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Sunday 26th March 2017

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Brendan
Sunday 9th September 2012
10:31 pm U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Thanks Kevin

Just to clarify, are constant random noise lines considered a drop out? I always thought a drop out was a momentary loss of a stable picture. I will have a good look in the VCR. The picture quality is very good. Just a few lines appear that are quite annoying. Ive also noticed pause fails to work. The tapes are fine.

Thanks, Brendan

K Lambert
Sunday 9th September 2012
9:07 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Brendan:

The flashes you see are not to do with Electrolytics in the PSU.It's either a poor ground to the head drum/amplifier, the 'drop out compensator' is set slightly too low or the tapes you are using are very badly worn.The heads wearing down tend to give a grubby and distorted picture but increased drop outs may be slight.

The Sanyo 9300, 5300 and 5400 all stay fully laced in the fast wind modes like Sony/Toshiba models.ALL Sanyo's later model fully unlaced for these modes.I have worked on a 9300 and boy is that big and heavy.Built like a tank.To me it's too old a vcr to warrant owning and utilising for myself.I do respect and appreciate those that do though.Indeed Sanyo's build quality was hard to beat.Their utilisation of rubber components for the tape transport and reel drive being their common weakness and 'achillies heel' after a few years.

Good luck with it..................Kevin

Brendan
Sunday 9th September 2012
12:36 pm U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Same on coax

James
Sunday 9th September 2012
11:30 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Brendan,

Maybe you can try it on the other video output to see if the same problem shows on both?

James

Brendan
Sunday 9th September 2012
8:51 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi all,

So I did end up getting the VTC 9300. It is in a nice condition for it's age. Could do with a rubber replacement. I've given the tape path and heads a good clean. However the picture has lines appearing randomly. Much like tape scratches. However that is not the case. Due to the randomness of the lines I suspect failing electrolytics in the PSU area or W2 board. More so the latter. I have had a similar problem in a later Sanyo. Any specific area on W2 anyone want to suggest? Or is replacement of the 30 odd caps recommended?

Brendan

Brendan
Sunday 9th September 2012
1:49 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Thanks Kevin,

Great bit of info there. Much appreciated. What about the VTC-9300? I have an opportunity to buy another. It has poor picture playback. Most likely dirty heads. But due to it's age and it is one of the few Sanyo's that stays threaded all the time, are heads available?

Cheers

K Lambert
Saturday 8th September 2012
11:06 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Brendan:

To be honest i don't see that many Sanyo beta's with worn heads.Out of the hundreds i've worked on and with ,i have come across 3 M40' with no Hi-Fi but good picture ( Hi-Fi heads worn).1 x NX100, 2 x 5150's,2 X M30's (worn third head for clean still frame only)playback normally fine,1 X 6500 and 1 X 5000.I would suspect too that some have been damaged from self cleaning or the abrasive cleaning tapes overused from using clapped out well worn tapes, as the rest of the machines mechanicals don't suggest high mileage.Most are two head designs .The M30 has three and M40 (PAL versions) four (two for beta hi-Fi and two for video).You could use a two head disc in these models but you would lose a clear still frame and Hi-Fi sound respectively.I would say that i'm pretty sure the VTC 5150, 6500 and 5000 are all compatible.The same with the VTC M10 an M20,maybe the NX100 is also with those models.If you remove the top part of the drum and look at the disc design it should give you the necessary info.

As for the hall effect sensors.....I am at this moment trying out some new designs to replace those failing or failed with.I will keep this site posted with my findings.One tip to know for sure IF it IS the hall effect giving the issue is to press play on the vcr and from the very top of the head drum try to turn the disc left or right whilst the play light is illuminated ONLY.If you feel resistance to turn it whilst the PLAY LED is lit, then it IS the hall effect.If it just spins all the time it's either a bad IC or dry solder point usually.

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

Brendan
Saturday 8th September 2012
2:56 am U.K.

bgc1995@hotmail.com

Hi all

Which Sanyo video heads(non Hi Fi) are interchangeable?

Cheers,Brendan

Roderick
Friday 7th September 2012
8:23 am U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Two questions about hall sensors:

What is the best way to remove the glue?

How do I test the sensor to see if it works?

Thanks, Roderick

Charlie
Thursday 6th September 2012
9:40 pm U.K.

betaman@yahoo.com

Pete, Your SL-HF-300 carriage will indeed work in your SL-HF-900.

Charlie

James
Thursday 6th September 2012
3:56 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi guys,

I am looking for the front flap for a SL-HF100.

Any help with thia will be great...

James

James
Wednesday 5th September 2012
12:15 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Roderick,

I did not mean to make you look foolish, I just did not bother to type anything.

James

Roderick
Tuesday 4th September 2012
10:59 am U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Thanks Kevin and James. I'll have a go at the instructions from Noel, kindly pointed out by James (made me look very foolish...).Hopefully it is just the glue, it worked for a few minutes before shutting down and not playing nice anymore.

K Lambert
Tuesday 4th September 2012
9:18 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Roderick.

Sounds like the classic failing of the 'hall effect sensor' on the head drum motor.The glue used by Sony goes conductive over time shorting out the sensor.You'll have to get it replaced with a good used one.As you seem to be in Australia (model no) contact Noel Higgins here.He can help you out.

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

James
Tuesday 4th September 2012
7:05 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

http://www.palsite.com/100tech.html

Roderick
Tuesday 4th September 2012
7:02 am U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

I have just picked up a faulty SL-HF100AS. The problem is with the head drum, it doesn't run.There is a little wiggle at first but no action. The machine shuts itself down after a few seconds. I have a service manual but any suggestions that could reduce fault-finding will be much appreciated.

Roderick

Andrew Walker
Sunday 2nd September 2012
7:13 pm U.K.

andrewwalker72@fsmail.net

Hope someone can help, I recently moved my terminally ill sister into a nursing home from hospital and she has her own room. She is bedridden and rarely responds however we have some betamax videos that i was transferring to vhs and dvd and we were told that she smiled when some were played, I was taping bits from lots of the tapes she had in her loft and wardrobe however the machine a sanyo 5000 stopped playing midway through recording and doesnt rewind or fastforward. I got frustrated with it and slapped it and it played then stopped again. I am no enthusiast and merely wanted to transfer some of the bits quickly edited together onto several tapes so she can watch them on repeat. I know there are plenty who can transfer the whole tapes but its lots of bits from lots of tapes. There are three machines which were in the wardrobe and garage. Would anyone wish to swap 3 betamax machines 2 sanyo 5000's which are both doing the same stopping after a while and a toshiba front loader that makes a grating noise instead of taking the tape in for a working machine. If I sound tight that I should buy one its as we're a little strapped at the minute having paid for her to go to the care home. Anyone near Bradford that could maybe repair ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Pete
Saturday 1st September 2012
7:07 pm U.K.

Pmalan@comcast.net

Hi all, I have a SLHF900 and a SLHF300. The 900 will not load a tape. It's as if its stuck on the left side as you face it. I want to know if the loading mechinisum from the 300 will work in the 900. It look like they both just lift out and I can't find any visual differences after staring at both of them for several hours. If this will solve the load problem I'm willing to tackel it but is I need stuff like sensors I'm taking to a repaire guy. Thanks for you assistance.

colin judd
Saturday 1st September 2012
3:52 am U.K.

garnetjudd@bigpond.com

for sale,my collection of BETA PLAYER cv.w remote and manual.usa reiwinder with a step down transformer plus 3 boxes of videos I live queensland austalia,whjat would be an asiking price?

James
Saturday 1st September 2012
1:17 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

David B,

That does not mean it is clean. I suggest cleaning the audio heads and capstan...

From time to time the heads and tape path need cleaning, you cannot expect it to work properly by not doing so....

James

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