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Emil Jensen
Tuesday 18th June 2013
12:41 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi

I do have a brand new video head for SL-C20, C30 & C40 in the box. :)

Are you interested in just the video head disc ?

Kind regards

Emil

jda
Tuesday 18th June 2013
3:22 am U.K.

kaanalan@hotmail.com

hi there i have sony sl-c30e looking for clean good condition head , anyone able to help

craigie2k
Monday 17th June 2013
4:33 pm U.K.

craigwilliamadams@hotmail.com

Hi all! I've managed to get my hands on a SONY BETAMAX C7. The machine is in perfect condition in and out, except for a wobbly horizontal picture on playback. I've removed what seems to be a BLUE SANYO CAPACITOR .47 / 25, and the picture is now perfect but I have a wobbly sound. Can anyone help me with sourcing a replacement capacitor, or advise me if there's anything else wrong? Kind regards, Craig.

Roderick
Saturday 15th June 2013
11:20 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Can we shut down the U-matic page? It is getting embarrassing that nobody cares enough about it to actually clean it up.The childish spamming has been going on for some weeks now.

K Lambert
Saturday 15th June 2013
6:18 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Phil:

I thought your name sounded familiar :)What kind of work/repair are you refering?Feel free to e-mail me anytime.

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

PHILIP MCKEOWN
Thursday 13th June 2013
7:53 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@btinternet.com

Kevin, many thanks for that. This is the same machine that you serviced for me a VERY long time ago, and it is still doing the business...another testament on this site to your preservation skills!By the way, do you do any repairs on PCB's, specifically for Video2000 format recorders?Cheers.

Phil

K Lambert
Wednesday 12th June 2013
8:39 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Philip:

The problem with your Sanyo 5150 is common to that model.It is to do with heat/temp change.Sanyo upgraded the earthing type from the VTC 5000 model (which does'nt suffer as much,if at all with that)by installing a second earthing strap.What i always do is remove the metal bracket (by removing the screw) and slide it off the head amp can.Then bend the two tail ends of the bracket( that slide over the can) slightly inwards.This enables a better contact and more reliable result. I've not had any issues return this way.Good luck...............Kevin

Louis Despres
Monday 10th June 2013
7:09 pm U.K.

louie9@charter.net

Bo Blipton, I might have about a dozen for you. Can you send me an email? louie9@charter.net

PHILIP MCKEOWN
Saturday 8th June 2013
8:35 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@btinternet.com

HELLO all! I have an issue with a Sanyo VTC5150 which seems to be getting worse: at times, the picture seems to suffer from a 'fish-scales' effect (noticeable horizontal wavy lines), and is much worse on tapes which are past their best. The problem can be more or less cured by pressing down on the shield plate over the head drum, and/or pressing down on the metal bracket which contacts the top of the VP-1 PCB...is this some sort of earth/shielding fault?Any help appreciated, and if I can offer any information to anyone from the VTC5150 service manual, please let me know, as I have recently acquired one.Cheers.

Phil

Chris Margrave Gregory
Monday 3rd June 2013
11:01 am U.K.

chris@thameside.tv

Hi I have available the following VTR's available for saleSony DSR1800P Sony DSR1800P Sony DNW A30PDNW A30PSony J3ASony J3A Sony DVW A500P Sony DVW A500P Sony DVW A500PSony DVW A510PSony DVW A510P Sony DVW A522PSony DSR 1500PSony DSR 1500PSony DSR-60PSony DSR-60PSony DSR 80PSony PVW 2800P Sony PVW 2800P Sony pvw 2800p Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P Sony UVW 1800P

I am open to realistic sesiable offeres for any of the machines listed above as I am looking to clear my warehouse for space.

Please let me know

Kind RegardsChris

Bob Lipton
Friday 31st May 2013
6:39 pm U.K.

boblipton@nyc.rr.com

Looking for some beta tapes - empty or used before, that doesn't matter. Anyone still got some? Email me, boblipton@nyc.rr.com. Cheers, bo blipton.

Allan Mikkelsen
Tuesday 28th May 2013
8:14 am U.K.

mallanikkelsen@hotmail.com

Hi everyone

Just thaught I'd share this with you:http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=111082489382#description

This guy had 2 of these machines, I got the first of them and can onnestly say that it really really is in top condition with no scuf-marks what soever! He does ship abroad if you ask, so if there should be anyone inhere that would be intrested in this top model in like new condition, then I'd start bidding if I were you.

And no no I am not afiliated with the seller at all, I am simpley just a happy buyer thinking I would spred the news, now that he actually has 2 of these for sale!

All the best from Allan

Emil Jensen
Thursday 23rd May 2013
3:52 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi

I would NEVER recommend using one of those "wet type" cleaning tapes on a VCR. If you use to much fluid, there is change it will get stuck on the drum. And cause damage to delicate heads.

If you use Older tapes branded tapes that flakes a little or is dirty, i would look for a Tape Rewinder. (I have always used a Rewinder on my Beta tapes) Due to machine keeps the tape laced around the drum. Many video tape rewinders offer a "Cleaning" option of the tape.

Clean your VCR manual. There is a guide on this very page how you handle that. Otherwise if you insist using a cleaning tape, use the Non wet types. They come from Sony & Maxwell.

A gentleman called Mr. Betamax also supply those, along with good quality branded tapes.

Kind regards

Emil

James
Wednesday 22nd May 2013
12:34 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Ross,

Check out eBay. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/KINYO-BETA-BETAMAX-BETACORD-BETACAM-HEAD-CLEANING-SPRAY-CASSETTE-NEW-SEALED/321127054900?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D7825703400061460064%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D321123124763%26

James
Tuesday 21st May 2013
11:58 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Greetings all,

I am just checking to see if anyone out there has a power supply for a Sony SL-HF150 Mine currently has issues and the Transformer is getting real hot and I am not sure why.

James

Chris
Monday 20th May 2013
6:20 am U.K.

spamfritter@gmx.com

Hi I have a VTC5000 which I did a full mechanical overhaul on and it worked fine afterwards but the clock was flickering. So I replaced the faulty electrolytic that was causing it and now the power supply appears to be dead. Has anybody got a circuit diagram of the PSU please ?

Ross
Sunday 19th May 2013
8:59 am U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Has anybody got a Betamax cleaning tape? As my betamax needs a clean. Email me please. Thanks

James
Friday 3rd May 2013
11:41 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi guys,

I am looking for a loading mech for a Sony SL-S2000.Hope someone can help.

James

Elliot Denenberg
Wednesday 1st May 2013
7:45 pm U.K.

iconverted@iconverted.com

Looking to buy used Betamax Pal player with universal power supply. Must be in good working condition.

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 1st May 2013
3:54 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Alex,

I have emailed you the service manual pages relating to that board so you can repair it.

regards Noel

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