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Keith McHugh
Saturday 20th April 2002
12:14 am U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Does anyone know the answer to this one.... I've got a Philips VR2324 that keeps shutting down to standby in the middle of lacing up the tape. Press play and the 2 guides start to move then the whole machine suddenly shuts down with the tape stuck partially laced up. Press play again it may move a bit further or it may decide to unlace, if it manages to unlace then it will happily sit in stop mode if it stays partially laced again it just shuts down back to standby again. Persistance with the play button will eventually get the machine to play a tape but what it causing it to stick and shut down in the first place.

I think it's got head problems too - the picture keeps breaking up - some white highlights are especially bad - but oddly most of it seems to be just above the centre of the picture. I've cleaned the heads (and they were very dirty) but it doesn't appear to have made much improvement to the pictures.

It's a pity that I can still buy heads for the older VR2022 but not the more modern!! VR2324 which seems to produce pictures much better than I've ever seen on any 2020/21/22 etc they are a lot less noisy by a long way and the scart socket certainly helps with dubbing stuff across.

Thanks again, Keith.

Keith McHugh
Friday 19th April 2002
8:38 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

For belts for Grundig TK Reel to Reels try Willowvale Electronics - a few years ago I managed to get a drive belt for a TK120 from them. Also try Grundig direct they were quite helpful and gave me all the part numbers.

Carr
Friday 19th April 2002
8:44 am U.K.

tempestarrii@yahoo.co.uk

HELP !!!!! im trying o make an old man very happy by finding drive belts for an old grundig tk 830 reel to reel recorder !!! Someone out there mus know where i can find these.... all help very much appreciated !!!

Keith McHugh
Thursday 18th April 2002
9:49 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Thanks for the advice - I'll check out the 2x4 Super this weekend. As for the N1702 - I know it's not the belts on mine as I've replaced them all (as originally one of them had streched and fallen off) - but I've not checked the "audio head" on the capstan that feeds back pulses to the servo. Drum and capstan motors run fine.

Keith.

Mike Bennett
Thursday 18th April 2002
4:24 pm U.K.

mike.bennett@tvmuseum.co.uk

In answer to Troy and Keith's messages for a couple of days ago, the usual lace-immediate-unlace problem with the N1700 and similar machines (N1700, N1702, N1502, N1512) is simply the belts. They either stretch or melt to a horrible mess. If the belts are knackered, when the machine starts to lace up, it detects the absence of drum or capstan rotation and shuts down. Another common cause for this symptom is due to the wire which connects to the "audio" head which is mounted under the capstan flywheel; this often snaps where it joins the head. For no drum rotation, check also to make sure the drum motor isn't open circuit - these tend to lead a tough life especially where old tapes have lost their lubrication, and where years of neglect of the tape deck has stiffened the drum spindle rotation. Power supply problems are not unheard of too, but this is less likely, and would obviously have to be investigated.

I hope this may be of some use to someone. :-)

Mike.

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Richie
Thursday 18th April 2002
12:04 pm U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Keith. Check also the switches that locate into the tape shell (there are three each side). Depending on which holes are punched out tells the machine what length of tape has been loaded for an accurate tape counter, whether the cassette can be recorded on, and whether there is actually a cassette in the compartment. These can be a little more tricky to check. Rich..

Paul Kevin
Thursday 18th April 2002
9:43 am U.K.

Paulkevin@ic24.net

Having a sort out, I have decided to sell the following Video 2000 items.......

Philips Video 2000 model No VR2334 (Gray/silver colour.)

Perfect working order with IR remote control.

Paper work includes:Full A4 operating instruction manual with foriegn notes for quick guide.Full A4 flip out, easy to follow colour picture by picture operating booklet.A4 video 2000 list of 500 films and a A5 video 2000 list of 548 films.

This machine also comes with it's original service card dated 2nd Dec 1983 and purchased on 18 10 84

Also there is the original Payment card showing the monthly payments of £45.00 (for 9 months) with the initail balance of £449.00 to pay.

As you can hopfully see, the paper work reflects the condition of the machine in how it was looked after, serviced and kept in great condition.

2nd Video 2000 machine is a VR 2324 and is a dark gray colour. Needs slight attention to the pinch roller and sound, other wise it is fully working. Suitable for repair or if needed, spares.

Both machines come with 13 original video 2000 films, some rare and collectable in this format (and 13 blank tapes, all contaning films and TVshows. Unlisted.)

Original video 2000 films are in mint condition and all with original covers, boxes: unless stated.

Death Ship Cert X Ghost/zombie horror.

Ticket to Heaven. Cet AA Religious/Cult. Basd on the book, "Moonwebs."

When a stranger calls Cert AA Classic thriller.

He knows your alone Cert 18 Thriller

The following have no Certificates

Coma staring Michael Douglas

Logans run staring Michael York, Jeny Agutter, Farrah, Fawcett-Majors

Cat People, staring Nastassia Kinski

The Border USA staring Telly Savalas

The Janitor staring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, James Woods.

The Domino killings staring Gene Hackma (Crack in plastic cover)

The Island of Dr Moreau staring Burt lancaster, Michael York

The Formula staring Marlon Brando, George C Scott.

The Hearse

The price for all the above is £100

I live in the North East of England and buyer collects prefered, but would be willing to arrange a meeting if sale is confirmed. Sale is first come, first served. Thanks.

Please e-mail Paulkevin@ic24.net or ring 0191 4550330

Steve
Thursday 18th April 2002
4:00 am U.K.

stevenhan27@hotmail.co.uk

Keith

My Grundig 2x4 Super had a similar problem a while ago caused by slipping or worn drive belt. Look under machine near the side where cassette goes - it drives cassette loading mechanism. Small belt about a quarter inch wide. Easy to replace. Archive message section says belt kits might be available at Videotec in Oxford, http://www.videotec.co.uk, or Grandata in Wembley, website http://www.grandata.co.uk, tel 020 8900 2329, part number BK 94.

Good luck.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 17th April 2002
10:30 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Also does anyone know of a source of new video heads for the 2nd generation Philips machines (mainly VR2324, VR2840 (XP long play machine) and the VR2220 portable.

Thanks, Keith.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 17th April 2002
9:58 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

Anyone on here an expert at repairing Grundig 2x4 Super's ? I now have 2 machines that seem to suffer from the same fault. When I switch on the front power switch the clock changes to "CASS" the machine will happily take in the tape and when it does the clock display still says "CASS" a red light comes on above the button marked "Tape".

But after a few seconds that red light above "Tape" starts flashing... non of the tape transport buttons appear to do anything. Apart from "Cassette" which ejects the tape. As I've never seen one of these machines in working condition I was curious to know if the display should change from "CASS" to something else once the tape is inside - and if so does the fact it's not changing give a clue to what's wrong. As I said I've got 2 machines that do this so I assume it some sort of common problem.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Keith.

Richie
Wednesday 17th April 2002
4:31 pm U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Melonman. Check the power supply panel for dry joints, plus make sure the mains lead fits tightly into the socket. I've had faulty "figure 8" mains leads that have caused problems before.

Keith McHugh
Monday 15th April 2002
6:30 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

"a crackling sound coming from the top left hand corner" - doesn't sound very heathly to me - that's where all the mains transformer and power supply boards are. Possibly broken print track on one of the circuit boards but I'd get a qualified person to look at it as you're dealing with the high voltage main supply.

melonman
Sunday 14th April 2002
3:39 pm U.K.

themelonman@www.com

Hi,I hope someone can help.I recently bought a philips vr2022 player.It worked well for a few days but have since developed a problem.The LED's light up but the video does not function.Also when the lead is plugged there is a crackling sound coming from the top left hand corner of the player.Any Ideas ?Adam.

Keith McHugh
Saturday 13th April 2002
7:52 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

This follows on from one of my earlier posts about Pinch Rollers for the 2nd Generation of Philips machines. Whenever I've ordered ones for VR2324, VR2334, and VR2220(portable) the invoice always states them as VR6462. So I guess the VR6462 (VHS?) uses the same pinch rollers as the older 2nd generation V2000's (but NOT the older VR2020 /21/22/23 series)

Hope this helps. Keith.

Graham
Sunday 7th April 2002
5:04 pm U.K.

gbisset@hotmail.com

VR2022 breaking for spares.

I have a VR2022 that I am breaking for spares, including circuit boards (all were working). Just need to get rid of them asap, so get in touch and let me know what you need and we can work something out.

Graham
Sunday 7th April 2002
12:51 pm U.K.

gbisset@hotmail.com

Has anyone else got/used the uP diagnosis system for the VR series of machines? I managed to get hold of what looks like a complete system with manual with all the flowcharts for diagnosing any electronic trouble with these machines. Seems like you can control the entire system in individual steps (including the mechanism) by different buttons on the front panel (you've got to love Philips technology havent you!!). Very interesting stuff, just wondering whether anyone else had used this or got it?

CheersGraham

Keith McHugh
Saturday 6th April 2002
1:42 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

If anyone is looking for good quality V2000 tapes - I've got a few that are still brand new and still in their shrinkwrapping. Some Philips VCC360s and Philips + Scotch VCC480s.

Keith.

Keith McHugh
Saturday 6th April 2002
1:40 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

My N1702 has the same problems - so I'd appreciate any tips on repairing it too. I've swapped all the servo cans over from another machine but it still won't stay laced up.

Thanks, Keith.

Troy
Saturday 6th April 2002
3:30 am U.K.

ac_dc_rocks@hotmail.com

I've recently found 2 Philips VCRs N1500 and N1700 at a junk yard in Bulli. Now they both power up but the N1500 head doesn't freely rotate, and the N1700 powers up and the head drum moves to position but then I hear a click and the head drum moves back to its original position and the power shuts off automatically.

Is there any Philips VCR experts in this forum? If so could you possibly help me out on fixing these problems?

LUCREZIA
Thursday 4th April 2002
3:44 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN V2000 PROFESSIONAL MOVIES, SOME VERY RARE AND PRE-CERTIFICATE. CONSULT MY PAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html WHERE THE FILMS ARE LISTED AND LET ME KNOW OF ANY THAT INTEREST YOU. I CAN EVEN SUPPLY A V2000 PHILIPS VCR IN PERFECT CONDITION. THANK YOU,

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