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Ron Humphris
Wednesday 9th September 2009
12:26 pm U.K.

ronhump@nospamtpg.com.au

Hi Kevin & Noel,

thanks Noel one of my M50's does need quite a bit of attention [tlc]

Kevin regarding the M50 manual I may need some help regarding creating a PDF? file.......does this just entail taking scans into the computer & emailing them over to you?That would not be a problem if A4 was the maximum sizing of the service manual,like my M30 service manual which has a few A4 fold out pages joined together unlike the M10/20/30 video circuit block diagrams that are huge.

regards

Ron

K.Lambert
Wednesday 9th September 2009
8:58 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Betaphiles.In regards to the cleaning question the use of cotton wool buds for cleaning a vcr is NOT RECOMMENDED as if these get anywhere near the video heads it will catch on them and the wool fibres pull from the bud and get caught,possibly causing irreperable damage.The best things to use are the video cleaning sticks with a soft pad that you soak with isopropyl alcohol.The sticks are angled too to make cleaning the awkward areas easier.You can obtain these cleaning sticks in sets of five from cpc.co.uk.Hope this helps and good luck and most importantly AVOID the fragile video heads and take your time.Be thorough too.

.....................Kevin

BETAMARK
Wednesday 9th September 2009
8:16 am U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

cheers Stuart i will give it a go

stuart
Tuesday 8th September 2009
5:21 pm U.K.

stuart-george@o2.co.uk

Actually meths is better as it evaporates quickly. Dont do this with the unit powered though.

stuart
Tuesday 8th September 2009
5:20 pm U.K.

stuart-george@o2.co.uk

I would suggest using cotton wool buds and meths or water. the dust will stick to the buds. It takes some time, but is quite effective.

BETAMARK
Tuesday 8th September 2009
8:22 am U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

i have a betamax Sanyo VTC 5000 working but very dirty inside full of sticky dust,as anyone got any ideas how to clean it with out doing any damage to the VCR,the vacuum cleaner don't touch it

BETAMARK
Tuesday 8th September 2009
8:11 am U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

HELLO.does anyone know what the rarest betamax tape is? and what its worth.i think it might be star wars,any ideas?

K.Lambert
Monday 7th September 2009
11:56 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

That' fine.As you stae Ron does seem to need it more than me.Maybe he could PDF file it and send it to me that way?

....................Kevin

Noel Higgins
Monday 7th September 2009
10:28 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin & Ron

I have a problem now because you both came back to me at about about the same time and said you were interested in the Sanyo M50 manual and I only have one spare. Since Ron needs it to repair a couple of machines and you dont have any Kevin perhaps if Ron gets it he can copy relevant pages for information and send them to you.

regards Noel

Dave
Monday 7th September 2009
9:23 pm U.K.

fcy@yahoo.ca

Hi Betamark I have a guide for the SL-HFR70 let me know If you want it

K. Lambert
Sunday 6th September 2009
8:27 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

Yes, i would be interested in the M50 service manual.How much would you require for it?

As for the Sanyo M40 colour i have a matt finish to one of mine (the front flap only) and the other is glossy all over.I believe the manufactures do state that items colour and the like can change through a products run.

Thanks for the info..........................Kevin(UK)

BETAMARK
Sunday 6th September 2009
5:27 pm U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

hello,does anyone have any original betamax manuals for sale,Im trying to get a full set of every betamax manual that was ever printed for the betamax VCR'S.MARK

Betadaz
Sunday 6th September 2009
4:58 pm U.K.

coventry.canvas@gmail.com

Hi, i was just referred here by someone who sells Betamax machines on Ebay. I have 15 non working Betamax vcr's of varying models/makes which are all complete units which mostly function to some degree. I haven't the skill required to set about repairing these but i am desperate to have 2 working Betamax machines and a V2000 machine to play my old tapes on.

Would any of you more technically minded people be interested in a trade? My 15 machines for 3 workers? If so, i would be happy for you to view my machines before you commit to anything. I just thought this may be a worthwhile opportunity for someone. I am based near Coventry, West Midlands.

If anyone is interested, please get in touch by email or text 07708 550505 . I cannot accept calls because my phone is on the wonk now too!

Noel Higgins
Saturday 5th September 2009
6:19 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin and Ron,

I have a "spare" service manual for the Sanyo M50 if your interested.

I have fixed a couple of M50 but never owned one. One was in really mint condition with no marks at all.

As for M40s I have a few and note there are both matt black and shiny black versions????

To add to the discussions on Sony drum motors. I have repaired a lot of them by replacing the hall effect sensor. You can get second hand (four lead) sensors out of old Toshiba machine drum motors but you need to extend the lead lengths. Like the V31 or V33 model.

cheers Noel

Barry
Friday 4th September 2009
2:17 pm U.K.

bak@bknp.eclipse.co.uk

Hi guysI have a few new Hall sensors for Betamax drum motor repairs.

These are available for 6 pounds each including postage for the UK. Payment by paypal or cheque accepted.

Email me for details

Steve
Thursday 3rd September 2009
8:35 pm U.K.

Steve_croxall@hotmail.com

Toshiba V-8600B on Ebay - blatent advertising, but might be of use to an enthusiast on this site.

Includes original box, instructions, IR remote control and receiver

Full details:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180402513049&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Barrie Leete
Thursday 3rd September 2009
6:35 pm U.K.

mellieha@tiscali.co.uk

Hello Charlie,I have now removed the hall effect IC from my old Toshiba Betamax but it only has three leads and the one on the Sony SL-CF40 has four. I can remove the Sony one but how do I wire the Toshiba one in? The Toshibs part number is N3006. This was taken from a known working machine so I know it is OK. Any helo would be so much appreciated. If you could Email me that would be great.

Many thanks,

Barrie

Barrie Leete
Thursday 3rd September 2009
5:20 pm U.K.

mellieha@tiscali.co.uk

Charlie,I have had a look at my Toshiba but can't see hiow to access the Hall effect components.please can you advise me how to get at them?

Many thanks,

Barriemellieha@tiscali.co.uk

Barrie
Thursday 3rd September 2009
6:31 am U.K.

mellieha@tiscali.co.uk

Hello Charlie,Thanks for your help. I have an old Toshiba Beta machine model V8600 but I can rob it for bits as the belts have rotted and I can't get replacements.. Looking at the Sony hall switch it looks as if I could cut the leads and join the replacement in by only removing the rotor. Yes the drum is held in a megnetic field so it looks as if you have the answer. Many than thanks again, Barrie

Jack Ellis
Tuesday 1st September 2009
9:58 am U.K.

diamondjack@harboursat.com.au

hi all i have a sony sl-6as vidieo recorder had it since new the problem is it will not accept a casset , there is power to the clock but that appears to be all i'm not into electronics however all the fuses test ok can any one help or direct me to a betamax tech.kind regardsJack Ellisph 0263761234 mob0407265623 email diamondjack@harboursat.com.au

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