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Sunday 26th March 2017

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K.Lambert
Sunday 13th July 2014
9:51 am U.K.

KN2000@TALKTALK.NET

The latest spam seems to be coming from YAHOO.com;

ERIK
Friday 11th July 2014
4:01 pm U.K.

vaccastracca@tin.it

I have a similar problem as Gerard!After 2 or 3 years i've not been using my SL-HF150, the other day i tried turning it on but it was dead. The on/off switch green led was dead, as the whole mechanical part, who was totally silent. Only the display would work, but the VCR won't load anything.Is there anyone with the full schematics of the SL-HF150? I have the schematics of the SL-HF100, but my tech said he needs the schematics of my specific models to know the exact values of the components etc...

K.Lambert
Friday 11th July 2014
1:37 pm U.K.

KN2000@TALKTALK.NET

Hi Gerad1960:

I have found usually problems with non illuminating Power LED's is either because the LED had a dry joint of the associated board is cracked.Failing that the LED itself has gone bad.

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

Roderick
Friday 11th July 2014
4:17 am U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Gerard, you can download a service manual for a HF-100 here:http://freeservicemanuals.info/en/?search= sl-hf100 &brand=Sony&sorttype=asc&sort=typeaThe model is pretty similarly, certainly in their powersupply and it may just have the right information for you.

Gerard1960
Thursday 10th July 2014
4:37 pm U.K.

strandwandellaar@live.nl

Goodday to you all Sony guy,s i have one problem with my SL-HF150 the green led in the on/off switch is dead.I have repaired sony betamax machines in the early 80,s like the models C5 / C5 / C7. Does anybody know if this is a capicitor problem?And which capicitor is causing this problem ?

I hope to hear something because i don,t have any service manual.

Best regards Gerard.

Gabriel
Thursday 10th July 2014
5:44 am U.K.

notreplythismail@gmail.com

Thanks a lot Martin, this Beta corner is worth keeping.

By the way, I have observed that spam is always providing a link. Have you tried blocking the "http" word? Maybe it would be too aggressive for real users, but I think it would block near 100% of spam.

Please keep doing that hard work :-)

K.Lambert
Tuesday 8th July 2014
7:42 pm U.K.

KN2000@TALKTALK.NET

Martin:

ALL your efforts are appreciated.Let's hope it stays like this :)

.................Kev

Martin
Tuesday 8th July 2014
7:09 am U.K.

martin@palsite.com

Well this is most unfortunate. Last Friday I was just starting to work on a spam filter upgrade, come Monday they'd beaten me to it. The new filter is now in place and would have caught the weekend's mess.

The issue has been that the latest spam entries were all in a different language, and so the old filter failed to trip. The new filter will hopefully fix this.

As the filter gets more and more aggressive, I am always worried it might block a legitimate poster, please let me know if you think your posts are getting removed.

Benja
Sunday 29th June 2014
11:19 am U.K.

benja2350@hotmail.com

Where I can buy heads for SL-HF950 Betamax video?

BlankMinds
Saturday 28th June 2014
9:35 pm U.K.

theinsaneanimefreak@yahoo.com

Thanks so much I will try that soon and see how it goes,thank god i finally found people who know their Beta.

Gabriel
Saturday 28th June 2014
11:48 am U.K.

notreplythismail@gmail.com

BlankMinds,

I don't know much about american beta models, but I guess the SL-2710 shares the very common 711B chassis. The eject assembly on these models is sometimes prone to fail due to a broken gear on the left side of the machine (side of Power button). The seat of this gear can be fixed with some epoxy glue, but the whole cariage has to be realigned.

You should take that assembly out of the machine and examine it thoroughly.

Good luck,

Gabriel

BlankMinds
Friday 27th June 2014
9:53 pm U.K.

theinsaneanimefreak@yahoo.com

Hi guys i have a 2710 and it is having a problem ejecting, it plays and records but when i hit eject it pushes up but not out.Also iam having a hard time finding a owner operators manual for the unit any help would be welcomed

joy
Thursday 26th June 2014
2:51 pm U.K.

joyee@yahoo.com

Kevin, instead of complaining, just ask a question..

We are all aware of the problem and your crying is not helping this situation.

He was a crier before this page got blasted..

Take a chill pill mate...

rodger
Tuesday 24th June 2014
3:30 pm U.K.

rodger.salmond@btinternet.com

i have a 1978 sanyo betacord vtc 9300 for sale very good condition any one intrested get in touch

Roderick
Monday 23rd June 2014
10:55 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

It has been very quiet on the Betacam page. Maybe borrow that space until things are sorted here?

Just a suggestion because it would be a pity to loose the combined knowledge gathered here.

Gabriel
Monday 23rd June 2014
9:37 am U.K.

noreplythismail@gmail.com

Kevin,

I completely agree with your statement. It's a pity because I have learnt a lot on this forum and tried to help others fixing their machines.

Kind regards, Gabriel

K.Lambert
Sunday 22nd June 2014
3:31 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Will this EVER end?

Pointless posting here anymore.I'm sorry but it is.This has gotten out of hand.

James
Thursday 12th June 2014
12:41 pm U.K.

jlaing35@hotmail.com

Harry,

To me it sound like the heads are dirty, Have seen this type of thing on Beta and VHS machines...

James

Gabriel
Monday 9th June 2014
12:52 pm U.K.

noreplythismail@gmail.com

Harry,

Probably your F30 has some kind of misalignment on the CTL head or a bad/leaky component on the capstan servo section. A hardened pinch roller can also lead to this symptom.

First thing to check is cleaning the whole tape path, including the CTL/audio zone. The pinch roller should also be removed and cleaned. Sometimes you can "refresh" it by sanding the surface with a soft sandpaper (with number 1600 for example). Do not apply alcohol on rubber surfaces.

Don't attempt to adjust the tape path height posts unless you really know what you are doing. It is advisable to have a CRO and a service manual to perform this operation.

Hope that this helps,

Gabriel

harry
Sunday 1st June 2014
1:32 pm U.K.

harryparos@yahoo.gr

Hi to every body from Athens Greece,I have a sl-f30 betamax from new in imaculate condition,i use this video ocasionally to transfer beta tapes in dvd,yesterday i bought 10 new beta tapes found in a shop here and i tape a program from tv,in playback i dont have picture and sound only a black screen,when i press the fast forward or reverce and leave to play i have sound and picture of the recorded material only for few seconds after again black screen so the tape is been recorded,i removed that tape i put an old one and works perfect,i record on the old tape and again i have the black screen in the new recorded scene but in ff or rwd i see the new picture ,i dont know what is going on ,also last week i tape using an old tape and everythig is ok, any body has any idea ??thanks in advance, Harry

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