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stuart
Sunday 10th October 2010
8:10 pm U.K.

stu_george@hotmail.com

Hi, I have only ever seen head disc for 950 available from sony. Cost is over 300 plus vat!

davyrocket2
Sunday 10th October 2010
1:41 pm U.K.

davyrocket2@aol.co.uk

hi does anyone know if heads can be obtained DS78R sony SL-HF 950 /750 I just bought a 750 from the states and they said sound no picture and had been using a metal format tape

Clive McLeod
Saturday 9th October 2010
9:29 pm U.K.

cpmc@talktalk.net

Hi Nick and RichardSee my posting of 27th September either are welcome to it. Correction to posting - it is a V8600B.Best regardsClive

K Lambert
Saturday 9th October 2010
7:52 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Richard

Try visionaids.co.uk,Donberg electronics.These two companies are very reliable ,offer a good selection and if anyone can help you they should be able too.Good Luck..................Kevin

Richard
Saturday 9th October 2010
1:05 pm U.K.

rwsleeman@btinternet.com

Hi all.Do any of you know where I can get a belt kit for a Toshiba V-9600B??Thanks.Richard :)

ken andrews
Friday 8th October 2010
6:07 pm U.K.

lancashirelad2@gmail.com

can any 1 tell me were i can buy an sl 8000e unit also a cma100ce in the ukthanksken

K Lambert
Thursday 7th October 2010
9:46 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Nick

It sounds like ALL belts will need replacing (i have never seen this model but would assume the age it has quite a few belts).The pinch roller and capstan will probably need a good clean too.Getting belts for this MAY be an issue down to age.Any vcr older than a 82 year is difficult.I managed to get two sets for a Toshiba V31B (1983) last year. It took a little while but got this vcr up and running again.The picture is perfect tooYou can try visionaids.co.uk as they DO have quite a good range for VHS and BETA vcr's.They usually let you know if and when they will arrive too.Good luck in resurrecting that classic Tosh.Keep us posted.........

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

Nick
Thursday 7th October 2010
9:05 pm U.K.

Nicholas482@btinternet.com

Hi Kevin opened the cover and put in a tape it accepts the tape fine on closer inpection notice the tape reel doest not move but it makes a sound like it is playing heads look intact left belt on left reel looks loose cant figure where it needs to be tighten it is brown in appearance, metal clip attach to does not chew tape ejects fine makes functioning sound when pressing rew and play however nothing happens is it up the spout

kind regards

nick

Nick
Thursday 7th October 2010
9:02 pm U.K.

Nicholas482@btinternet.com

Hi Ken opened the cover and put in a tape it accepts the tape fine on closer inpection notice the tape reel doest not move but it makes a sound like it is playing heads look intact left belt on left reel looks loose cant figure where it needs to be tighten it is brown in appearance, metal clip attach to does not chew tape ejects fine makes functioning sound when pressing rew and play however nothing happens is it up the spout

kind regards

nick

Nick
Thursday 7th October 2010
5:43 pm U.K.

Nicholas482@btinternet.com

thanks will keep you informed once I get the cover off

K Lambert
Thursday 7th October 2010
9:36 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

hi Nick.

Whilst i've never seen that model i have heard it's performance is good , particularly as it has 4 heads for a clean still picture.

On with your issue.When you say it 'sounds' as though it's playing ,can you see the tape moving?This would be a start as it would illiminate other possibilities.Remove the cover and view the tape if need be.Keep well away from the PSU,head drum and electronics though.Toshiba's i believe ,blank out the screen if the heads are dirty.We really need to know IF the tape is moving though.Let me know..................Kevin

Nick
Wednesday 6th October 2010
8:18 pm U.K.

Nicholas482@btinternet.com

I have brought a toshiba V8600B however it lights up fine the test signal shows up but when I put a tape in machine it sounds like its playing but no visible picture excerpt a standby looking screenI have tried every thing please help

Charlie
Wednesday 6th October 2010
3:46 pm U.K.

betaman@yahoo.com

Ken, The Technicolor VCR is I believe a NTSC model. It was very small and similiar to the 8mm video tape. It didn't last too long in the vcr market and was eventually dropped.The tape was approx. 1/4 inch wide.Good luck trying to find anything for these puppys.I've never seen one of these things but like kevin said belts,cleaning,etc might get you going again.Charlie

ken andrews
Tuesday 5th October 2010
11:56 am U.K.

lancashirelad2@gmail.com

hi kevinthe vcr i have is about 25 year old and i have omly just bought it ken

K Lambert
Tuesday 5th October 2010
11:48 am U.K.

Kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Ken

Welcome to the site:)I've never heard of that model.Could you send a picture to my e-mail address?

Most tape chewing issue are from being unserviced or from high usage.Usually belt's, idlers, maybe motors , dry bearings.Occassionally in need of an upgrade to the reel drive torque ( Sanyo models).Hope i've helped............Let me know.

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

ken andrews
Tuesday 5th October 2010
11:36 am U.K.

lancashirelad2@gmail.com

HiNeed help with my technicolor 212E video recorder, it has started to chew up my tapes.can anyone helpthanks

K Lambert
Monday 4th October 2010
10:39 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel

Nope, definetley SLF30UB (AS for the Australia model).It's the really slim model.I've just sent you a private e-mail regarding the issues i've come across.

Thanks again.....................Kev

Noel Higgins
Monday 4th October 2010
9:38 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Did you mean SLC35UB perhaps???

regards Noel

K Lambert
Sunday 3rd October 2010
8:20 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys

I'm in need ( for a change) of a service manual for a Sony SLHF30UB Beta vcr.Anyone can help please e-mail me.Thanks in advance................Kevin

Bill
Saturday 2nd October 2010
10:51 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Just a trip down Memory Lane. Around the time in the late 80s when VHS had embarked upon its quest to take over the world - for the sad reasons we know all too well - I came across an SLHF950 in a small Beta corner in a shop in London's Tottenham Court Road. I had read about it, and duly drooled over it. I only got as far as drooling because the shop wanted around 800 quid for it in 1980s money - equivalent to one hell of a lot more today and very far beyond my means! It does drive home its flagship status, and I still feel I'm privileged to own one in the here and now.

Regards to everybody, Bill

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