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James
Tuesday 28th August 2012
8:36 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

David,

I doubt that will be the problem and should not be ajusted, if the take up tension is correct that should not be a problem.

I suspect that your pinch roller needs to be cleaned or replaced.

I had the same sort of problem with Sony SL-C40, but was worse as it was chewing tapes when I used reverse search, I have since replaced the pinch roller and now I have good sound and it no longer chews my tapes.

If you are lucky you will get away with just cleaning the audio heads and pinch roller.

James

DAVID BRUNNER
Monday 27th August 2012
9:15 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

Answer for James:http://www.mediafire.com/?os66kgjxaup2vip

James
Thursday 23rd August 2012
3:27 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

David,

Check your pinch roller and capstan to make sure they are clean, also give the video and audio heads and tape path a clean while you are there.If that that does not fix the problem you may need to replace the pinch roller.

James

DAVID BRUNNER
Wednesday 22nd August 2012
4:32 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

Hello, I have a SONY SL-F30 while is playing if I press pause 2 times the sound appears without treble in 5 seconds, this problem appears also while is playing after of press rew

Enrique
Wednesday 22nd August 2012
12:03 pm U.K.

enrique.molero@gmail.com

Hi

I have got 15 Scotch videocassette EXG PRO L 750 virgin tapes for selling. They're factory sealed. If you are interested please email me to enrique.molero@gmail.com and we'll talk about the price.

Tengo 15 cintas vírgenes Scotch videocassette EXG PRO L 750 para vender. Están sin abrir y poseen el precinto de fábrica. Si estás interesado puedes escribirme a enrique.molero@gmail.com y podemos acordar el precio.

David
Monday 20th August 2012
12:05 pm U.K.

mundoaccion@gmail.com

Hi I have a SONY SL-F1 and I have a problem: works perfect all the butons but no picture comes on the screen, then if you press, pause, FF, REW, X2 the image appears "perfect" on the screen.

Has anyone an answer?

Thanks for all.

James
Monday 20th August 2012
10:50 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi again lol

I forgot to mention that I am also seeking video heads for a Sony SLO-1700.

James

James
Sunday 19th August 2012
1:23 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi everyone,

Just thought I would ask to see if anyone out there has a working power supply for a Sony SLO-1700. Or even the side circuit board that is attached to the power supply on the side.I think the part which I am not fully sure what is called (Part number 1-464-180-11)is making a weird noise like an electric motor spinning fast, well it sounds like it is coming from that part.

Or maybe someone can tell me where to locate that part (Part number 1-464-180-11)

Thanks in advance,James

jeffoldbean
Sunday 19th August 2012
12:04 pm U.K.

jeff0ldbean@btinternet.com

Hi Durn and Bruce. Also Kevin and Noel.I have tried this, so I know it happens.Take off the bottom cover of your SL-HF950. The first large PCB is the YC40, (Lum Chrome board).There is a wiring loom that runs, the full back to front.Down the centre of the machine that connects to the PCBs via connectors.The middle two of YC40 board are CN010 CN004.Pin 1and 2 of CN004 are marked 4.433Mhz.Pin 1 is the live.It goes Directly to C720, A disc ceramic .01/50v Cap.Maybe this Cap as changed in value.Stopping the 4.43 signal triggering the Colour processing. What I found whilst Probing with my fingers. Around the area of these two connectors.With the machine hooked up.Using the Scart out, playing on its end virtically.So that i could press on the board.Was that the colour came back.My thoughts are. That there is a cap on the board.Whose value has changed blocking the colour.And when you probe around with your fingers.You alter its value sufficiently, to trigger the colour into operation.The colour would remain for a number of hours or weeks.Thats Sods Law.The reason that I never tracked down exactly this fault.Was because My brother owns two more and they are still working.I am just the "Piano Player".Good Luck and Good Hunting.

jeffoldbean.

Durn
Sunday 19th August 2012
4:35 am U.K.

durn.crum11@gmail.com

Hey Bruce,

I have the same issue with the SL-HF950 with tapes playing in B&W. I have cleaned out my machine and it didn't fix a thing. If you find anyway way to fix it, please let me know.Cheers

John
Friday 17th August 2012
4:37 am U.K.

authello@gmail.com

Hello all, i have been working with some of the older formats in hopes of setting up a conversion buisness.Unfortunately i am forced to move and our new flat has no room for these things.Send me an e-mail if you are interested in buying any of the following making sure to include an offer and a return e-mail address.1 Sony sl-hf 950 ES beta HIFI.1 Pioneer CLD 1450 Laser Disc player.1 Pioneer CLD 1750 Laser Disc player.1 Revox 2 track A77 15/30 ips reel to reel tape player. (Broadcast Quality)1 Revox 2 track b77 MK2 15/16 / 1 7/8 ips reel to reel tape player (Radio station logging unit)Thanks for reading.

Bruce
Friday 17th August 2012
4:14 am U.K.

monkey_magic@inbox.com

Hello All,I just bought a working betamax SL-HF950, which was delivered to me by courier. When I received it, all my beta tapes play in black and white with perfect visual and audio. I can only get colour with TV channels played through the beta player. Does anyone know how I can get my beta tapes to play in colour? I have used a wet and a dry head cleaner but with no luck.Thanks in advance

Nouncer
Tuesday 14th August 2012
4:27 pm U.K.

nouncer@comcast.net

I have two Betamax models, SL-8200 and SL-5800 (no remote). Both are not working, and will be soon hauled off to the landfill. I live in Nashville, TN, and don't think I want to deal with shipping these heavy units (never done so before). I recognize that there are some enthusiasts who could use these for spare parts, if nothing else. Yesterday I posted them on Craig's List, but both got flagged and removed (for reasons that are still unclear to me.)Any interest from a BetaPAL? So suggestions? The clock is ticking...

James
Tuesday 14th August 2012
5:43 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Heu all,

I found a pinch roller for the SL-C40, was said they have over 400+ in stock...

James

Lee
Saturday 11th August 2012
11:52 pm U.K.

LLLKID@COMCAST.NET

Hello all, My Father passed away and he still had his sony trinitron LV1901 TV with a Betamax recorder console I understand that it was the first way ever to record TV programs. Ifound one in the rewind museum but can not find out what it is worth and I need to sell it. Can any one help me out.Thanks Lee

James
Saturday 11th August 2012
1:49 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Oh well guys,

I just found out the T501 will not work...I am also looking for a pinch roller for a Sony SL-C40, If it is even possiblem to get a brand new one...

James

James
Thursday 9th August 2012
1:21 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Thanks for that Brendan,

The wobble only seems to happen on the RF output and could be an issue with the TV being a Plasma TV....

One on another note I am looking for a T501 or T701 or a T901 Transformer. But mostly I am looking for the T701 transformer for my Sony SL-C40, I have a feeling that either a T501 or a T901 may also work...

Regards,James

Brendan
Thursday 9th August 2012
5:59 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi James,

Both my Sanyo VTC -9300 are fine with video and audio signals through DVD players and other VCRs via video in and the DIN connector. I have not tried this through coax though. The wobble may be fixed with just a slight servo adjustment.

Brendan

Roderick
Wednesday 8th August 2012
10:00 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

James, I have an original SLO-1700 manual. Just send you an email with my details.

James
Wednesday 8th August 2012
1:16 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Greetings all,

I am looking for a service manual for a Sony SLO-1700. Please let me know where I might locate one.

Regards,James

James
Sunday 5th August 2012
6:39 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Thanks for that, it seems the old Sanyo cannot handle the output of other VCR's and DVD players (Distorted) the output is good though.

I only just put new belts and tyres on this machine which work well, the heads are worn but not that bad yet as playback is pretty good.It does need new capacitors to help make the picture better and seems to have a horizontal wobble, but I have no idea where that problem it coming from yet...

James

davyrocket2
Saturday 4th August 2012
2:00 pm U.K.

davyrocket2@aol.co.uk

hi there james i have got a service manuel for the sanyo VTC9300. models and i will look and try to email a copy of it , you could try a google search for the pin/out conections for 5 pin /din plugs as it is a very common audio connector application the sanyo 9300s are one of the built like a tank models and video heads can still be got for them i own 8 ,4 9300p/ 4 /9300pns and with decent belts and good heads /and good tapes can give fantastic picture quality for a 1st generation machine.

James
Thursday 2nd August 2012
1:53 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has a 5 pin din wiring diagram for the Sanyo VTC-9300?

James

-TCT
Wednesday 1st August 2012
7:20 am U.K.

pixel2point@hotmail.com

Hello All,I'm looking for some help locating a copy of the Garbage Pail Kids movie on Betamax. I saw a copy once on ebay.

Can anyone help?

Thank you in advance,-TCT

James
Tuesday 31st July 2012
11:22 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Looks like this site needs a few moderators.

K Lambert
Monday 30th July 2012
9:14 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James:

Thanks for the info.Much appreciated.

Penny:

I thought i saw these for offer on e-Bay ( there were two?).They would be suitable for an avid collector.unfortunately for mye i have far too many beta vcr's camera's and only Betamovies on this format so it would'nt be viable for me now.I would'nt skip them just yet though.Someone would be very happy to obtain them in that condition.GOOD LUCK....................Kevin

James
Sunday 29th July 2012
1:59 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Penny,

I am from the land of OZ, Newcastle Australia. With ebay I mean that you could try selling on there.

Kevin, I found the kit through Western Television Pty Ltd that is down in Sydney New South Wales, Maybe send them an email to see if they will send over to you or know of someone more local to you.starcomp@bigpond.net.au or frank@westerntv.com.au

I was talking to a person named Frank...

James

Penny
Sunday 29th July 2012
12:42 pm U.K.

dst@pennyred.eclipse.co.uk

Hi James - I've tried ebay, guy who 'won' the Sanyo 5800 system did not read the offer correctly - didn't realise he had to pick up in person. I'm in Gosport, Hants, but in order to find a new home for this we'd be happy to 'meet on the road' for petrol money? I simply can't bring myself to take it to the dump.... And I now have to apply to get my ebay fee returned. If you do advanced search on ebay for 'Sanyo Betamax - complete system' you'll find the picture and description if you're interested.

K Lambert
Saturday 28th July 2012
6:34 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James

Care to share the source:)

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

James
Friday 27th July 2012
9:03 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi all,

I just found a good source of belt kits for the Sanyo VTC-9300 and others.

My old Sanyo almost works like new now.

James

James
Thursday 26th July 2012
11:14 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Penny,

where is your laocation?Have you tried eBay?

James

Penny Ridley
Wednesday 25th July 2012
6:33 pm U.K.

dst@pennyred.eclipse.co.uk

Hullo again - I just need to make sure that my Sanyo 5800 systems plus camera (still in polystyrene preformed container) aren't wanted by anyone before I (sadly) have to consign to the tip? Moving house, it can't come with me - looking for a home please! Maybe someone can say if its a poor/cheap model, or do I just live too far from any possible interested parties? Somebody, somewhere talk to me???Penny

James
Wednesday 25th July 2012
10:32 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Maybe I would have better luck if I had a Sanyo...

Gabriel
Wednesday 25th July 2012
8:24 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Kevin,

Thanks for that trick! I'll put it into practice with this machine.

Regards,

James
Wednesday 25th July 2012
4:46 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Looks like I need to find video heads for a TOSHIBA V-8600.

Would anyone here know where I source them?

James

K Lambert
Tuesday 24th July 2012
2:36 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Gabriel:

Nice job.Yes i too have been on the receiving end of some horrendous fiddling by 'other parties'.It's nice though when you get it all back to great condition and working order again.Some just don't have a clue what they are doing!As for the back tension settings.The VHS type i use for the supply spool when in the play mode should be 170 gm - cm.One way to check this without a torque meter is........Look at the center of the silver tape tensioner that pushes the tape out during FF/REW and all other functions.In the play mode the dead center of this silver tension arm should meet the top edge of the second brass tape guide adjuster nut (NOT the center) if you achieve this ( and it might take a few goes) then the back tension is usually spot on.This is looking directly above.

Hope this helps..................Kevin

James
Tuesday 24th July 2012
6:25 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Greetings,

Would anyone here know about the TOSHIBA V-8600?

I have one here that gives a snowy grainy picture but is clear in search and pause mode.

James

Gabriel
Monday 23rd July 2012
9:21 pm U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Kevin,

I succesfully repaired the Sanyo. It had the following issues (most of them caused by someone fidling previously into it):-One of the belts incorrect -> Fit a proper one-Back tension adjustment too strong -> Loosen a bit (I have no way to measure it)-End threading switch out of place -> Refit with its origin screw.-Blocked capstan -> Disassemble the axis. Clean some rust and dirt, then lube.-Missing washers -> Refit.

Now it works perfectly, with great image and sound (after cleaning the tape path, heads were also with dirt). I have tested it with tapes of 250 and 750 with great results. I want to perform a "long-term" test with diferent tapes so as to check that everything is within specs.

As always, thanks a lot,

Penny Ridley
Monday 23rd July 2012
2:21 pm U.K.

dst@pennyred.eclipse.co.uk

Good day gentlemenI have two complete Sanyo systems on offer if there is anyone interested. VPR5800 X 2 - recorderVPA5800 X 2 - adaptorVTT5800 X 2 - tunerAnd the camera VSC5800, plus the remote.All instruction books included.My dad bought two systems - one each for my brother and myself, plus a camera to share.I've had them for 7/8 years in boxes in a wardrobe.All working ok when consigned to spare room.I'm in Hampshire.Is anyone interested?

James
Sunday 22nd July 2012
2:14 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi Kevin,

The C6 is easy compared to the C7 when it comes to changing the belts.The C6 and C7 may share the same bits but the loading belt for the tape lacing is in a different place.

Looks like you have to remove a fair bit before you can change the belt.

James

K Lambert
Saturday 21st July 2012
1:12 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

James

With determination and care.I have never worked on one but if the c6 is anything to go by some are trickier than others.

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

James
Tuesday 17th July 2012
3:53 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi again :)

I am just wondering how does one replace the belts for tape laceing mech on a Sony SL-C7?

James

K Lambert
Sunday 15th July 2012
10:02 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Bjorn

Well we will be sad to see you go.

Indeed repairs and service work for a lot of older electronic items is drying up fast now.It's just as well i still enjoy doing this and the great satisfaction seeing a lot get to superb shape again.Not too mention those who really appreciate what still can be done for these now.

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

bman-me-uk
Saturday 14th July 2012
10:17 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Good Evening, Sad to say, after over 20 years working with the format. It is regrettable to announce that as of 30July 2012. I will no longer be supporting the Beta format. This is mainly due personal circumstances which mean that I will no longer be able to accept machines for service and repair. I wish to thank all on this site for their support over the years in diagnosing some of the more tricky and stubborn problems, and for helpful posts and assistance in locating parts as more and more suppliers stop doing them. It has been a while since my last post, but thanks for your support with this format.

Bjorn Hodges bjorn@bman.me.uk

K Lambert
Saturday 14th July 2012
12:27 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

James:

I think it was an error.I've seen some eyebrow raising model numbers stated on e-Bay a few times :0Sony 5000, Sanyo c30, e.t.c.Some models pictures are not even of the actual vcr.

.......Kev

James
Saturday 14th July 2012
7:45 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Sony 5150? I thought it would be a Sanyo VTC-5150.

James

K Lambert
Friday 13th July 2012
9:35 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Anthony.

It sounds like your vcr could do with a good service.Most that people buy now are untouched for years and no doubt were used a lot before being stored in this condition.They get brought out and sold and hence don't work too good.The reel drive parts will need replacing and probably more to make sure this classic vcr is working well for a good few more years yet.So much more than just putting new belts in i here so many stating who don't really know what goes on inside these vcr's.Give us a shout id you need it looking at.

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

Anthony
Friday 13th July 2012
6:53 pm U.K.

antonyjameswhite@fsmail.net

Hi I have a sony 5150 that plays fine for a while then stops, i press the stop button and play then it plays ok again. Can anyone suggest what the problem is and if there is a part i can replace as i have another which has bad heads any help would be appreciated not for resale but to watch some old betas i haveThanx

K Lambert
Wednesday 11th July 2012
11:07 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Noel:

A good and fair point although i've seen that one three or four M40 's and no M30's as of yet..The M50 being the illusive PAL model only for Australia and New Zealand for some reason.I too repair them and it is indeed tricky but not impossible.I think Sanyo made a mistake to utilise those tracking devices.Especially when compered to the bullet proof ones used on the other models.

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

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 11th July 2012
8:00 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Informative as usual. One thing you didn't mention that I have noticed is that most of the VTC-M30s M40s and M50s I see have failed tracking potentiometers. It seems that the plastic tabs which hold the wiper just break off with age. They can be pulled apart and repaired though it is tricky. I have mostly had to make up replacements using trim pots.

cheers Noel

K Lambert
Wednesday 11th July 2012
10:09 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Alex:

To be honest, although the Sanyo 9300 is built like a tank and still going good for some,it's a bit old hat now.Not to mention damned heavy.I own the entire Sanyo range in superb working and cosmetic condition form their venerable and extremely popular VTC5000. In my view this model and their range after wards , consisting of 5000mk2, 6500,M10,M20,M30 ,M40 (beta hi-Fi) and NX100 are all decent performers, extremely reliable and easy to work on ( even more so if you are working on them all the time as i do).Rubber components will need changing after three or four years if used a lot to keep them in 100% reliable condition.Picture quality wise the 6500 is a superb and underrated Sanyo beta, for an 83 model.It's also quite feature packed for the time.The 5000 is a close runner too.The 5150 has a different picture quality with slightly more detail than the 5000.The M10 and M20 are a softer picture but fantastically reliable beta model.They are also ideal for tapes which have high wear too them.Providing a nice clear smooth quality.The m30 is similar but has three heads for perfect slow motion and still frame.it may be a tiny bit sharper in quality too.the M40 has a higher bandwidth so more detail but this can be a curse if using tapes with high wear or noise.the newer the tapes the better results for all.It also has the superb beta hi-Fi sound too.Lastly is Sanyo's final UK Budget beta the VTC NX100 which has yet again a different picture quality.It has more detail than the 'm' series models and only a 2.2 bandwidth ( compared to the M40 's 2.8), but of the many i've brought to perfection all have been delighted with it.

There is also the Sanyo VTC 5300 and 5400 models , which are OK and belt ridden ,over their later models.The 5300 has NO picture search facility and they both keep the tape laced for the FF and REW functions ,as does the 9300 ,so that may be a disadvantage.

Also note if using a Freeview or satellite box to record from on these the results are far superior than using their old analogue built in tuners.

Parts for the Sanyo VTC 5000 (1982) and onwards are easier to source than the earlier models too.

Hope this helps?

Gabriel:

No problem , please keep me informed of your findings.

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

Brendan
Wednesday 11th July 2012
8:19 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi James,

The trimpot in mine had developed an open circuit on a section of it. So I opted for replacement. Was only like 50 cents so it's not very costly. Slight improvement. But I forgot that a portion of my tapes are Super Beta, reason why the colour was stronger. I have also replaced the electrolytics in that portion of W2. Sanyo's last top loading models are their best in my opinion.

Brendan

Alex Garside
Wednesday 11th July 2012
12:54 am U.K.

alexanderdavidgarside@hotmail.co.uk

I was intrested in making a start in Betamax and was wondering your views on the Sanyo VTC 9300 Betacord VCR was

Gabriel
Tuesday 10th July 2012
9:18 pm U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Kevin,

Thanks a lot for your valuable info, I'm going to proceed as you have suggested. It seems to be a "safe mode", but let's investigate the reason. In a couple days I will be fidling the machine again.

Regards, Gabriel.

James
Tuesday 10th July 2012
1:47 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Kevin, Yeah I doubt the picture will get much better; I might change out some of the caps on the W2 board to see if it helps.

Brendan, Maybe give VR 214 (And others) a clean with contact cleaner or Isopropyl Alcohol before replacing it?

James

K Lambert
Tuesday 10th July 2012
1:24 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Gabriel:

One other thought.Does the capstan turn just before the machine stops in play?If the capstan does'nt turn it won't play either.Ideally if you had a TDK or Kodak beta tape you can see both spools in the operation mode.That too would tell you better if it's down to the reel drive/idler.

.........Kevin

Brendan
Tuesday 10th July 2012
10:42 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi James,

I have 2 Sanyo VTC 9300s. The other one which has had no issues does have a better picture than the one that lost colour. Therefore I've decided to replace VR 214. I'll let you know about the results.

Brendan

K Lambert
Tuesday 10th July 2012
9:45 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James:

I've just looked at the playback you posted and it looks great.I would'nt expect perfection there from such an old and value orienated machine.The one i repaired was shimmery with the colors too.You may have to turn the color on your LCD down a tad....................Kevin

K Lambert
Tuesday 10th July 2012
9:40 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Gabriel.

It sounds to me like the take up reel is'nt turning (or the top idler is slipping).FF and REW are done by the bottom idler, hence the OK functions there.The vcr is designed so, if it sense no take up spool rotation, it will safely stop the machine to avoid tape damage.

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

Gabriel
Tuesday 10th July 2012
9:21 am U.K.

gabrigpb@hotmail.com

Hello again Betaphiles,

This time, I have a Sanyo VTC-M10 with strange behaviour. It accepts properly the tape, threading, FFWD and REW are OK. When pressing PB, the reel motor starts to spin, but only for less than a second. Then stops and the machine remains dead until one presses eject or "restart" it. I have checked the switches and they are fine. Any clue to this? I have never seen a Sanyo with this issue.

As always, thanks in advance.

James
Tuesday 10th July 2012
6:48 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi all,

Here is the video of my Sanyo VTC-9300 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMa7dGRFjys

Far from perfect but much better than it was before.Sorry about the feeback noise I have no idea what is causeing that as it was doing it even when the VCR was not running.

James

James
Monday 9th July 2012
1:31 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Kevin,

Yeah I asked what is wtong with it, but did not think ask if anything was touched or removed, looks like I have to live and learn.

James

K Lambert
Monday 9th July 2012
11:52 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

James:

Oh.One thing i've learned from experience with dealing on e-bay is always ask if anything is broken/damaged or missing and has the item been fiddled with.That way if they state no and it has you could make a claim back.There are quite a few or knowingly try to fleece people out of hard earned monies.Some just hav'nt a clue about such things.Always best to ask first.That way you get no unexpected surprises.

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

James
Monday 9th July 2012
11:28 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Kevin,

It was listed as not working for parts or fix, but there was no mention that anything was missing.

It is not beyond repair provideing I can get parts for it.

James

M.J Schutte
Monday 9th July 2012
11:23 am U.K.

mjsch@telkomsa.net

I have and old 1983 Betamax VRC 100P working condition I want to know what it is worth

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Monday 9th July 2012
11:07 am U.K.

chris@thameside.tv

I am currently looking for a BVH 3100 PAL machine.

Please let me know if you have anything available.

Kind RegardsChris

K Lambert
Monday 9th July 2012
11:02 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James:

Did it not mention this in the description.Or did it say 'spares'repairs?

Brendan:

No problem, congrats on the fix.

Martin:

If you want your M10 in tip top shape give us a shout.I don't have any spare flaps though,for the timer controls.

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

James
Monday 9th July 2012
9:03 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

I have to be more careful when buying from eBay, the TOSHIBA V-8600 I got was missing the video drum assembly and the power supply is dead and case is broken :(

James

Brendan
Monday 9th July 2012
8:21 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi Kevin

Misprint by me. It was IC204. Replacing it did little difference. However a slight adjustment of VR214 returned it to full colour.

Brendan

Martin
Sunday 8th July 2012
9:22 pm U.K.

recycledmedia@hotmail.com

Hello again I mentioned earlier as I was planning to put in a last minute bid on the one on there, I have a VTC M10 sanyo which I bought some time ago watched some old family holiday videos etc and then having put it away its display has gone and the flap is missing I have noticed too that it has blurry picture, i did think if i bought the one on ebay at the minute i could maybe put my belts into it and have a good looking machine to display with my other techy bits would it be viable to put in a last minute bid and if so how much would you guys reckon I'd probably put a bid of around 60-70 on it and then dump mine afterwards

Martin
Sunday 8th July 2012
9:01 pm U.K.

recycledmedia@fsmail.net

Hello I mentioned earlier as I was planning to put in a last minute bid on the one on there, I have a VTC M10 sanyo which I bought some time ago watched some old family holiday videos etc and then having put it away its display has gone and the flap is missing I have noticed too that it has blurry picture, i did think if i bought the one on ebay at the minute i could maybe put my belts into it and have a good looking machine to display with my other techy bits would it be viable to put in a last minute bid and if so how much would you guys reckon I'd probably put a bid of around 60-70 on it and then dump mine afterwards

K Lambert
Sunday 8th July 2012
8:49 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Martin

What model is the Sanyo you have with faults?

I have loads of experience with these classic.Yours could be easily sorted as i have many spares and regularly repair and refurbish these to 110%.Knowone i know of does more than myself, a bold claim but i have been sent some to sort that have been elsewhere for top monies for overhauls and to say i'm shocked at the lack of work done is an understatement.

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

K Lambert
Sunday 8th July 2012
5:19 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi James:

I have never seen in person the Toshiba 8600 but i would avoid the Toshiba 9600,a truly awfull designed beta and the picture is pretty dire too.The V31b provides far superior results but is know for head failure more prematurely than most.

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

K Lambert
Sunday 8th July 2012
5:16 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Brendan:

The IC you changed in the Sanyo 9300 should be 204 (not 104).Another IC responsible for no colour is IC 205 (CX-137A).Also transistor Q244 (2sc930e) can be responsible too.

The part no for the Sony /Sanyo /Toshiba utilised hall effect sensors is A6090130.

Good luck guys....................Kevin

James
Sunday 8th July 2012
12:45 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi all,

Even though I now have colour again on the VTC 9300 there seem to be a red Silhouette around red objects and people's skin, most times the silhouette is more on the right.Would anyone know what might be the cause of the?

I might have to put a video on Youtube to show what I mean.

Kind Regards,James

BetaMark
Sunday 8th July 2012
12:34 pm U.K.

markout2002@yahoo.co.uk

james

yes the head drum works,the tape wraps around it then just stops.not opened the bottom ,did'ent know you could,will have a look.

betamark

Brendan
Sunday 8th July 2012
8:43 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hello all,

Would it be recommended to replace C110 and C111 in the PSU in a Sony SL C7? The SL C7 currently works, except rewind and review. Making a noisy whirring noise when either of these is engaged. Therefore suggests belts and tires.

Cheers,Brendan

James
Sunday 8th July 2012
8:30 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

I will be getting the TOSHIBA V-8600 next week, I paid $20 AUD.I am not sure if it is fully working.

James

davyrocket2
Saturday 7th July 2012
3:08 pm U.K.

davyrocket2@aol.co.uk

james the toshiba was considered a good machine but whether belts or heads can be obtained if needed is going to be a factor to consider but the 8600 is supposed to have features /freeze,frame ,frame advance good still picture it was well commented on in the reviews of its day ,i have not actually come across one but it may be a bargain if the price is good

davyrocket2
Saturday 7th July 2012
3:00 pm U.K.

davyrocket2@aol.co.uk

hi everyone ,i recently took apart a C9 i bought ,recently i emailed colin Mcormick who informed me that the hall I.Cs used on the C9, reel motors could be removed and used on the drum ,motor i looked at them and found that the reel motor I.Cs have 3 leads,and the ones one the Drum Stator ,have 4 ,leads obviously this means that they cannot be interchanged ,i am informed by the Audio,Center, that Sony,s answer is replace the stator assembley ,as the hall,I.Cs cannot be bought on there own and do not have any markings to identify them or a part number,sureley somebody has been able to identify them or to suggest a alternative if they can be identified then maybe a alternative could be found .

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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