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chris arnold
Monday 26th January 2009
8:04 pm U.K.

chris@supercontext.com

Hi all, as a devoted betamax nut, i am now having problems finding parts to keep my machines going, particularly video heads, the last betamax were on sale in the u.k. around1986/7, so the problems for me will only get worse. if anyone could point me in the direction of video head suppliers in the U.K. this would help me a lot, thanks chris.

K . Lambert
Monday 26th January 2009
5:04 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Noel:In regards to the Sanyo 500011 issue.I have only ever come across that issue on two Sanyo M10's.The way i sorted that was to remove and replace the entire capstan motor board and this cured it successfully both times.It was a very slight wow especially on high frequencies.It's probably the capacitors on that particular board.One day i will replace those and find out:)

Please let me know your findings...........GOOD LUCK...............Kevin

K . Lambert
Monday 26th January 2009
4:59 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:In regards to the Sanyo M20 and the head waveform issue.I have never come across this personally and only ever seen two or three Sanyo's with worn heads.Was this issue before you changed the heads, as if it was'nt there is a slight chance that the soldering of the wires to the head drumm could've been a fraction over the vital no more than 5 sec?I have just read this info for a Sanyo 5000 for a similar problem to the one you are describing with your M20.It states 'Poor picture on Playback.One headoutput missing,Rf envelope'.The modification 'Change R1506 O/c in Head Amp.Also check Q1505 and L1501,L1502.

I'm not sure if these equivilents are in the M20 but they do carry a lot of similar parts and no's from vcr to vcr.It's worth a check...............................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 26th January 2009
12:05 pm U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

I still have a 5000II that has capstan issues. It will play back its own recorded tapes but seems to warble when playing tapes recorded on other machines. The DC control voltage jumps all over the place. Ring any bells with you? I have replaced cap C4505 (1uF) which seems to be a common problem and the machine is still faulty.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Monday 26th January 2009
12:00 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Good advice.

Well I tried a replacement spool but found the design is different in the 5005 machines.The spool seemed free enough in one direction. The capstan roller was very worn so replaced that. Replaced the felt back tension strip. With use and adjustment the problem went away. I needed to do the resistor and diode reel circuit "tension" mod and now it seems happy.

I would have liked to have seen one thing fix the issue rather than running it in to fix the problem because it might come back. I was using an alignment tape I use in othe machines with no problem so I doubt cassette but a rell height issue make make it play up in this machine so I could check that.

Something I noted about the metal leaders. Before I fitted the reel circuit tension mod it did a funny thing. I ran the tape to the end in FFWD and it would not rewind. It did not get enough speed up in REW before it sensed the metal leader and threw the machine into stop (hence momentary FFWD) mode.

thanks for the help.

I also have an M20 not showing one of the head waveforms and I have fitted new heads? Sound familiar? I have a lot of these laying around that I want to fix and get rid of.

cheers Noel

K . Lambert
Sunday 25th January 2009
11:55 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

One thing to check would be the capstan and pinch roller bearings.Another possibility would be the reel drive spool heights.Some tape shell assemblies themselves are known to squeal, especially the mid eighties Sony brand ( the spools are a creamy yellow colour ,instead of the whiter colour of their earlier designs).It might be worth checking that the clutch under the left reel pool is free spinning and not tight.I have come across this once or twice.Good luck and let me know your findings.....................................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Sunday 25th January 2009
1:36 am U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

I am fixing a few Sanyos at the moment. On the model 5000 is there a particular fault that causes the machine to squeal in play mode. I have adjusted the forward tension and it seems to produce this noise well below the required back tension setting of 35gm. I suppose I could change the back tension felt strip/assembly.

cheers Noel

Howard Groyer
Wednesday 21st January 2009
10:15 pm U.K.

howardgroyer@gmail.com

Hi there everyone in beta land.

I have a dilemma , I have bought a sony multisystem recorder off the bay which looked 100% . On receiving it , I discovered the cassette loading carriage gets stuck. I tried to fix it to no avail.

Does anyone have a carriage for me . It seems easiy enough to swop out. the machine is otherwise 100% clean and no head wear.

I imagine there may be a few compatable ones. ie slc-30ub The model of my machine is a SLT-30ME. Alternatively if you can fix it let me know

I want to use it for ntsc and I left my other M40 NTSC back in Cape Town. I am now in the UK.

thank you

colin judd
Wednesday 21st January 2009
10:06 am U.K.

colinjudd@iprimus.com.au

Happy New Year to all you fellow Beta lovers

K . Lambert
Sunday 18th January 2009
11:14 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Peter:

Welcome to Palsite.If you could find out the diameter of the belt CPC.co.uk do a variety of belts in different diameters and square or circular rubber with different thicknesses.I feel sure you could get one to fit....................Kevin

oooEd
Saturday 17th January 2009
7:32 pm U.K.

trinicon@oooed.com

I've got a Sony Trinicon cam, HVC 3000p and a Sony Betamax vcr SL-C5EC - but sadly no longer the houseroom. I doubt I'd get much for them - so a nearby (midlands) enthusiast might be in luck? Do drop me a line if you're interested.

Peter Wilding
Saturday 17th January 2009
3:11 pm U.K.

Petewilding1@aol.com

Can anyone tell me where to get replacement belts for the Toshiba V5470 Model? The one I need drives the uptake spindle to drive the cassette.

K . Lambert
Friday 9th January 2009
10:08 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Cheers Noel!..................................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 5th January 2009
7:41 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Re the 200P, I fully expect that they will mechanically lock up over time due to the lubricant drying up or being clogged with dust. That would stop auto focus by itself but when the motor spins on one part of a stuck belt it cant be good and weakens it I would think.

I had another 200P with a broken case that i swapped a belt over from.

cheers Noel

Lol
Saturday 3rd January 2009
8:37 pm U.K.

LaurentMason56@aol.com

Hi everyone, does anyone know where i can find a belt kit for a Sony SL8000UB / SL8080UB. Thanks and HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Dave
Saturday 3rd January 2009
2:56 am U.K.

fxy208@hatml.ca

I just put my EDBETA on Ebay now just look for me under the name sonybetamaxbut here is the listing number anyway 110333256991

K . Lambert
Saturday 3rd January 2009
12:34 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Stuart:

Yes, i did notice.It's your machine to do with as you like.I'm sure someobne will be overjoyed to have it though.Those are pretty special especially in that condition.Good luck with the sale....................Kevin

Dave
Friday 2nd January 2009
12:04 pm U.K.

fxy208@hatml.ca

those ED-BETA units on ebay when went for a good price ($1000 and $1200) I have a EDV-7500 that I might sell but I am offering it for $699 /w the original remote and mine is almost like new condition. if anyone wants it let me know

Stuart
Thursday 1st January 2009
12:56 pm U.K.

stuart.george1@ntlworld.com

Well, Kevin, I don t know if you have seen but I am selling the m40 I bought from you last year. Need space, need money. I am keeping my 3 950s though, no way are they going! I have just done a repair this morning on my f1, the one I bought earlier this year on ebay which was fine apart from a badly worn drum. I tried once to swap it and that did not work as I had to fit a replacement disk and upper drum onto the existing lower drum, and also got the connections slightly wrong when reassembling.Well I got another donor f1 yesterday which had both main boards smashed on it, but I had the drum assembly complete out of it and had a 2nd attempt at repairing my one with this drum. Was very careful at reconnecting it all up, and hey presto it works perfectly :) I also recovered the treading gear and pinch roller as they are good. Indeed the threading gear is the all plastic one and not the one with the metal bush which can expand and split the plastic. Also used on the c9. My first successful head drum swap!

K . Lambert
Thursday 1st January 2009
11:03 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Sturat:

I know what you mean.For that price ANY vcr would have to be pretty special with, at the very minimum,hardly used, fully serviced, with the box and all accessories ( maybe even some sort of assurance that it would be covered for future issues.I saw none of that and a pretty ordinary , well used scruffy machine no service and no assurance.Whoever paid that must have been in dire need.Well, one things for sure they must've been laughing all the way to the bank............................Kevin

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