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joe
Monday 14th April 2014
5:51 pm U.K.

diezjackdaniels@gmail.com

Hello from Spain, i have an old Sanyo VTC NX10 who are died and the tecnical service says me that there is impossible to fix it.i want to buy a good unit, if it is possible the best.Maybe the Sony SL-HF950 is the best betamax video to buy?

Gabriel
Monday 14th April 2014
5:21 am U.K.

pleasenotreply@gmail.com

Noel,

Yes, I read your comments about fixing the black loading gear. As you have correctly mentioned, I have never tried that kind or repair. Instead, I take a "healthy" unit from a scrap/donor video. On the bad side of things, betas are more difficult to get as time passes, so I should start thinking about repairing gears and broken teeth.

Is it possible to have a picture(s) of your labours regarding these fixes? It would help a lot. (I think you have my email from the past).

As always, thanks a lot in advance,

Gabriel

James
Monday 14th April 2014
2:43 am U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Hi guys,

Looking for belts for the old Sanyo 9300? Well I got lucky getting a belt kit for it at Star components

If anyone is seeking a kit then I suggest you email them for info at sales@starcomponents.com.au

You may even find other things there.

http://www.starcomponents.com.au

Regards,James

Mikey405
Saturday 12th April 2014
2:07 pm U.K.

mike.bennett@oldtechnology.net

Hi all.

Re: Sony SL-C7UB

I have a couple of questions although I suspect one of them has been asked many times before but I couldn't find any way to run a search.

My first question is regarding replacing the "Toko" press-to-make switches on top of my C7 timer panel. Are there any known sources of replacements for these switches? I have 4 machines and every single one has seized up. Somebody has suggested using some thin plastic-friendly lubricant such as Peco "Power Lube" but I'm not sure whether this will work or not. (I have some on order.) Some of the buttons are seized solid but one or two will "lift up" but have no springiness to them.

My second question is regarding the AG7 BetaStack. I was wondering whether there was supposed to be some kind of clip at the back of the unit as well as the one at the front. It works okay with only one clip but the whole unit lifts up at the back as it pushes down the cassette lift. There are a couple of little metal pieces which look like they might slide into something but they could of course just be supports.

Many thanks for the help everyone.

Kind regards.

From Mike.http://www.oldtechnology.net

Noel Higgins
Saturday 12th April 2014
4:28 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Gabriel,

Sorry I should have read your last email more carefully. I see now you have not tried it.The main issue is to get use a fast drill with the right size to match what you are using to pin the gear. Martin has asked me to do a few photos to assist explanation of how this repair is performed.

cheers Noel

Noel Higgins
Saturday 12th April 2014
4:24 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Gabriel,

Yes the black loading gears breaking and spinning on shafts are the main issue causing failure these days. I hope you have managed to repair them using my method shown at http://www.palsite.com/100tech.html

cheers Noel

Gabriel
Friday 11th April 2014
6:50 am U.K.

pleasenotreply@gmail.com

Noel,

I go along with your statements regarding F30 & F60 machines. They are prone to break the loading mechanism gear (the one with the lever). I haven't ever attempted to repair one of those gears, but I will remember your method just in case. Also, the small black threading gear is really a cause of malfunction in C20 /30 F30 /60 machines, not to mention the issue related to the tape end detector spring... Sony and their fantastic "plastic designs", getting worse with age.

Sometimes I prefer Sanyos: getting every belt/rubber changed, keep an eye on certain caps and that's all. Bombproof design.

Noel Higgins
Friday 11th April 2014
12:56 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Gabriel,

I have seen the black and white issue on SLHF950s and it came down to chroma adjustments getting out of whack. The main issues I get with F30 and 60s are the load mechanism teeth breaking (the last tooth in fact) which can be repaired by heat melting the tooth plastic to hold it back in place then drilling holes in it and the second last tooth and bending a pin into a square cutting it and inserting it to hold the teeth together like a bridge in dentistry.

The servo control boards are no fun either.

cheers Noel

Gabriel
Thursday 10th April 2014
1:36 pm U.K.

pleasenotreply@gmail.com

Noel,

Thanks a lot for your tips, I'm having a look for cracks/broken tracks on those boards. However, if I find something interesting I will post it here.

Regards,

Gabriel

Noel Higgins
Thursday 10th April 2014
12:30 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Gabriel,

The F30s and F60s are prone to damage in the centre of the base video board around the centre plastic support. if they are dropped the bakelite board cracks and tracks are broken. If you bridge over the breaks using teflon coated wire wrap wire then you can fix them. just soldering over the crack is not a long term solution.

cheers Noel (betaheaven.com) Australia.

Roderick
Wednesday 9th April 2014
9:52 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

The lowlife is now also attacking the U-matic page.Could that be cleaned up too?

Gabriel
Wednesday 9th April 2014
2:17 pm U.K.

pleasenotreplymail@gmail.com

Dear Betaphiles,

Do you know a solution for F30s and F60s showing only black and white image? What I usually do is just swapping the entire "video" board, containing the Chroma Process. I have 3-4 scrap boards with this isuue so I would like to fix them.

Any suggestion?Thanks in advance,

Noel Higgins
Saturday 5th April 2014
10:51 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Kevin,

Have a look at the front panel repair kit for the Sanyo VTC6500 I have developed at http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=181368843366&ssPageName=ADME:L:LCA:AU:1123

cheers Noel

DAVID BRUNNER
Saturday 5th April 2014
10:04 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

The spam disturb the palsite forums

Benja
Saturday 5th April 2014
3:59 pm U.K.

benja2350@hotmail.com

Hola, tengo el super beta SL-HF950 y necesito cabezas de video. donde puedo conseguirlas?

Hi, I have the SL-HF950 Super Beta and need video heads. Where do I can get them?

Noel Higgins
Friday 4th April 2014
11:10 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Paolo,

The C9 audio output Ch1/Ch2 output options can be selected by via a front panel switch.That is CHA to both outs, CHB to both outputs or normal out A/B position. This was used for multilingual broadcasts.

Check it to be sure the problem is not dirty contacts in the switch. If the switch seems to be working, it will indicate if the problem is output path related or source related (before the switch)

Ripples to the tape edge and dirty heads will affect playback performance but broken solder connections on the audio board are also a common problem on aging beta machines.

regards Noel

DAVID BRUNNER
Thursday 3rd April 2014
9:14 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

Hello, if I open my video and connect the luminance and chrominance output to svideo input, I will win image quality?

Paolo Forconi
Thursday 3rd April 2014
3:20 pm U.K.

paoloforconi@iol.it

Hi, I've a problem with my SL-C9E. When I play a cassette, I can listen only left channel, ch1. The right channel, ch2, produce only a few noises and then, silence. I want know if You can help me about components to change, Like capacitors and IC, in audio board. Today I'll try to clean and adjust azimuth in audio head but I don't think is that the solution, thanks, regards, Paolo.

Peter Simpson
Wednesday 2nd April 2014
11:31 pm U.K.

admin@sterlingcomputer.co.uk

I have a brand new hard case for a Sony Betamax F1 in its original packing which is looking for a good home. Any offers?

K.Lambert
Tuesday 1st April 2014
3:00 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

SORRY Betaphiles i COULD'NT resist :)

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