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Sunday 26th March 2017

Please bookmark http://chat.palsite.com/chat_page.py as the new URL.

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jeffoldbean
Wednesday 7th January 2015
11:43 am U.K.

jeff0ldbean@btinternet.com

Hopefully Keith Lambert. May Know where I can get a set of belts for a Sanyo VTC 5000. Maybe a pinch roller, and a pendulum assy.My friend Who I have stayed with over the holiday period has this machine.It played tapes with good sound and vision.But the one inch main drive belt.Snapped after 28 yrs, say.Hence my post.

jeffoldbean.

jeffoldbean
Wednesday 7th January 2015
11:35 am U.K.

jeff0ldbean@btinternet.com

SL-F25UB sorted out a loading problem.By adjusting the position of the lefthand cogged lever of the Loading mech.It was out by a tooth.Throwing the casstette out of square.However when the tape is in the machine. The Threading Process does'nt start immediatley.Sometimes there is a clicking noise, from the threading clutch assy.Before the thrading motor starts.Any ideas.

jeffoldbean.

K Lambert
Sunday 4th January 2015
9:56 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

David:

The 'bullet noise' you describe i take it is 'drop out'.(Small white horizintal flashes).If it was static noise you would see it all over the screen sporadicly.If it's 'drop out's' then that part of the tape is missing oxide so the vcr tries to cover this up with it's "drop out compensator" and are random flashes.You can slightly adjust these to remove more of the white flash but be careful as if you do it too much the picture can jump at any sign of excessive drop out or be totally obliterated by correctitive compensation.When you deliberatley off track the recording the white noise you see should be thin and not have fold over or comet tailing at all.If the picture jumps when offsetting the tracking control ,it's slightly too much compensation.

As for your comment on the Sony SLHF950. Sony added a plastic oblong stip that touches the top front of the drum and also the cassette housing flap,that was it.

What make of Beta vcr do you have? Some are slightly better at covering up 'drop out's' than other,but you can get them all to do a pretty decent job.If the early tapes you are using are excessively worn ,there is'nt much you can do to make them look perfect.

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

K Lambert
Sunday 4th January 2015
9:54 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

avid:

The 'bullet noise' you describe i take it is drop ou.(Small white horizintal flashes).If it was static noise you would see it all over the screen sporadicly.If it's drop out's then that part of the tape is missing oxide so the vcr tries to cover this up with it's "drop out compensator" and random.You can slightly adjust these to remove more of the white flash but be careful as if u do it too much the picture can jump at any sign of excessive drop out or be titally obliterated by correctitive compensation.When you deliberatley off track the recording the white noise you see should be thin and not have fold over or comet tailing at all.If the picture jumps when offsetting the tracking control ,it's slightly too much compensation.

As for your comment on the sony SLHF950. Sony added a plastic oblong stip that touches the top front of the drum and also the cassette housing flap,that was it.

What make of Beta vcr do you have.Some are slightly better at covering up 'drop out's' than other,but you can get them all to do a pretty decent job.If the early tapes you are using are excessively worn ,there is'nt much you can do to make them look perfect.

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

Roderick
Saturday 3rd January 2015
9:08 pm U.K.

nospam@chatpage.co.uk

David, I am not familiar with the static electricity issue you are experiencing but can only assume it may have something to do with friction between the tape and a static object in the machine.My first suggestion would be is to wind and rewind every tape a couple of times and see it that works. Secondly, test that all metal parts in the machine are 'grounded'.And what do you mean by 'bullet' noise?

David van Kemenade
Saturday 3rd January 2015
3:13 pm U.K.

david@van-kemenade.net

Hi everyone,

I am transferring old Betamax tapes (1981-1989). I have noticed a build-up of static electricity while playing back the oldest tapes, leading to excessive bullet noise. Newer tapes don't seem to have this problem. At the beginning of a tape, little bullet noise is visible. As the tape progresses, bullet noise increases.

I have read this is a known issue in the SL-HF950: http://www.palsite.com/950tech.html#static. Sony supplied an earth kit to solve this issue, but it's no longer available. Does anyone have any further information about this so that I can replicate this solution?

As an alternative, would it help to put old tape into a new cassette housing? Newer Betamax tapes from Sony are grey rather than black. Does this help to avoid static build-up?

Many thanks in advance for any help!

Thanks,David

Jamie
Sunday 28th December 2014
10:02 am U.K.

jlovas85@live.com

Hi All,

I have a Sony SLHF100AS which gives a black and white picture. When the fault first started it seemed to occur once the machine warmed up but now is a constant fault. I have tried changing many caps on the YC28 board but seem unable to resolve the issue. Had anybody had the same issue and been able to resolve it? Ive been searching through all the chat page history and seen the topic raised a few times but no responses.

Thanks

Noel Higgins
Friday 26th December 2014
10:17 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Jan,

I am interested in seeing a picture of that machine and what the differences are. I had a few of the M30 machines which have the still slow motion and playback affects like a Sony SLC9. (At least fwd motion)

Please send them to my email address at my website betaheaven.com

regards Noel

Jan Andresen
Thursday 25th December 2014
6:26 pm U.K.

beofreak@live.no

Hi, I don't find the Sanyo VTC-M35 on your page. It looks a lot like the VTC-M20, but with some differences. I got a picture of mine if you want it. This was bought from me in the mid 80's in Norway.Regards Jan Andresen

rodrigo rojas
Thursday 25th December 2014
1:06 am U.K.

smagnetron@hotmail.com

hi good your product, I wanted to ask for help, I'm from chile and I have a Sony Betamax SL-HFT7 have one gear with one of his broken teeth, it is possible that I can get that spare please ... best regards

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 3rd December 2014
7:11 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

Pete,

See betaheaven.com and contact me for some help with your machine.

Cheers Noel

Fivos
Thursday 27th November 2014
2:38 pm U.K.

fivossakellis@hotmail.com

Sanyo VTC 9350Needs new belts and idler tyres. HELP

Pete Holmes
Thursday 27th November 2014
12:36 pm U.K.

fopetsys@gmail.com

Is this a Betamax site or a political campaign site?

Pete Holmes
Thursday 27th November 2014
9:32 am U.K.

fopetsys@gmail.com

Thanks, Kevin. Unhappily, without a service/repair manual, I have no idea how to find where these are.I searched for a manual but the only site which suggests is available haven't replied to a request for same.

K Lambert
Wednesday 26th November 2014
7:11 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Pete:

Sounds like either the tape loading or lacing switches need adjustment or are faulty.

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

Pete Holmes
Wednesday 26th November 2014
6:31 pm U.K.

fopetsys@gmail.com

SONY SL-T50ME "CASETTE INSIDE" lamp blinking.Attempt to eject a non existent cassette prompts several cycles of a belt drive to a small plastic clutch which appears to do nothing?I can see no obstruction broken tape, etc., to cause this fault.Any suggestions as to where the faulty sensor(?) might be?

Matt Quinn
Tuesday 25th November 2014
4:07 pm U.K.

matt@tfgtv.co.uk

Michael, I cannot imagine the lens from a Betamovie will be removeable per se, let alone something an adaptor is available for! - What makes you think this is possible?

Michael From Montanna
Friday 21st November 2014
5:46 pm U.K.

rocksci@roadrunner.com

I would like to remove the primary lens from a Sony BMC-110 (for use as a macro lens on my Olympus Om1/Om2 using an available adapter).

Could someone tell me how to remove this lens?

I will happily reward anyone who can offer a successful means to do so with what remains of the BMC-110, for free - and I'll pay the shipping. This camera is clearly in mint condition. The only requirement I ask is that I am able to use the instructions offered to actually remove the lens. That done, the camera is yours (if you want it).

Thank you in advance for your time and expertise, michael

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 19th November 2014
9:50 pm U.K.

Noelmh@nospam.tpg.com.au

BjornIt would help if you can give your locationCheers Noel

Bjorn
Tuesday 18th November 2014
9:38 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Good evening, I have been absent from this page for a couple of years now. Concentrating on other things, but am pleased to confirm that I still service Betamax machines. I mainly specialize in Sanyo Betacord machines, but can also do some Sony machines, especially fixing the C9 DC2DC converters which have caused many some difficulties. Anyway, I wont be posting often, but feel free to email with any questions, I still have some schematics. I am however, after another machine is anyone has one they want to sell on.

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