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doc judd
Thursday 29th September 2011
9:45 am U.K.

garnetjudd@bigpond.com

Bill,I have a good LG6hd ,HI-FI stereo vhs player whic i got form the tender centre fo A$ 35,00

Gabriel
Thursday 29th September 2011
6:41 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Emil,Please tell us if you finally are able to fix the issue with the converter. Maybe you were right about transistors.

Additionally, I have new questions as I spend some time with my betas:-Own a Sanyo 9300 (piano key, beautiful)and after changing all the belts, cleaning the inside... It only shows b&w image (but quite sharp!). No idea why.

-A Sanyo VTC-M30 (powerful machine, also found the remote), suddenly died when playing back a tape. The psu is "slightly" black in some points. Is there any component prone to fail in that power supply? Any schematic? I tried to swap with a NX100 or M10 psu but are not compatible.Note: the Sanyo VTC-M30 listed on this site is not as mine. The one I own is the same as a Sanyo VCR4650 (almost the same as a M20, but frame capabilities). I guess there is something wrong on it.

Cheers, Gabriel

Emil Jensen
Wednesday 28th September 2011
7:17 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi Gabriel

Its not bad solder joints. I checked it.

Regarding the SL-C40, i found out something strange. If i press on the trimmer where you adjust the balance on the head playback amp, the picture clears up. So i thinking it might be a small capacitor around the large IC.

Gabriel
Tuesday 27th September 2011
12:39 pm U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Emil,About your "tricky" DC-DC converter inside SL-C9, did you have a look to dry joints on the PCB? Maybe thatīs making a poor contact and causing the display to turn on/off or flickering.

Regards, Gabriel.

Emil Jensen
Sunday 25th September 2011
10:40 am U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi

Im hoping one of the Beta fans can point me into the right direction regarding this fault on a Sony SL-C40ES:

In playback the picture is very distorted, and with shaky lines all over. There is color in the picture, but they seem overdone in some way.

In recording & playing back the recording its the very same. (It only turns a little better in resolution)If you playback the recorded part in another machine the picture is perfect. (So its a playback problem)

The videoheads is brand new & original Sony ones. (The old one was worn beyond the gap)

I replaced the 3 x 22 uF in the PSU. But i didnt have the 2 x 47 uF in stock.

Kind regards

Emil Jensen

Bill
Friday 23rd September 2011
7:31 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Doc Judd - that's a perfectly good reason for using VHS, but do you have to turn your back on Beta? As well as my Betas I use two S-VHS machines dating from the early 90s and somewhat better made than the rubbish since. Up until digital I used S-VHSC camcorders.

Regards, Bill

Emil Jensen
Thursday 22nd September 2011
3:13 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi

Been a Beta fan for many many years, since my dad owned a Sony C7.

I own a C9 now. Sadly with a dead DC-DC converter. Tried to replace the caps inside, made the display come to life. But it goes on and off all the time. So i guess it needs some new transitors as well.

Now im restoring 2 Sony C6. (Got them for free, plus a large moving box filled with tapes) I must say i kinda like the machine. Its very easy to work on & adjust. Of course i replaced all the caps and tantal around the Servo ICs to get it going, first. But one of the C6s needs new heads. And i got hold of a brand new video head disk. But the model require the special tool to center the disk on the drumshaft.

Does any one have another solution to that? Replaced all the belts inside it as well.

Kind regards

Emil Jensen

From Denmark

Gabriel
Wednesday 21st September 2011
5:51 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Hi Betaphiles again,Just to say I was able to repair a beta Grundig VB140 just by changing the display IC driver (previously with dead display). I got a "healthy" IC from a Sanyo NX10 for spares and it worked, however the IC references were not the same, but itīs clear theyīre equivalent :-)Cheers, Gabriel

doc judd
Monday 19th September 2011
12:23 am U.K.

garnetjudd@bigpond.com

Bill,the reason is the vhs movies are ones that i missed while serving overseas

Bill
Saturday 17th September 2011
4:54 pm U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

Doc Judd - that's terrible news, especially as VHS itself is now doomed by DVD. Can you possibly let us know what prompted you to leave the Beta world?

Regards, Bill

Martin
Friday 16th September 2011
3:16 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Unfortunately, spam removal can only be done on the current board entries. Normally, once the page is full old entries are moved off. There is no mechanism available to us to move old entries back after spam entries are removed, sorry.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 14th September 2011
10:26 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Martin,

Your efforts to clean up the page are appreciated. Chatpage is still a useful way to get help fixing machines.

regards Noel. (betaheaven.com)

Bill
Wednesday 14th September 2011
9:31 am U.K.

electravibe10@googlemail.com

That spam attack will teach me not to get lax with saving postings that interest me, a practice I commend to everyone! Is it at all possible to ditch the spam without clearing the page completely?

Ruefully, Bill

doc judd
Tuesday 13th September 2011
8:21 am U.K.

garnetjudd@bigpond.com

Ihave retired my SL HF 100 AS I have returned to vhs

K Lambert
Friday 9th September 2011
9:16 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

About time the spam was sent to another board i think.Irrating a--h--es.

Cheers Martin................Kevin

Martin
Friday 9th September 2011
10:01 am U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Sorry about the spam, the server running the spam checker had problems. All working again now.

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Tuesday 6th September 2011
7:01 pm U.K.

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Gabriel
Tuesday 6th September 2011
3:56 pm U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

De-spamming needed urgently...

Matt, thanks a lot for your help!

Matt
Saturday 3rd September 2011
9:27 pm U.K.

matthew_churchett@hotmail.com

Gabriel,

I've got a PDF copy of the VTC5000 service manual if you want to send me an email?

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