s. The ace and complete head drum could also be retrieved but as the unit wont play its unknown if the video heads are good, but I see no physical damage to them. Any interest please reply here. UK ONLY Thankyou!

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th April 2008
10:04 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Stuart,

No problems. Knowledge such as this is best shared, The world is a big place and without such fixes quite a few beta machines might not see service again for no good reason. I use metholated spirits or at least raw alcohol as a general cleaned of parts but when it came to restoring the pinch rollers that was not enough in some cases.

cheers Noel

Edgar
Friday 4th April 2008
9:54 am U.K.

mctadmin@chatpage.co.uk

you SCUMBACKS must be near KANSAS city....post some more so I can get more details

WENDY
Friday 4th April 2008
1:26 am U.K.

cgi.net@bigfoot.com

*EDGAR* AFTER I POST, WILL YOU ALWAYS GIVEMY HOME ADDRESS?

IS THIS DONE TO EVERYONE, OR JUST ME?

I JUST HAPPENED TO SURF HERE YESTERDAYAND COMMENTED ON WHAT I SAW.

DIDN'T THINK THE BETAMAX CHAT PAGE WAS A HOSTILE PLACE.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU JERKS WHO THINK THIS IS CUTE.

Stuart
Thursday 3rd April 2008
4:38 pm U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Hi Noel, Thanks for your tips on cleaning pinch rollers, I have quite a few spares now taken from scrap machines. I have found that cleaning the oxide off with methylated spirit works a treat followed by a final soaking in washing up liquid. Also oxide builds up on the capstan shaft itself and stronger solvent can safely be used to remove this more quickly. (mek or acetone shifts it very rapidly but it will melt any plastic it comes into contact with so be careful)

ED Beta
Thursday 3rd April 2008
11:32 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Boby, you happy now that thet are track me down?

Hey, this is not right. He now has told everyone where I have all my homes in different STATES, because I asked too many times for help with my HF950 <http://www.palsite.com/950ovi.html>; VU meter? If something happens to me or my family...well, my friends now know who may have hurt me. That goes for you NOEL, BOBY, KEVIN, K LAMBERT you will all be responsible if this guy goes further and actually publishes my home address in NY MI and now FL This is a damn shame...all you guys allowing this to happen

ED Beta
Thursday 3rd April 2008
11:27 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Hey, this is not right.

He now has told everyone where I have all my homes in different STATES, because I asked too many times for help with my HF950 <http://www.palsite.com/950ovi.html>; VU meter?

Is this the result of asking Boby a simple question?

If something happens to me or my family...well, my friends now know who may have hurt me.

That goes for you NOEL, BOBY, KEVIN, K LAMBERT///you will all be responsible if this guy goes further and actually publishes my home address in NY.

This is a damn shame...all you guys allowing this to happen

Edgar
Thursday 3rd April 2008
3:24 am U.K.

mctadmin@chatpage.co.uk

XXX XX St Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311 is a diversion.

Wendy
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
8:29 pm U.K.

cgi.net@bigfoot.com

*BOBY* IT SEEMS LIKE THIS WILL STOP IF YOUJUST GIVE THIS IDIOT WHAT HE WANTS ABOUT THE METER. MAYBE THEN HE WILL GO AWAY TO THE FILTHY HOLE WHERE HE BELONGS.

IF YOU DON'T DO IT SO WE CAN CLEAN THIS SITE UP, THENYOU MUST ENJOY THIS GARBAGE.

WENDY

Wendy
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
8:24 pm U.K.

cgi.net@bigfoot.com

BOBY

HELP THIS GUY WITH THE LED'S.

ED Beta
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
5:58 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Boby aka "ARVIL"

You just don't give up.

What's with this triangulate stuff?

I know it's you who are doing this. WHY? I'm only askinga simple question about the LED fix.

Now you come on here as a sick person named Arvil and threaten me?

ONE MORE TIME..GIVE ME A ROUGH IDEA OF HOW TO CORRECT THE HF950 LED PROBLEM.

YOUR FRIEND, ED

Arvil Whittaker
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
5:37 pm U.K.

EdBeta@theendofthe.com

We triangulate from this

XXXXX Bayview Ave # 14113Clinton Twp, MI 48038

ED Beta
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
4:10 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Boby, That was your best post ever. Your apologies are accepted by me and I'm sure by everyone else who might have take offense at what you have said. Let's put all this bickering to rest. Once and for all. BOBY: I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950. Everything operates fine, just one glitch. The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S. You once said on this board that you had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was. I realize it is complex and hard to put into words. Would it be possible to give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word or two on what to do? Thanks so much, young man. I appreciate all you do and have done for the Beta community over the past 6 years. You are nothing but the best. Again, let me know your thoughts on what I have so humbly asked of you. Best regards, ED

Boby
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
2:16 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

K.Lambert many thanks for your advice. // MY TIPS TO AVOID THE REPLICATION OF YOUR IDENTITY IN THE FUTURE, LIKE THIS SPAM/scan/terorist DID TO TIMMY.

POINT YOUR MOUSE POINTER OVER THIS PAGE THEN RIGHT CLICK OF YOUR MOUSE BUTTON AND A SMALL POP-UP WINDOW WILL APPEAR, CHOOSE ' view source ' THEN A NOTEPAD WINDOW WILL APPEAR DISPLAYING A DYNAMIC HYPERTEXTMARKUPLANGUNGE TEXT.

THERE'S AN IDENTITY TO EVERY end of each POST ON THIS PAGE like this ;

<!-- 1 / 1244775599 / 123.123.456.456 --> this is your ID = the identity of your PROVIDER

from that ID you'll know who has made a post.

Thanks for your kind attention.

Regards,Boby.

K .Lambert
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
1:22 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Mark:I'm glad you noticed that too.A bit annoying to say the least.

Boby: You've no need to justify yourself here.It would seem someone here does'nt get all the attention in his life he 'feels he deserves', so throws his rattle from the pram.My advice... IGNORE :)

Noel:Great tips for the resurrection of the pinch roller rubber.I use a small amount of isopropyl alcohol on a lint free rag and rub of the tapes deposits and it brings the rubber up like new.The Sanyo Beta's don't suffer in this area too much, of the many i've worked on and seen.......................Kevin

K .Lambert
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
1:19 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Mark:I'm glad you noticed that too.A bit annoying to say the least.

Boby: You've no need to justify yourself here.It would seem someone here does'nt get all the attention in his life he 'feels he deserves', so throws his rattle from the pram.My advice... IGNORE :)......................Kevin

Mark
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
11:25 am U.K.

mark@beta.com

Can somebody sort out the page resolution on this forum. Surely you shouldn't have to scroll from left to right in 1680x1050 mode?

ED Beta
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
11:21 am U.K.

personality is everything@hotmail.com

Boby,

That was your best post ever. Your apologies are accepted by me and I'm sure by everyone else who might have take offense at what you have said.

Let's put all this bickering to rest. Once and for all.

BOBY: I recently was given a PAL SL-HF950. Everything operates fine, just one glitch.The VU meter has missing green and red LED'S. You once said on this board that you had a fix for it and would shortly make known what the repair was. I realize it is complex and hard to put into words. Would it be possible to give a brief overview of just what goes wrong and a sketchy word or two on what to do?

Thanks so much, young man. I appreciate all you do and have done for the Beta community over the past 6 years. You are nothing but the best.

Again, let me know your thoughts on what I have so humbly asked of you.

Best regards, ED

Boby
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
10:51 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Dear Betafellas;

I've been in this site for about 6 years. Sold beta parts worldwide by placing ads on E Bay.My prices is very low and far beyond Market real price. I'm glad that buyers are satisfied with their items.I'd posted Betamax Head cleaning methods last year on my Ebay review and guides, and you all guys/gals/folks can have a peek if you're interested in. I also did post that guides on this site last time.

I also gave 1 to 1 replacemnt guarantee to my friends in GB on buying specific items.

Hope this post will be helpful to betafans worldwide.Thanks for all your appreciation.

My deepest apologize if there's something that I've said inappropiriate, there no single bad intention other than just my second nature limitation.

Kindly regards, Boby.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
9:39 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Rob,

A working SLO1700 should be worth heaps. It would be worth getting fixed.

regards Noel

rob
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
6:32 am U.K.

robbestwick@yahoo.com

Hi , ive owned a slo1700 for about 10 years now and its always given a stirling porformance , until about 6 months ago it chewed a tape up ! im now looking to sell it and im not quite sure what its worth (the tape is still stuck inside and when i say stuck i mean stuck !!!!) anybody know what its worth ? cheers , rob

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
6:00 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

General Information on something that has worked for me.

Capstan rollers are becoming hard to get for most beta machines and are very expensive.

A tip for those wanting to try and restore a capstan roller in a VCR.

The rubber rollers become hard on the surface and can even get a build up of tape or other deposits on them. Assuming the top and bottom bearings of the holder have not collapsed or worn too much and that the rubber is not stone hard or has large cracks or holes in it, the surface may be able to be restored.

Remove the roller assembly from the machine.

THE SOFT TOUCH METHOD

1/ Smear undiluted detergent onto the surface of the roller but try to avoid the sides (ends) of the roller to keep it out of the bearings.2/ Work it into the surface with your finger nail or a hard edged surface like the back of a knife and make sure the the roller surface has an even coat.3/ Sit the holder down on its back (or whatever works if it's not a late model SONY capstan roller assembly) and allow it to soak into the rubber for 10 minute or so.4/ Use a damp cloth or rag to remove the detergent and as much rubbish from the rollers surface as you can. The use a dry rag to rub the surface up to a dull finish.

refit the assembly to the machine.

THE HEAVY HANDED METHOD (Wear suitable clothing and glasses this could get messy)

Get a Dremel super tool or similar with a fine grade stone grinding wheel of approx 8mm to 10mm diameter. Run the tool at half to two thirds speed and while holding the capstan rollers metal mount between your thumb and index finger with the side of the rubber roller (capstan pin side when fitted) most exposed facing up. (I have assumed it is a roller from a late model SONY. Other model holders may have to be held differently)

TAKING GREAT CARE NOT TO TOUCH YOUR FINGERS apply the tool gently to the edge of the capstan roller at a 45 degree angle to the surface so that tool imparts spins to the roller up to a very fast speed and move the grinding stone across the surface slowly and evenly to the other edge keeping the pressure and motion constant until you get right to the other edge and then lift. Check that the resulting "wear" to the surface is even and has the right effect of roughening up and cleaning the capstan rollers rubber surface.

Repeat the procedure until you are satisfied that the roller surface is even, clean and grips reasonably like fresh rubber. Do not take so much rubber off the roller that it significantly loses its diameter and cannot press onto the capstan when refitted.

I HAVE DEVELOPED THESE METHODS OVER TIME AND THEY ARE GIVEN TO YOU WITH ALL CARE AND NO RESPONSIBILITY.

DOCTOR, TIMMY, ED, TWIT, WHATEVER, time you gave a USEFUL CONTRIBUTION to the BETA HOBBY.

To the REAL beta enthusiasts - enjoy, but take care. Cheers Noel

Boby
Wednesday 2nd April 2008
12:49 am U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Yes Noel, these are complete waste of time.

Cheers,Boby

___________________________________________________________________________________________

ED Beta
Tuesday 1st April 2008
11:37 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Thats right bobby as Noel said dont waste your time.

The damage to me and my family is done as Noel has said,

Noel should spend more time trapping poor slobs into his website to rob their pockets and You Boby from the pits of the world are selling things that god only know where you got them.

Noel I knew was a scammer , but Boby, you turned into a typical denizen of the turd (third) world.

Boby, why is it when you are asking a question that you already know the answer to, your english suddenly becomes very good and understandable? You type like a Rhoadea Scholar.

When you are caught in your filthy lies, you become a jabbering muslim monkey.

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 1st April 2008
11:12 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Boby,

Don't waste your time when you know he is talking rubbish. cheers Noel

Boby
Tuesday 1st April 2008
10:35 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU'RE INSANE.

YOU'RE WAY OUT OF YOUR MIND, you'd better find a shrink before it's too late.

ED Beta
Tuesday 1st April 2008
5:59 pm U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

Boby, you and Noel have tracked me down like a bunch of dogs, because I asked you a question about your LED'S.

Your doing a great job of trying to get out of it, but that wont work because the damage has been done.

What ever happend to that sweet boby? That boby we all know. You have been hanging around with that money hungry Noel and now you have to live with what you did.

Want to know what my wife ate for supper? or her work address also..

STOP TRYING TO FIND MY NY HOME ADDRESS. ALL I SAID WAS THAT YOU ARE FROM INDONESIA, ACCORDING TO EBAY. IS THAT WHAT SET YOU OFF TO DESTROY ME?

Boby
Tuesday 1st April 2008
4:35 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

of course by your guide on that privately...thanks. (sorry folks for subsequent posts)

Boby
Tuesday 1st April 2008
4:22 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

PS; I meant I'll know what to do next time.

Boby
Tuesday 1st April 2008
4:19 pm U.K.

bobymc@hotmail.com

Dear Noel,

I recall myself that I did that a couple years ago and there was one thing I didn't know what to do. Learning at your post, I think I see a bit of light. Hope I did like you did in the near future.

Cheers,Boby---------------#-----------Hey Ed Beta ...what was that all about ?

ED Beta
Tuesday 1st April 2008
12:10 pm U.K.

personality is everything@hotmail.com

Noel, I had a sick feeling that you are the one or are involved with placing the city where I and my family reside published on this webpage.

All because I asked about a VU meter, first politely and then with some anger when I was met with sarcasm and then filthy language.

To have you and I believe, Boby threaten me in this manner is reprehensible.

Let's hope I am not physically damaged because of your vitriole.

As a show of good faith, rather than reveal your website Noel, where you make all your money there and on this Palsite sucking people in to your seemingly helpful demeanor, why don't you give your city and street address for all to view? You have nothing to hide behind, right?

This is for every potential poster...IF YOU POST A QUESTION AND IT IS NOT TO THESE FOLKS LIKING, DO NOT BE SURPRISED IF THEY ATTACK YOU PERSONALLY AND EVENTUALLY POST THE CITY WHERE YOU LIVE. Just a word to the wise.

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 1st April 2008
1:36 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

For general information,

My website is betaheaven.com and I have never made any secret of where I live. I don't think anyone who does the right thing would have a problem with people knowing where they live - would they? Hmmmmmm, unless they were hiding behind the internet!

cheers Noel

ED Beta
Tuesday 1st April 2008
12:06 am U.K.

personalityiseverything@beta.com

ATF ...Hey, this is not right.

He now has told everyone where I live because I asked too many times for help with my HF950 VU meter?

Is this the result of asking Boby a simple question?

If something happens to me or my family...well, my friends now know who may have hurt me.

That goes for you NOEL, BOBY, KEVIN, K LAMBERT///you will all be responsible if this guy goes further and actually publishes my home address in NY.

This is a damn shame...all you guys allowing this to happen.

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