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Sunday 26th March 2017

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Bjorn
Saturday 11th February 2017
5:45 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Nearly forgot, on my SL-C9 still in a bit of a bind. Replaced IC520, 521, D515, and a few caps but still no sound. Stereo light comes on so the audio head must be working although I haven't checked properly. It's probably something obvious I'm missing, but any ideas?

Bjorn
Saturday 11th February 2017
5:37 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Just need a second opinion on this one,

On a Sanyo VTC6500 (I haven't worked on this model before) I have playback at normal speed, but picture sluggish and unstable behaving as though the tape is playing at slow speed (stable - jumpy - stable - jumpy) I just fixed a Sony C6 with this issue which was down to worn belts and faulty servo causing the heads to spin on/off/on causing the same picture noise & stability.

Whilst waiting for new idler tyres, should I also be looking at the servo board for dried caps?

Miguel
Friday 10th February 2017
9:13 am U.K.

miguelmaldonado77@gmail.com

Many thanks!!!!

I will try to change the capacitors.

K lambert
Thursday 9th February 2017
12:34 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Miguel:

Check the small blue Sanyo capacitors on the servo board (the board situated on it's side in the middle).

....Kevin

Miguel
Wednesday 8th February 2017
9:34 pm U.K.

miguelmaldonado77@gmail.com

Hello, I need help. I have a Betacord Sanyo VTR 5000 and it plays to double speed audio and video. Anyone knows What is happen?

K lambert
Wednesday 8th February 2017
8:55 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

David and NickMugford:

Your on the wrong page this page is for Betamax NOT Betacam.

Look to the top left and go to the correct page where you will find the a appropriate assistance.

Nick phipps
Wednesday 8th February 2017
4:20 pm U.K.

Nhckphipps@gmail.com

Hi guys wondering if ive been ripped off .but I bought a rmt 425 remote for my hf950. apparently you can change the ir code in the fb but I don't know what a fb is lol.it was a good price and is identical in every way to the rmt 232 remote made for hf950 mk2 but I have the mk1 ann help much appreciated.and thanks again kev for everything you have done on my hf950 you are the man that can.and very genuine repairer also

david Anthonyxd_anthony@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 8th February 2017
3:47 am U.K.

xd-anthony@yahoo.co.uk

Sony U-Matic VO-2860P On Play mode it starts, pinch roller makes contact runs a few seconds and cuts out. Help

nickmugford
Tuesday 7th February 2017
2:38 am U.K.

nicholas719@outlook.com

Hi,does anybody how the speed of betacam video recorders is determined as i wish to slow the transports down so as to get more recording time out of a cassette,i'm of the impression that the the machine chops the frequency of the mains supply as the uk/us

models have differing speeds,i'm not well up on digital circuity.

Wanted...power supply for sony DSR-DR1000ap video disc recorder or circuit,my recorders

power supply exploded like a minature atom bomb.Tks

K Lambert
Monday 6th February 2017
3:10 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Gab:

I too have one of these manual focus Betamovies and I found it handy to zoom in focus and then every time you zoom out it stays in focus. Unless you can see a clear edge to something to know whether it's really clearly focused it is tricky.

Boris:

Is the top of the head disc hard to move when the play light is illuminated ONLY, and then spin freely when the play light is off

....Kevin ?

NotTheMessiah
Sunday 5th February 2017
10:20 pm U.K.

s.watts284@yahoo.co.uk

There are a few faults that might cause that listed here: http://www.palsite.com/slc9tech.html

Another thing to check is the clutch/pully for the take up. In some models it can seize up. Simple enough to dissasemble to clean and lubricate.

Boris
Sunday 5th February 2017
10:14 pm U.K.

blazarov@mac.com

Hello everyone

I have an old Sony SL-C9 with an issue, it stops playing after 2 or 3 seconds. Can anyone tell me the problem and how to fix it.

Thanks

Gab
Sunday 5th February 2017
12:38 pm U.K.

g.raciti@gmail.com

Hello all,

Just looking for some advice. I recently acquired a Sony BMC-100 (Australian version of the BMC-110 I believe).

Just wondering if anyone has any advice on getting images in focus and specifically any tricks for setting the correction 'ring'. I'm finding that despite getting great sharp focus through the viewfinder it rarely matches the actual recording. I understand it's a trial and error thing but when shooting outdoors it's very easy to knock the ring just a touch off its perfect position and come home with a bunch of blurry footage. So just wondering if anyone has any tips for resetting this on the go.

Cheers!

Keep beta alive! :D

NotTheMessiah
Saturday 4th February 2017
10:07 pm U.K.

s.watts284@yahoo.co.uk

Hi Bjorn, thanks for the advice.

I've given eveything on ss-16 a tweak but it only helped so far. I did today find some caps that have been leaking both there and near dl-001 on yc-25. I recapped most of ss-16 and suspect ones near dl-001, which helped a little but I'm still seeing a lot of noise. I'm beginning to suspect delay line dl-001 might be failing but I don't have a spare. Tomorrow I'll finish recapping ss-16 and might do all of yc-25 too and report back.

I should really invest in a scope and learn how to do an alignment properly as I'm running blind a little here when tweaking things.

Bjorn
Saturday 4th February 2017
12:21 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Hi NotTheMessiah it looks like you've covered everything I would have looked at. Especially SS-16 board (servo) which circuits did you make adjustments to? There are 4 - Drum Speed, Drum Phase, Capstan Speed, Capstan Phase. I would have suspected Drum speed and/or Drum phase. Check IC301 also IC304 although these seldom fail.

Bjorn
Saturday 4th February 2017
12:03 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Hi Guys, I came back in to servicing Beta's this year after a shortish absence. I'm having a little trouble diagnosing a C9 which has left me baffled. So far on this machine, I've repaired the DC-DC CD09 module, and also repaired the front load assembly. I can't get any sound during playback, initialy was just noise but now no sound. Replaced D515 and checked IC520, IC521 which I'm not sure about so have replacements on order. Any ideas? I haven't touched a C9 since 2011 and worked on AM-1 since 2004 so a little rusty.

NotTheMessiah
Friday 3rd February 2017
8:58 pm U.K.

s.watts284@yahoo.co.uk

Nick... cheeky reposting eh :p

NotTheMessiah
Friday 3rd February 2017
6:34 pm U.K.

s.watts284@yahoo.co.uk

Hi guys,

So I've hit a bit of a wall with the SL-C30. I'm not having a lot of joy in cleaning up the picture and would appreciate some advice!

The picture has a great deal of noise, more than I would consider normal. See here: https://i.imgsafe.org/4c9de717a5.jpg

Areas most affected tend to be edges but the picture is in general quite noisy as can be seen. It almost looks like the odd and even fields aren't lining up correctly along with other noise. I'm not sure what could be causing this. In fact yesterday I noticed a moment when the odd and even fields were hugely out of sync, ie odd fields were lagging behind the even fields by around half the display width. This only lasted a few seconds though.

I've so far tried the following:

Everything has had a good clean and where applicable lubrication.

*Recapped the power supply

*Servo adjustment, this helped a little especially with stability of still images.

*New video heads - no difference

*Recapped input area of head amp - no difference

Would any resident experts or ex-technicians/service people have any tips?

Many thanks!

Simon

Nick phipps
Friday 3rd February 2017
5:11 pm U.K.

Nhckphipps@gmail.com

Hi guys wondering if ive been ripped off .but I bought a rmt 425 remote for my hf950. apparently you can change the ir code in the fb but I don't know what a fb is lol.it was a good price and is identical in every way to the rmt 232 remote made for hf950 mk2 but I have the mk1 ann help much appreciated.and thanks again kev for everything you have done on my hf950 you are the man that can.and very genuine repairer also

Martin
Thursday 2nd February 2017
2:44 pm U.K.

martin@palsite.com

I've made some minor tweaks to improve the layout on smartphones.

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