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Thursday 23rd March 2017

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nickmugford
Sunday 5th March 2017
2:36 am U.K.

nicholas719@outlook.com

remove pinch roller,sandpaper the shine off,wash with methylated spirts and replace,see what happens,check tape for tightness also,rewind/fast forward couple of times.

nickmugford
Wednesday 1st March 2017
12:36 am U.K.

nicholas719@outlook.com

Have three working models plus one for parts for disposal,at present converted to s-video but easily reverted to composite although s-video is better quality.

david Anthonyxd_anthony@yahoo.co.uk
Wednesday 8th February 2017
3:50 am U.K.

xd-anthony@yahoo.co.uk

U-Matic VO-2860 P On play mode it starts, a few seconds after the pinch roller makes contact it cuts off Please Help

Craig
Tuesday 31st January 2017
5:58 pm U.K.

cjlenti@gmail.com

Does anyone have any EPK's from older movies? Back in the 80's, I believe they were all on U-Matic. Was looking to see if anyone had any leads on them.

Juha Jauhiainen
Saturday 5th November 2016
7:19 pm U.K.

info@digiommel.fi

http://www.digiommel.fi/Improved%20Image%20Quality%20of%20Old%20U-matic%20Recordings.pdf

Here is perhaps the best Low Band player in the world (PAL). Also with a Y / C output of course. If and when the others do not get played back your tapes, we can. Comments are welcome.

Roderick
Friday 4th November 2016
9:42 pm U.K.

nospam@chatpage.co.uk

Michael,

First step would be to thoroughly clean the threading path.

Most likely problem is a build-up of dirt that stops the threading ring from completing its' cycle.

If it doesn't activate the switch at the end, the machine goes in 'tape protection' mode and takes tension off the tape.

Have a try and let us know if you had any success.

Mr. Michael Heap
Friday 4th November 2016
7:56 pm U.K.

mike@arkhall.freeserve.co.uk

The Sony VO-5850P has developed a tape transport fault so that when inserting a cassette into the recorder the tape is at first stretched out round the record head in the normal way. The tape then almost immediately goes slack. The recorder does not go into the standby mode. Play, record, search, fast forward, fast rewind do not work. The cassette cannot be ejected.

I am advised by a video repair engineer that this is due to the failure of a component on the circuit board that controls the tape transport and that as it is impossible to identify the component that has failed the best remedy is to replace the entire circuit board. However the Sony VO-5800 /5850 series are obsolete in the UK and circuit board spares are difficult to find. Advice welcome.

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