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Brendan
Saturday 7th July 2012
11:19 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hello everyone,

Does anyone have any pointers on correcting a loss of colour in a Sony SL-HF77? B/W picture is still great, as is beta hi fi reproduction.

Cheers,Brendan

James
Saturday 7th July 2012
8:27 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Thanks Brendan that did the trick.

Brendan
Saturday 7th July 2012
5:36 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Good news, the VTC - 9300 colour fault has been repaired. After adjusting AFC(VR 214), the colour returned. So James, you could try that before replacing anything. If that does not work, replace Q204 and surrounding electrolytic capacitors.

Cheers,Brendan

Brendan
Saturday 7th July 2012
4:30 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi everyone,

Replaced Q104(CX-150B) in the VTC 9300. Has made an improvement. But still not in full colour. Which is the next most likely chip to fail causing colour issues?

Cheers,Brendan

James
Saturday 7th July 2012
2:12 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Mark, Did you open the bottom and inspect the belts? If the motors are working you should hear them trying to load and play the tape, does the head drum motor appear to be working? There are many things that can go wrong and I do not know that machine. best to check the basics like belts and drive gears etc. James

James
Saturday 7th July 2012
2:11 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Mark,

Did you open the bottom and inspect the belts?If the motors are working you should hear them trying to load and play the tape, does the head drum motor appear to be working?

There can many things that can wrong and I do not know that machine. best to check the basics like belts and drive gears etc.

James

BetaMark
Friday 6th July 2012
5:01 pm U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

hi james opened it up last night and i put a tape in and pressed play,the tape went around the drum then just stopped.any ideas what is up with it? dont think its the belts now.

thanks mark

James
Friday 6th July 2012
1:24 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

BetaMark,

I would take it apart to inspect the belts and you can also check how it is loading while it is open.

James

Brian
Thursday 5th July 2012
9:54 pm U.K.

betrueb@commspeed.net

Ihave an invevtory of betamax players and unopened tapes for sale. And am having trouble finding places taht are interested in buying.

We have 6 players and many brand new tapes still in their cellophane. All have been in climate control storage.

Beta Max Player Modeles include:-----------------------------------EDV 9500 (quantity = 2)SL-HF-900 (quantity = 2)SL 5400 (quantity = 1)SLV - R1000 (quantity = 1)

The tape inventory is as follows:QTY MFG Descr Length

19 Sony Betamax HG L-750 HGL-75012 Sony Betamax L-750 L-7509 Sony Betamax L-500 L-5002 Sony ED Metal EL-250 EL-2501 Sony Betamax L-5001 Sony Betamax L-7502 Sony Dynamicron L-2501 Sony Dynamicron ES L-5003 Sony Dynamicron L-500

Am in the states, but am interested in references to interested parties.ThanksBrian

BetaMark
Thursday 5th July 2012
8:17 pm U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

k lambert i think its the belts because when i put a tape in it just makes a kind of clunck noise and nothing happens.any ideas would be help full

James
Thursday 5th July 2012
12:44 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi guys,

I am wondering if the TOSHIBA V-8600 is good machine?

Kind Regards,James

K Lambert
Wednesday 4th July 2012
10:59 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Betamark:

The only thing i can suggest now is to remove each belt.Measure the thickness and whether square type or flat.Then measure the inner and outer circumference and diameter.You can still get many belt seperately.The days of the collective model type packed together may be over or more difficult to obtain.

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

BetaMark
Wednesday 4th July 2012
5:36 pm U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

hi again does anyone have any internal TOSHIBA V-5470B belts,or know were i can buy some.thanks

g7mzh
Wednesday 4th July 2012
11:20 am U.K.

g7mzh@btopenworld.com

Hello all,

I have a pair of SL-C7s going spare. One is in pretty good condition (belts seem good too) but needs the mechanism getting back into sync; the other has been dismantled sometime in the past and is not in too good nick due to poor storage, but is probably ok electronically.

Both machines have suffered from the infamous clock setting buttons.

If they weren't so big I'd keep one and use it, but it won't fit on the shelf!

I'm looking for around 20 ono for the pair, collection if possible from Crawley/Gatwick, or delivery within a reasonable distance for the petrol money.

rgdsLAurence

Brendan
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
10:28 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi Kevin,

I ordered it from a local electronics supplier. I didn't think they'd still be available, so it surprised me that they could get them.

Brendan

K Lambert
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
9:59 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Brendan:

No problem.

Where did you order the CX150 from for another guy with the same problem?It did sort out that issue.I managed to get one a year or so ago but am having difficulty now.

Thanks.............Kevin

James
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
8:19 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Thanks for that Brendan.

Good that you found that IC.

James

Brendan
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
5:12 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the advice. The circuit board and tracks are intact. I have also determined the IC and the transistors in the audio block are fine. So I suspect the electrolytic capacitors need to be replaced.

And James, my VTC - 9300 also plays in B&W. With colour returning intermittently. I've ordered a CX-150 IC and I'll post on here if that corrects the issue.

Cheers,Brendan

James
Monday 2nd July 2012
1:21 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi all,

With the help from Noel Higgins with parts I now have the old Sony SL-C6 working.

You can check it out on my Youtube channel here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap7xjP4UDdM

James

K Lambert
Sunday 1st July 2012
6:03 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Brendan:

Check for cracks to the top circuit board.The audio part is the area at the back center (where it hinges).It's lined off with a white square.I've seen this with an M20 once too.

Tony:

I've replied to you via e-mail.

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

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