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K lambert
Wednesday 17th February 2016
12:13 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Venca:

If you look to the top left of this page you will see V2000 chat page,that's where you need to post your query.

Good luck.............

Gabriel:

You've done more research in that are than I've had too.Great info.

........Kev

Gabriel
Wednesday 17th February 2016
8:07 am U.K.

nospam@mymail.com

Frandid,

In agreement with Kevin and would like to add:

Is there a chance that the second solenoid would also be faulty? You can easily check (and compare) their continuity with a multimeter. Think about that every solenoid has two coils inside: one is for closing and the second for releasing (it performs a "forced demag"). The wire arrangement is:

Orange wire: common (+12V)

Red wire: close (GND) --> Inner coil 1

Brown wire: release (GND) --> Inner coil 2

You can use a 12V DC power supply to feed them. Needless to say that you should only activate one coil at once.

If the solenoid seems to manually work, try as follows:

*Location Board SS11*

Check at pin 9 of IC612. You should check a digital state change when hitting "Play" (from Hi to Lo). If this change is found, check for components (or dry joints on):

-Q613

-D606

If the digital change is not found, I go along with Kevin's statement: the system is missing a signal (end switch?) or something similar.

Tell us your founds on that fantastic machine :-)

Regards,

Gabriel

Venca
Wednesday 17th February 2016
6:19 am U.K.

balekvaclav@seznam.cz

Grundig Video 2000 2x4 model 880. What size belt has CAPSTAN engine. I just tattered pieces. How to replace the belt ? They must also dismantle the Drum engine?

K lambert
Tuesday 16th February 2016
6:53 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Steve:

It sounds like the very common issue of needing new belt's a good clean, lube and set up and then testing.

If the image has black streaks to the side of white objects it could be worn heads.It could also be the head amplifier has issue too.

The no loading is common.It needs new belt's and the pulley grooves re abrading for a better grip.The idler tyres also benefit this way as I've yet to have had to replace any down to cracking.They are usually still good rubber wise just a bit shiny/slippy.

Frandid:

Look around the soldered areas for dry joints.

Also could be something to do with the loading ring switches not giving the correct signals.Hence the vcr not realising the tape is fully laced to activate the solenoid on pressing play.

I do remember seeing one once where part of the mechanism stopped the solenoid from moving outwards.

Check for that too.

.........Kev

Frandid
Tuesday 16th February 2016
6:39 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

Thank you K Lambert and Gabriel. I have an identical replacement solenoid and tried this experiment : I unplugged the solenoid from the little RL6 board and plugged the new solenoid instead. When I push play it doesn't have any reaction, the cylinder that goes inside is not attracted as I suppose it should be. What do you suggest ?

Steve
Tuesday 16th February 2016
12:58 pm U.K.

steve@connelly.sc

Hi Guys,

Recently acquired a Sanyo VTC5300, unfortunately when a tape is inserted the motor whirs but nothing happens. So I took it apart and found if I manually pushed the lacing ring it would catch and lace the tape. From there I could play ff/rw etc. except the video when playing shows bad streaking and audio plays all messed up. When it comes to eject I have to usually manually move the ring again to return the tape. I imagine its something to do with the motor as sounds if its struggling to play at the correct speed, audio also sounds ok at the begining of a tape as I expect this due to the gearing effect the empty reel has. Any ideas guys?

simon
Sunday 14th February 2016
1:09 am U.K.

simon.edwards1234@btinternet.com

looking for any 80's tv recordings with adverts and testcards ceefax etc

i can be contacted via email simon.edwards1234@btinternet.com

regards Simon

Gabriel
Saturday 13th February 2016
9:31 am U.K.

Nospam@mymail.com

Always a pleasure being able to offer help on these machines!

Regards Betaphiles,

K lambert
Wednesday 10th February 2016
12:59 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Gabriel:

Thanks for that I couldn't remember what component it was :)

Ross:

Let us know what you find.

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

Ross
Tuesday 9th February 2016
8:07 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Hi Kev

Unfortunately, this is all a bit technical for me!

I can say however, the tape does go in normal. And not 1 sided. Will take a torch and have a nice look inside the machine to see if I can see any cracks etc

Thanks

Gabriel
Tuesday 9th February 2016
7:57 pm U.K.

Nospam@mymail.com

Frandid,

First thing you can check is an inner fuse inside the solenoid. It is neccesary to cut slightly the blue cover and find a white fuse. Sometimes it opens. If so, try to an equivalent fuse (thermal type I guess).

K lambert
Tuesday 9th February 2016
7:09 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Frandid.

I believe there is a resistor or diode (not sure ) with the solenoid that may have gone bad. Hence your current issue.

I have seen this on a Sony C20. It was a while ago so sorry for my uncertain diagnosis.

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

Frandid
Tuesday 9th February 2016
1:57 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

Hello. My french betamax is looking for some help. Thanks very much for going to this page : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgqobvHbcyQ

K lambert
Monday 8th February 2016
12:47 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Nicholas.

Most are opposed to any type of cleaning tape here as they DO cause more wear and in some extreme cases the material of the wet type wraps itself around the capstan motor.

I had to sort a guys out who's 'cleaning tape' did just that damaging any tape he tried to play in it. Also some of the nylon fibres wrapping themselves around and inside the head disc slot.

Good luck with your search for them but I personally cannot and will not recommend their usage.

....Kevin

nicholas
Sunday 7th February 2016
1:49 am U.K.

nicholas719@outlook.com

wanted cleaning tapes

K lambert
Friday 5th February 2016
8:56 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Ross.

Also have you checked the black loading belt,or the pulley centre for cracks?

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

K lambert
Friday 5th February 2016
8:54 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Ross

Mine got worse until the silver door would not go down and I found out the inner plastic arm at the top broken off. Luckily I had a spares c9 to replace this with. The c9 is a great machine but has so many falabilities. Usually around plastic parts.

Does the tape slot in level or does it seem to go in one the side. If so maybe the metal brackets with a black rubber band over the end may be out of kilter. They need to be at a perfect 90 degrees. So when you push the tape in the slot lightly, just before you have to push it to engage the switch, it doesn't have any resistance left side or right.

All these things may seem trivial, but it would seem important for the life of this mechanism.

.....Kev

Ross Willett
Friday 5th February 2016
4:12 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

Hi Kev

What happens if I just leave this?

Will it just continue doing what it's doing? Or will it get worse and either break my machine, or maybe just not eject the tape at all?

Thanks

K lambert
Friday 5th February 2016
12:15 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Ross:

Check each side of the cassette lifting mechanism. In particular the pale yellow plastic arms .They have a tendency to crack where the pin slots at the top. Especially the inner one. Mine did that a month or two ago, and started off doing what yours is now.

The silver door then wouldn't slide up either.

Some have a tiny screw and small washer fitted. This seems to help prevent this.

...Kev

Ross Willett
Thursday 4th February 2016
6:40 pm U.K.

rosswillett69@hotmail.com

SL-C9: Not sure why but, now have a problem ejecting tapes. Once I finish watching a tape, stop and rewind but when I eject, it gets stopped half way up. I have to put my finger in to lift the tape the rest of the way, before it finally ejects. Why is it doing this? Can it be fixed? Thanks!

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