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Richard
Thursday 27th August 2015
11:14 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Kevin.

It would seem so. I've spoken to a repair shop in Newport and he did some looking up about the vcr online and said there is some sort of modification on one of the Pcb's that will sort the audio problem out. He didn't elaborate further though. I'll see if he can do me a circuit diagram when he repairs it and post it on here.

Richard ☺

K lambert
Wednesday 26th August 2015
8:52 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard:

It sounds like you have a bad component on the audio board.Transistor maybe capacitor.It could also be a faulty IC.

Sorry I can't be more helpful as I've never come across this yet on a 950.

The SLHF100 suffers from bad transistors and Sony even upgraded the usual culprits on their later 100's.

I feel sure it's a strong possibility on your 950.

.....Kevin

DAVID BRUNNER
Tuesday 25th August 2015
2:34 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

Richard, do you connect your video by RF to TV?

If you are tune in bad or the modulator in bad the sound can be intermittent, if your TV not has composite video in you throw it away, just kidding but is better by the composite video

With the schema you can put a composite video in, RGB in and audio in

Richard
Monday 24th August 2015
3:25 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Kevin. I've checked for dry joints in the psu on the slhf950 but couldn't see any so I re soldered the whole lot just to make sure. Still didn't cure the sound problem but did cure the vertical colour banding when making recordings on the vcr (very noticeable when recording black and white films).

Checked both the tuner pcb and the audio pcb for dry joints but still no luck in resolving the audio issue. It's very frustrating as the playback picture in all record modes is absolutely superb.

I'm afraid to say that this vcr has beaten me. Now to look for a repair shop that will take it 😢😢

Richard.

Jeff
Sunday 23rd August 2015
9:58 pm U.K.

tjelizan@shaw.ca

Hi all, I have the exact same issue as John Janovsky. IE When I hit the play button

it will start to play but then abruptly stops. The fast forward and rewind

work just fine. My machine is a Sony Betamax SL HF500.

Dirty heads is the only thing that I've found on line that might be the problem...

Cheers

Richard
Tuesday 18th August 2015
9:49 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Kevin. The vcr records hi-fi sound with no problems. It happens when the vcr is running for about 10 minutes after its been on standby. Both the scart and bnc/phono outputs are the same. Even when a video is not playing the sound pops and crackles. Very odd.

Thanks for your advice.

Richard.

K Lambert
Tuesday 18th August 2015
9:11 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard:

Having read your post again, I would check for dry joints,as you stated when hearing these things from the Freeview routed through the 950.

...Kevin

K Lambert
Tuesday 18th August 2015
9:09 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Stewart:

I can sell you the tyres and all belt's (if you need them too).

Have you ever cleaned the tape path and other important areas on a vcr?

The reason I ask is it's so easy to damage vital components if you hav'nt.

I also offer a full refurb.To ensure the item is perfect.It won't include heads ,if they are worn or faulty (especially hi-Fi ones as most aren't aware when they have failed on the M40 as it automatically goes to the mono (low fi) edgetrack).

If you hover over my name you can see my E-mail address.Contact me further from there.

Richard:

Don't like to say this but is sounds like the Hi-Fi heads may have had it.

Turn the sound to 'normal' and not 'Auto'.Is it OK from then on?

The failing of that erase transformer is common on the 950.

You may still be able to get them new from Visionaids.I did in 2011.

Also checking where the rear socket's are soldered to the board is a good idea for that sound issue too. Another common issue for the HF100 and occasional HF950.

As for the picture colour banding,i would check the caps to the PSU and also chroma board. Also check there for dry joints too.

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

Richard
Monday 17th August 2015
6:12 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi everyone. I've just bought a Sony slhf950 and there are a few problems with it that I need help identifying please.

Firstly intermittent sound when the vcr is receiving signals from a free view box. Sometimes there is sound coming through and then only picture. This happens on playback too. I don't know if it could be dry joints etc. Also when the sound is intermittent it sounds crackly like a Dalek.

Second fault is when playing back it's own recordings it sometimes has vertical colour banding going across the picture. The linear audio does not erase so I'm going to have to change the transformer on the tuner pcb.

Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thanks.

Stewart
Monday 17th August 2015
3:26 pm U.K.

Stewartbelfield@gmail.com

Hi K Lambert, thanks for your help. Any idea where to obtain the new tyres and how to clean the path? Thanks again

alm7rom
Sunday 16th August 2015
9:19 pm U.K.

alm7rom_15@hotmail.com

John Janovsky

name the model

K lambert
Sunday 16th August 2015
8:24 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi John

Need a make and model number please:)

...Kevin

John Janovsky
Sunday 16th August 2015
12:32 pm U.K.

jsj8@cornell.edu

I have a Betamax player/recorder. When I hit the play button

it starts to play then abruptly stop. Fast forward and rewind

work just fine. What is wrong here? Please advise

and thank you.

DAVID BRUNNER
Saturday 15th August 2015
10:33 pm U.K.

DAVIDBRUNNERPICAZARRI@YAHOO.ES

alm7rom

In the first video see in the schema the crominance signal and connect the oscilloscope, connect colour bars in the video input

In the other video see in the schema the voltages of the power supply and measure with the voltimeter, if are good check the components

alm7rom
Friday 14th August 2015
7:11 pm U.K.

alm7rom_15@hotmail.com

my problem in 2 sony sl-t7me

1-One does not have a color

2-And other video no power just red led in clock

i replace all capacitors in power the green power led won't light

K lambert
Friday 14th August 2015
12:37 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Stewart

All you will need are new tyres and belt's (unless you've changed them all?)

You will also need to clean and refresh the grooves to both supply and take up spools.

The patented idler assemblies always fall apart after few uses The classic ones that is. The top washer comes loose.

I just replace the idler tyres as the original assemblies are bomb proof otherwise.

Cleaning the spool edge groves adds to the longevity of the reel drive.

Also a tiny drop of oil to the top of the reel motor bearing. Just tiny mind you all helps things run superbly for many years.

If you experience a slow tape take up after pressing stop and having refreshed all those components there is a resistor upgrade that will cue that too.

If you want to e-mail me about what you need we'll take it form there.

Hope this helps? ...................Kev

Stewart
Friday 14th August 2015
7:03 am U.K.

Stewartbelfield@gmail.com

Hi, I am southend on sea Essex

K lambert
Thursday 13th August 2015
10:59 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Stewart

Where about are you?

....Kevin

Stewart
Thursday 13th August 2015
11:45 am U.K.

Stewartbelfield@gmail.com

Hello, I need an idler assembly for a Sanyo hi-fi M40. Very slow ff rew and stops in play. Any ideas of how to find one? Many thanks

Noel Higgins
Wednesday 12th August 2015
12:43 pm U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Jim,

That was good thinking and also good luck.

cheers Noel

frank boyd
Tuesday 11th August 2015
9:41 pm U.K.

frankboyd10@gmail.com

I have 10 vintage betamax adult movies they are like new does anyone know what they are worth

Jim Jr
Monday 10th August 2015
5:37 pm U.K.

jim12@jims.bz

Thanks Noel. I did learn that the 50/60 Hz switch on the back is for the electrical system that the VCR is hooked up to. Found this out by looking at the manual for a similar Betamax. So I switched the switch to 60Hz since I'm in the USA. Then turned it on. Put in a tape. Pressed play and it went into play, but then quickly stopped and rewound the tape. Funny thing is that it wasn't at the end of the tape. Learned that there is a tape end LED sensor and I figure it might have got dust/dirt on the LED during delivery. So I opened it up, vacuumed out the inside and now it works!

Richard
Sunday 9th August 2015
9:31 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Kevin.

I will take the cassette carriage out this week and have a good look at the switches and repair as necessary.

The still picture is perfect on own recordings and pre recorded tapes. It even plays Revenge of the Cybermen perfectly which my other beta vcrs don't.

All I need to do now is to try and find the cassette inside slide up flap and maybe an original remote and I'll be sorted lol.

Many thanks again 😊😊

Richard.

K lambert
Sunday 9th August 2015
8:44 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard

Firstly congrats on GETTING it to work.

As for those switches ,another possibility is the wires which attach to them are severely bent and there is a possibility one has detached/broken itself ,hence why when you tapped each side it suddenly worked.

I have had a couple of these mechanisms apart and you can see why these things happen.

Like Noel states, if something goes out of kilter an awful lot can get damaged. Hence the emergency shutdown.

That's one of the costs of trying to make something over complicated, if quite cool.

At least you can see how good it was performance wise. What's the still frame quality like? (Best on it's own recordings without having to adjust the still tracking).

It should give a very clear noise free pictures. That goes for the various frame by frame modes too.

As for the help, those here who know and can will always be happy too. Always nice to get a successful outcome though :)

........Kevin

K lambert
Sunday 9th August 2015
8:42 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard

Firstly congrats on GETTING it to work.

As for those switches ,another possibility is the wires which attach to them are severely bent and there is a possibility one has detached/broken itself ,hence why when you tapped each side it suddenly worked.

I have had a couple of these apart and you can see why these things happen.

Like noel states, is something goes out of kilter and awful lot can get damaged. Hence the emergency shutdown.

That one of the costs of trying to make something over complicated, if quite cool.

At east you can see how good it was performance wise. What's the still frame quality like? (Best on it's own recordings without having to adjust the still tracking).

It should give a very clear noise free pictures. That goes for the various frame by frame modes too.

As for the help, those here who know and can will always be happy too.

........Kevin

Richard
Sunday 9th August 2015
11:08 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Noel.

The slide up flap is missing completely . The white plastic lugs either side where it should have been are still there though and operate when the tape is inserted.

It has the die cast metal cogs on the top of the tape loading mechanism. I'm quite surprised at how good the picture is for such an old machine 😊

Richard.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 9th August 2015
10:02 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Richard,

There is a swinging flap that comes down when the cassette tape is not loaded and one that slides up when the cassette tape is in.

The second runs up and down on slides and when it jams the ejecting tape pushes against it and jams which is probably the main cause for broken plastic load gears.

Hence the retrofit on brass metal gears if you were lucky enough to get those or die cast metal gears if you were not.

cheers Noel

Richard
Sunday 9th August 2015
7:59 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Noel.

Thanks for the reply. After lots of investigating it seems that the insertion switches are at fault. The machine must have been sat unused for years and after lots of fiddling I've got it to load a cassette by pushing the cassette in and holding it then gently tapping the left and right hand side of the cassette. It then takes it in and loads without problems. I guess if I keep doing this the switches might free themselves up. Also the silver cassette inside flap is missing so I'll need to try and source one of those. Thank you Noel and Kevin for your replies and advice. It's very much appreciated.

Richard.

Noel Higgins
Sunday 9th August 2015
1:08 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Richard,

The machine is good and probably only has minor issues with switches etc. However that mucks up the operating sequence and so for safety sake, by design, the machine shuts down.

It might also be a combination of things. Mechanical and switch related. Take of the black load gear that the only rubber belt in the machine sits on and check the underside of it.

Many of these crack causing the gear teeth to spread and jam. See http://www.palsite.com/pcat_gear.html

A tight belt may aggravate this. If you use the original belt but rough up the inside of the V groove on the black pulley with a sharp blade to increase friction it might work OK with the original parts.

The tape ring loading end sensor switch toward the back left hand side of the machine might also be out of adjustment, so the machine does not know that the tapes properly loaded which is why it unloads after a short delay.

You need to take the load mechanism out of the machine to get access to and check the tape loaded switches.

regards Noel

Richard
Saturday 8th August 2015
1:25 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Kevin. I forgot to ask....do I need to take out the cassette carriage to get to the inserting switches?

Richard.

Richard
Saturday 8th August 2015
12:58 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Kevin.

The belt was not a direct replacement but a slightly smaller and thinner one just to see if it would temporarily work til I can source a replacement.

I tried the manual insertion again by turning the spiral gear and when the tape was fully inside the vcr the threading action did not happen. I left the tape in for a few minutes whilst I got on with something else and all of a sudden it sprang to life and threaded. All the tape transport functions work great and I have been making recordings to test the quality. I've not ejected the tape yet as I'm weary it won't accept another tape.

Richard.

K lambert
Saturday 8th August 2015
12:43 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard

I not you state you changed the tape loading motor belt.

Was this with one of the correct size or a lot tighter?

The tae insertion switches are at the sides of the cassette insertion mechanism.

Also as Noel has mentioned these suffer with poor/leaky transistors. I've seen that on a few HF100 's too.

......Kevin

Richard
Saturday 8th August 2015
8:56 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Noel.

I've just got a tape into the machine by manually turning the spiral gear. When it was fully in the threading ring didn't take the tape around the heads so I turned the black loading gear a bit and then the tape was taken around the head.....the vcr then unloaded and ejected the cassette 😢😢

Seems like it's knackered.

Richard.

Richard
Saturday 8th August 2015
8:12 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Noel.

Thank you for the explanation. I will have another look and try your suggestions a little later today and let you know the outcome. 😆

Thanks again.

Richard.

Noel Higgins
Saturday 8th August 2015
12:51 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Richard,

The Sony SLC9 load mechanism failure can have many causes. The machine is not showing a blinking amber load light to indicate a fault so it has not been trying to load and indicating a time out failure.

The metal gears cover off one known issue. The machine has a microprocessor dedicated to load and unload function. The electronic drive transistor can fail and sometimes take out a fuse.

The sense switches tell the microprocessor the conditions 1/ cassette in (sensed by two switches is series) 2/ cassette up (unloaded) and 3/ cassette down (loaded). When the cassette reaches the loaded position the metal bar moves and start the tape threading motion around the heads. The motor is not even trying to load the cassette

With the cassette held into the opening, manually operate the spiral gear to load the cassette and check that the plastic bar in the centre of machine side of the tape load mechanism is engaged with the holder. These sometime slip off if a cassette jams.

Once you get the cassette down the machine should take over and load the tape.

Because this fault is so tricky I have built an interface to tell me what the switch conditions and also it enables me to slave the load mechanism whilst in the machine to check out the mechanical action. I had to do this to isolate whether the loading faults are mechanical/ electrical or both.

regards Noel (betaheaven.com) Australia

regards Noel

alm7rom
Friday 7th August 2015
7:34 pm U.K.

alm7rom_15@hotmail.com

Sorry for the first post because i have problem in this page i can't post anything for a long time now ok

my problem in 2 sony sl-t7me

1-One does not have a color

2-And other video no power just red led in clock

i replace all capacitors in power the green power led won't light

alm7rom
Friday 7th August 2015
7:22 pm U.K.

alm7rom_15@hotmail.com

hi

michael wishlow
Friday 7th August 2015
5:48 pm U.K.

aerobicsparadise@gmail.com

Hello,

I recently aquired a ED-V7000 from Japan recently and it does play but the tapes were ejecting on a angle.

Broke the machine down a shocked to see how flimsy the loading assembly was constructed, all plastic and was down right

warped and very wobbly.

My question is is there anyplace that one can source replacement assemblies anymore (I've tried the Sony parts distrubutor

without any luck) or has anybody retrofitted an assembly from an older machine.

Any thoughts or tips would be appreacted.

Richard
Friday 7th August 2015
5:38 pm U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi Kevin. Thanks for the reply and advice. It was sold by a charity that didn't have a tape to check all functions....

The inside is very clean indeed and even has what looks to be the original dc dc converter.

where are the tape inserting switches located please? The silver rod by the loading ring isn't bent or out of alignment to my eyes.

When I changed the tape loading belt the cassette carriage went inside and ejected straight away when switched on.

Regards

Richard.

K lambert
Friday 7th August 2015
5:29 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Richard.

That's the risk with E-Bay vcr's.Unless they've been serviced,refurbed.

No doubt you knew beforehand about this 'issue'.

The C9 is an amazing machine for it's time but DOES suffer with endless problems,unless you get a lightly used one or one that's had the problem areas seen too.

This one seems to have faulty tape insertion switches.

Also you can check the silver bar that of the cassette insertion mechanism.That too activates a switch and if bent or out of alignment will cause issues (it's at the base on the right side at the front of the loading ring mechanism. It's secured with one of those black disc plastic washers.

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

Richard
Friday 7th August 2015
11:29 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

https://youtu.be/cr9ZDYlNsgw

This is a short video of the Sony betamax c9 problem.

Richard.

Richard
Friday 7th August 2015
10:26 am U.K.

rsleeman@live.co.uk

Hi all.

I've just bought a Sony c9 which I've now found out will not load cassettes (bought as untested from ebay). The cassette can be inserted fully into the machine but the motor will not take it in and load it. Does anyone have any suggestions please? Incidentally it's had the metal loading gear fitted to the tape carriage.

Regards

Richard.

Noel Higgins
Friday 7th August 2015
10:05 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Jim Jr,

The 50Hz/60Hz switch is most likely for the timer/clock to work properly if you are using the machine on a 240V 50Hz supply via a mains down converting transformer with an output tap for 110V AC.

regards Noel

Noel Higgins
Friday 7th August 2015
10:01 am U.K.

noelmh@nospam.tpg.au

Hellwyn,

Wagner or WES Components as they are also known in Sydney Australia sell belt kits for the Sony SLC5 and SLC7.

I also have the original Sony service manuals available for them.

regards Noel Higgins (betaheaven.com) Australia

Jim Jr
Thursday 6th August 2015
2:06 am U.K.

jim12@jims.bz

By the way, I'm in the USA. VCR bought in the USA from seller in USA.

Jim Jr
Thursday 6th August 2015
2:01 am U.K.

jim12@jims.bz

I just bought a used BetaMax SL-30 VCR and when looking at the back it says it is a 120V 60Hz 39W VCR but it also has a 50Hz and 60Hz switch on the back allowing one to switch it to either 50 or 60Hz. This switch is also above the power cord but not directly near the power cord. Why would there be a switch if it is only a 60Hz VCR? And the weird thing is that the switch is set for 50Hz. Is this 50Hz/60Hz switch for something other than the power? Could it have been repaired with a power supply that goes either 50 or 60 Hz? The seller indicated no problem with the VCR or that the switch would be needed to be set to 60Hz on the back. Help! I'm afraid to turn it on.

Gabriel
Tuesday 4th August 2015
9:56 pm U.K.

Nospam@gmail.com

Gary,

As a rule of thumb, I try to replace every Sanyo capacitor on the servo section of Sony C5 -C6 -C7. If memory serves me, they are light blue colored. It is good practice finding a good replacement (Panasonic or Nichicon are great) so as to get lasting good results.

Gary Haddow
Tuesday 4th August 2015
4:00 pm U.K.

gary.haddow@yahoo.co.uk

I have a Sony C7 which i have had since new and also an other one.The other one seems to have the servo wobles(i think both the capstain and the drum servo).Can any one give me some advice on which caps require to be replaced as i am keen to get it running again as the unit is mint both inside and out.I am an electrical engineer by trade so soldering is no issue.

Many thanks

K lambert
Wednesday 22nd July 2015
11:45 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi

I hav'nt seen inside a C5 for quite some time (I refuse to work on them and the C7 down to their age and WEIGHT).

I do know the C6 had one huge idler and smaller ones for the tape loading. They benefitted with a refresh and clean

As for the service manuals,they do come up now and again on E-bay.

........Kevin

Hellwyn Ballard
Tuesday 21st July 2015
9:13 pm U.K.

ibex_t@hotmail.con

Typically, would it just be one belt/tyre for the playback, one for the rewind, etc...? (I'm wondering what the minimum sourcing I can get away with just to get it playing.

Also, the age old question... does anyone have a service manual for a C5?

K Lambert
Monday 20th July 2015
7:17 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

For a C5 I would imagine pretty tricky now.

What most of us do is measure the belt's and obtain near identical equivalents .The idler tyre may be an issue. If it's not cracked or extremely hard you can refresh them with 120 grit paper and go easy.Also the plastic ribbed spool edges benefit with a good clean and also a slight re surfacing with a narrow pointed item to clean out the grooves and make them grip better.

The spindles also benefit with a tiny drop of oil where the spools make contact and any bearings you see.TINY though (not sprayed all over with WD 40 as I've seen a few times playing havoc with everything).

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

Hellwyn Ballard
Monday 20th July 2015
12:05 am U.K.

ibex_t@hotmail.com

Hi Kevin - is it possible to get those belts (and tyres) as spares, or does one have to find similar compatible ones?

K Lambert
Sunday 19th July 2015
12:07 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Also the rubber idler tyres.

.kevin

K Lambert
Sunday 19th July 2015
12:06 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

A good overhaul and replacing all belt's and cleaning the pulley grooves, is a good place to start. THEN see if it improves any.

..Kevin

Hellwyn Ballard
Saturday 18th July 2015
11:47 pm U.K.

ibex_t@hotmail.com

I have a Sony SL-C5 that struggles to picture search backwards (the spools slow down until they stop moving). FF, REW and forward picture search are fine, though REW is a little sluggish.

Also it will not play.

It attempts to play, I hear a click and the spools move for a fraction of a second then it clicks again and they stop without a picture ever being displayed. (I can press play and then pause really quickly and get a still-frame up).

Any ideas?

K Lambert
Thursday 16th July 2015
8:19 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Joe

As for your question about the third video head for the NX30.

Maybe as it's a model intended for a different country Sanyo didn't feel the need to add that feature.

What they probably did was offer the NX10 as a basic machine and on par with the UK's NX100 and then offer the NX30 as a remote controlled slightly higher spec model with the tape remainding indicator and a more complex timer.

I notice you didn't get a NX20.The NX30 must've been the compromise of the two models (M20 and M30).That would explain why it's only got two heads.

When you look at Sanyo's beta offerings around the globe you see different colours for some market's (the M20 in the UK was a dark gray pewter with coloured buttons and all silver in Australia) and also button style (round channel ones on the UK NX100 and rectangular on some US models) and model offerings. This is no doubt to their speculation on what would attract the customer.

....Kevin

Roderick
Wednesday 15th July 2015
11:30 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Foxy Lady, try this:

Turn off the power to the machine, hold down the 'eject' button and turn the power back on.

Foxy lady
Wednesday 15th July 2015
3:30 pm U.K.

Offthewalposters@gmsil.com

I cannot eject the tape from my Super Betamax SL-HFR70

Thanks

Gabriel
Monday 13th July 2015
9:29 am U.K.

pleasenotreply@gmail.com

Pepo,

If you have an intermittent problem like you state (image leaves every two seconds) then probably you should check the ACE/CTL head for wear/contamination/misalignment, also the capstan shaft. Cleaning those items is normally quite easy and the first step to perform. The pinch roller is sometimes behind that issue, though.

On the other hand, you should also check the tracking potentiomenter for dust or solder cracks.

There is a chance of having bad caps on the servo section if your VCR is a Sony SL-C6 / SL-C7.

Have you consistent image when you hit "Pause"? (Snow bands are acceptable if your machine is not a 3rd head model).

K lambert
Friday 10th July 2015
8:37 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Pepo

If you say it's every two seconds then it doesn't sound like a bad head issue more than likely poorly aligned servo.

What make or model is it?

I'm leaning towards a Sony.

.Kevin

K lambert
Thursday 9th July 2015
8:07 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe

I have the original Sanyo Head part no's for their Beta vcr's.

For the VTC 5150, 6500,5000,M10 and M20 it's 01430242V01700

For the VTC M30 it's.........................01430242V198/900

For the VTC NX100 it's.......................01430242V22400

I have changed a set on a NX100 once and the disc did look similar to that for the VTC 5000.

I do know that the capstan motor and pinch roller although looking similar is very slightly different.

I would say for the heads it may be that they are compatible.

Sorry I can't be more positive about it.I do try to keep the parts from similar models the same.

........Kevin

joe
Thursday 9th July 2015
8:01 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Mr Lambert, can you help me?

I have found some heads for my sanyo, the problema is that this head has 143-0-242v-01700 and 143-0-242v-22300 reference.

Acording to the sanyo orinal service repairs manuals,the first reference are for M10, M20 etc, and the second i cant found it, but as i say in the last post, in aftermarket spare parts, all that references are compatibles.

In fact they use the original NX10 reference for the M10,M20 etc.

Is posible that all video heads are the same, and the only difference is that the reference has change for better improvement?

pepo
Wednesday 8th July 2015
7:51 pm U.K.

pbacard@abv.bg

hi,its a bad picture during playback and i did not know what is the reason...may a fault head !

but it s seems like a dirty head..

every tape do the same ...between 2 seconds...thats intresting !

Any suggetion? or solution a problem ?

joe
Wednesday 8th July 2015
3:32 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Thanks Mr Lambert, if i could i will send you my VCR but probably the travel cost are more expensives than the VCR.

I still investigate the NX30. The M30 has 3 heads, but it appears the nx30 has only 2, in fact, there are a supplier in Spain Called Molgar, who send video heads, but unfortunatelly the head for my NX10 are out of stock.

The reference for the NX10 is CV094, and this head has the sanyo originally reference 143-0-242v-22400 that is te correct for NX10 and nx100. BUT, the NX30 has the same reference.

I think that is posible than the NX30 is a mix of the M and NX series.

In other case, Where is the thir head?

I have the catalog in PDF and i can send you if you want. Maybe is useful for help someone else who need some spare parts for their VCR.

Derek
Wednesday 8th July 2015
3:31 pm U.K.

datatag@hotmail.com

Hello All

I'm restoring a couple of SL-HF950 machines and have encountered several faults not mentioned on this machine's technical page, so I've added five new ones to be going on with.

Interestingly they were all on the SAME machine...!!!

Regards

Derek.

K lambert
Wednesday 8th July 2015
9:24 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe

What that engineer told you in theory is correct BUT when a vcr get's 30 plus years under it's belt other parameters should be looked at too. As I always do with any I overhaul.

A pity you don't live nearer as I would love to look at it for you.

I have never come across an M30 with bad video heads.I have seen two where the third head (for clean still frame/frame advance) was worn or maybe even slightly damaged,but the two normal visual heads were fine.

I would also think it would be fine to fit a two head disc to a mutli head beta but you would lose those trick features.

.....Kevin

joe
Wednesday 8th July 2015
8:06 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

First of all, many many thanks to Mr Lambert, i only can say that is a fantastic guy for all your help.

I don't know absolutely anything about electronic.

I sent the VCR to a man that repairs tv, VCR and other electrical things for more than 30 years. He told me literally: If you can find the heads i can find the Belt kit and Pinch roller, and your VCR will return to life like new for many years.

There is no image at all, i can hear audio very well but no image. Sometimes when i press the play button the VCR won't work properly, he canīt put the tape in the heads but then if i press the standby button looks like the VCR made a restart and then the video works fine, so the guy told me that this is a belt and pinch roller problem and it is easy to fix, but the heads are fully dead.

edebon
Wednesday 8th July 2015
12:39 am U.K.

edebon@gmail.com

I have a Toshiba 5310T and would like any information on it at all. Google showed up with almost nothing. Thank you.

K lambert
Tuesday 7th July 2015
8:26 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe

What I would do for those amounts is ask intricate questions about the performance. Has it any faults or intermittent issues.

What is the picture quality like and still frame, as they both use three heads (the third for a clean still frame frame advance).

Also when were they last serviced properly?

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

joe
Tuesday 7th July 2015
3:41 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Many Thanks mr Lambert for your help.

Now i am a Little dissapointed. My last oportunity to find the heads are died.

Domberd send me a mail telling me that this head are out of stock.

Impossible to find in Spain, in domberg web, and in wes/Wagner in Australia.

In this moment i have the oportunity to buy for 120 Euros a Sony C9, and for 140 the nx30, both are working, according to the owners.

Now, i dont know what to buy.

I know this machines are old and not very interesting for many people, but i really wanted to fix it.

K lambert
Tuesday 7th July 2015
8:44 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe

Now you mention it I HAVE seen the NX30 ( a really rare model and it looks the same as our UK M30 only in black.

I like it.

As for the best Sanyo vcr.

The bandwidth for the picture for the M40 /50 is around the 2.8 mark.

The cheaper models less.Also remember this will highlight more picture 'noise' if the tapes are worn. The lesser models will look better.

The M/NX 30 is a great machine too and shouldn't be overlooked.

Check the feel of the tracking pot's to all those models as some of the potentiometers inside break loose ,which can be fixed.

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

Gabriel
Tuesday 7th July 2015
7:05 am U.K.

pleasenotreply@gmail.com

Dear board admins,

Is there any reason my posts are systematically deleted?

Thanks in advance,

joe
Sunday 5th July 2015
7:04 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

i just found that the sanyo vtc-nx30 looks exactly like vtc-m30 except the color. The nx-30 is black.

So, is a good option a m30 model.

If we forget Sony models, what are the best beta vcr, the sanyo vtc-m50, the m40 maybe?

joe
Saturday 4th July 2015
4:26 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

So the question is easy, or very difficult at time.

Where i can find video head for Sanyo vtc-nx10 -nx100?

It is the only way to back life my VCR.

In other case the Betacord are fully dead.

joe
Saturday 4th July 2015
4:09 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

I dont undertand anything because non original spare parts reference are compatible in many sanyo VCR.

Wes/Wagner in Australia has the same reference for many betacord sanyos, for example: VH80 reference are compatible to the follow original sanyo references:

SANYO 143-0-242V-22300/22400 and 143-0-242v-01700/002200.

And say it is compatible in all these VCR: Sanyo: VTC5000, VTC5005, VTC5100, VTC5150, VTC5300, VTC5350, VTC5370, VTC5400, VTC6000, VTC6500, VTCM10, VTCM11, VTCM20, VTCM21, NX10, VTC5151

K lambert
Thursday 2nd July 2015
8:23 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Joe

I do know that the pinch rollers,capstan motors and I believe head disc are not compatible with those from the VTC 5000, 5150,6500,M10,M20 and obviously M30 (down to the third head) or M40 (down to the Beta hi-Fi).

If it's a US NTSC model then a two head disc is all you need for the beta Hi-Fi down to the different method used for their system.

..........Kevin

jose poveda
Wednesday 1st July 2015
7:51 pm U.K.

josepovedacadiz@gmail.com

where can I get belts for the Toshiba V9680, with preference in Ireland.

thanks

joe
Wednesday 1st July 2015
10:03 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

I need for my vtc-nx10 the pinch roller and a belt kit.

These spare parts are easy to find in spain, but i cant find the heads.

Wes/Wagner in Australia did not have in this moment the heads and in spain is imposible to find it.

I found a web in Ireland called Domberg. In this web there are the heads, the reference are PS3BSF but this heads had two different sanyo references, the nx10 has 143-0-242v-22400, the same as the nx100 i think, but the domberg heads are compatible also with 143-0-242v-0170, and i think this is a M10 and M20 video head and i dont know if this head are compatible in my vcr

Respecting nx30 i don't know anything about this video and i dont know if i can post the web link where i found the vcr.

joe
Wednesday 1st July 2015
9:52 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

I will like to buy a vtc-m40 or m50, but in Spain is impossible to find one, Mr Noel Higgins has this units but the travel cost from Australia to Spain are very expensive. i am pro sanyo, i have no problem with sony, but i used many sanyo products in my house in the last years and all were very good, like the vtc-nx10, a vhs and 3 tv too.

K Lambert
Monday 29th June 2015
4:31 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Joe:

I am pretty clued up on the Sanyo's and have worked on hundreds.

Although I have never seen or heard of the NX30 (we in the UK had the VTC M30 ).The fact it's designated the NX means it has the same system internally as our UK NX100 I would imagine.

The definition to the NX models had slightly more detail then Sanyo's M series (M10 and 20).

I don't know what issues you are having with your NX10 but the most common issues are failure of the rubber idlers and belt's, the pinch roller needing a good clean as well as the capstan shaft and the various motor bearings needing a tiny drop of oil.

Electronic issues on these models is extremely rare and cracks on the circuit board ,especially near where the phono rear connections are can be common ,especially if it's had a sharp knock with a lead connected.

Avoid trying to use a cleaning tape as they will wear down the heads if overused.

Also manual cleaning has it's risks too.

Use a known good quality tape if you think the heads are blocked and it will clean them eventually safely. If you really know what you are doing then manual cleaning is fine but PLEASE NO COTTON buds for this.....

The picture quality between the two models would be identical I would have thought.

Also there is a chance it may have a third video head for clean still frame ( no noise bars) and slow motion. I'm going by the fact our M30 had this option.

Like I stated though, never seen one.

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

joe
Thursday 25th June 2015
9:14 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

What about sanyo vtc-nx30?

I have the opportunity to buy one of these VCR but i don't know absolutely anything of this video, there is no listed in betamax models and i dont know if it is a good option.

i have a sanyo vtc-nx10 that i still try to fix it, and it looks like very different to the nx30.

There are a vtc-m10 too very cheap to buy, but i dont know if this couple of VCR are best or worse than the nx10

Emil Jensen
Wednesday 24th June 2015
7:05 pm U.K.

ejensen1981@gmail.com

Hi Ann

No you cannot use Betacam SP tapes in a normal Betamax VCR. They are metal formulated and will perhaps wear the precious videoheads down in the machine. And since its a metal formulated tape, the machine is not setup for it.

You can purchase normal Betamax tapes or use Betacam BCT-XXG from SONY. (XX stands for min) You will find a lot of tapes on Ebay for sale. :-)

kind regards

Emil Jensen

Ann
Monday 22nd June 2015
8:32 pm U.K.

fox.anneb@gmail.com

I have a Sony Betamax Portable Video Cassette Recorder SL-2000 and I wanted to purchase cassette tapes to record with. Will I be able to use Betacam tapes?

Will a Sony BCT-30MA 30-Minute Betacam SP Video Cassette (Small) be able to work with this recorder? Or the Sony BCT-D6 Six Minute Digital Betacam Video Cassette in Album Case (Small)?

Would cassettes with SP or SX in the name work?

Thanks!

K Lambert
Sunday 21st June 2015
9:59 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Patricia:

Need to know make and model number and where you reside?

Cheers................Kevin

Patricia Janovsky
Saturday 20th June 2015
8:53 pm U.K.

tovahsez@gmail.com

We have a Betamax VCR. If/when we press rewind or fast forward, then play

The play light comes on but immediately shuts off.

Why does it do this? Please advise and thank you.

K Lambert
Wednesday 17th June 2015
9:15 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Roderick:

Many thanks for that, this guy will be well chuffed about that.

.....Kev

Roderick
Tuesday 16th June 2015
11:27 pm U.K.

nospam@palsite.com

Kev, as someone with a vast collection of Dutch Betamax tapes I can confirm that they play perfectly on UK machines, and Australian machines too!

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
8:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Should've been DO NOT NOW :)

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
8:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi and thanks Phil:

It would seem the difference between PAL I and PAL B/G is the sound carrier spacing. It will only give issues if you utilise the RF output, which thankfully most do not know.

Using scart and the rear connectors (BNC/Phono) should enable the PAL B/G recordings to play back fine on a PAL I vcr.

Phew, thank goodness for that.

.Kev

Philip McKeown
Tuesday 16th June 2015
3:33 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

Kev, in the past I have recovered Beta recordings on my PAL Sanyo which were originally recorded in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Hong Kong, and to an extent, Denmark. The following link might be of use:

http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/341943-Capturing-unknow-PAL-VHS-source-Can-be-watch-on-TV-but-not-recorded-on-PC

Phil

K Lambert
Tuesday 16th June 2015
11:58 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:

My turn to throw a query out there.

Will a Dutch Betamax recording play back OK on a UK Pal 1 Beta vcr?

I have a guy interested in one of my machines and he's worried it won't be compatible.

I have limited knowledge regarding this.

Cheers in advance...............Kev

Hellwyn Ballard
Sunday 14th June 2015
8:39 pm U.K.

ibex_t@hotmail.con

The Sony C7 Automatic Tape Changer!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/231587329246

(This isn't my listing, but thought I'd post a link as I'd never seen one before and this guy's got some good close up photographs.)

K Lambert
Friday 12th June 2015
7:20 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Phil

The first number (10800) you mention is for the VTC 5300 /400,6500,5000 and 5150.I wouldn't worry about the 'D'.

The other number is only for the VTC M10, 20,30,40,50 and NX100 plus all their other country variations.

The motors are different in size.

Hope his helps................Kev

Philip McKeown
Friday 12th June 2015
6:31 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

A couple of other Sanyo Betamax queries:

1 - the reel motor on my VTC5150 has an identification number of V-10800, but is a reel motor with a number V-10800D suitable as a replacement?

2 - a Sanyo reel motor with an identification number of V-01100B would be for which model/s?

Phil

K Lambert
Friday 12th June 2015
10:33 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Phil

I know and appreciate that :)

Philip McKeown
Thursday 11th June 2015
5:35 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

Kev, just wanted to throw this one out there rather than contacting you directly at the moment.

Hope to speak soon...

Phil

K Lambert
Thursday 11th June 2015
10:03 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Phil

Re Sanyo VTC NX100: Nothing a decent, proper full overhaul can't sort for you :)

..Kevin

Philip McKeown
Wednesday 10th June 2015
6:36 pm U.K.

philip_mckeown@yahoo.co.uk

HELLO ALL! Whilst my trusty Sanyo VTC5150 is awaiting repair, I've been using a Sanyo VTC-NX100 to continue to feed my habit of finding old TV recordings. However, two problems have now started with the NX: first, the idler (or at least that's what I believe is the source) is very noisy/clunky, and second, every so often, the colour picture (quite intense colour) is replaced with a green picture, if only for a split second each time.

This machine is also now retired before any more damage might be done.

Any thoughts would be appreciated...

Phil

george
Monday 1st June 2015
3:53 am U.K.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

John, I have a cv2100 in oz if interested

george
Monday 1st June 2015
3:51 am U.K.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

I have a 1967 Sony cv2100 antique VTR. I am in Australia so its the 240v full field recording model.

I was going to stick it on ebay but wondering if any enthusiests on this forum may be interested first.

It is HEAVY so not economical to ship overseas.

let me know soon.

coffeexxx@hotmail.com

I cant attach a picture in this forum but its this one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAG_n-ngTEs

btw - excuse me admin, I was looking for right forum subsection to post in, hope this is appropriate place.

regards

George

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