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Ciupy
Thursday 27th June 2002
6:23 pm U.K.

bogdan_blai@yahoo.com

Hi to all!I have a problem for you all. I've jusr received from someone a Grundig model VG200. And unfortunately when I started it on the screen it appeared "block" or something like that. I think it has a password on it. I don't have an instructions manual so it is hopeless. What do I do? Can you help me in some way? Pretty please... :)

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:58 pm U.K.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

Sorry - I meant a VR2025 and not a VR2024. (Front loading Grundig Clone.) Picture on http://www.eclipse.co.uk/mikey/v2000.html

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:33 pm U.K.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

Oh yes - If anyone can find a good home for it then I also have a spare Philips VR2024 machine going free. (I think this is just a rebadged Grundig 2x4 super, but no doubt someone will be able to tell me different.) I have never tried the beast, so it may or may not work. Reply to the above email address if you can find a good home. This would also have to be collected from Solihull in the next few weeks - I do not want to post it.

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

Mike Bennett
Wednesday 26th June 2002
3:24 pm U.K.

mike@tvmuseum.co.uk

Hi all.

If anyone would like a bunch (about 10) of Philips N1700 machines and a big box of brand new blank VCR/VCR-LP (Not V2000) cassettes free of charge, please email me at mike@tvmuseum.co.uk and they are yours for the taking. There is only one catch – They MUST be collected from Solihull in the next couple of weeks and I would rather that one person had the lot (unless I get more than one reply, and then I will split them.) As far as I know all the machines are complete, and at least some of them work to a lesser degree (However, they would all need a bit of a service at the least.) There may also be one or two VR2020 / VR2022 machines too, but I have yet to dig these machines out.

Kind regards.

Mike.

http://www.tvmuseum.co.uk

steve whelan
Wednesday 26th June 2002
12:56 pm U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

Sorry, wrong model number in that message - I meant 2840

steve whelan
Wednesday 26th June 2002
12:55 pm U.K.

stevewhelan_mcr@hotmail.com

To Keith [who changed the head on 2080]

Why did you take the head of the drum in the 2220??? Why didn't you just change the entire cylinder unit [motor and all]. In my experience not only with V2000, but with Phillips VHS heads - I've had a nightmare trying to get heads lined up. Not only do you have to get the height correct, but you also need to get the position on the drum correct. When you bought a new phillips head, not only did they give you the plastic spacers [or shims] but also a small plastic peg, that you used to hold the motor stationary [from the underside of the mech], while lining up the upper cylinder, again, using a plastic peg with a marking on the drum base - this was in order to get the switching point correct.

Phillips single screw fixings heads are a nightmare and unless you know exactly what you're doing I would warn ANYONE not to mess with them. How they ever came up with the idea is beyond me, but phillips always were weird. Who else's VCR switched off after 8 mins, just while you were using it on your non-remote controlled tele to watch TV only - how irritating!! Even the old VCR1500 and 1700's unlace and switch to standby after 3 mins in 'stop' mode.

Dan
Tuesday 25th June 2002
3:20 pm U.K.

danm2208@hotmail.com

Ex TV engineer having clearout.

User manuals available for the following:

Philips VR2020 (V2000) (Photocopies also available) Panasonic NV333 (VHS) Hitachi VT8300E (VHS) GEC V4000H (VHS) Ferguson 3V29 (VHS) Baird 8930 (VHS) Ferguson 3V54/55 (VHS) Ferguson 3V36 (VHS) Fisher FVHP615 (VHS) Sharp VC7700H (VHS) AMSTRAD VCR7000 (VHS) SANYO VTC5300P (BETAMAX)

=======================================================================

V2000 machines:- 1 VR2020 in working order with another machine for parts/repair. It was working 2 years ago. 1 A/V Adapter for VR2020 as new in original packaging etc.

1 used head believed to be in good condition in protective packaging. Full VR2020 Original Service manual

================================================================================== Grundig 2X4 Super:-

Servo, DTF, chroma boards etc; capstan motor, for Grundig 2x4 SUPER. All tested and working prior to despatch. NO PSUs or cabinet parts available yet. If you require anything else for the Grundig 2x4 Super ONLY, then e-mail with requirements. I have contacts who have parts and may be willing to trade.=========================================================== Also have 3 Compaq 460 VGA monitors in good working order. Will deliver FOC within 25 miles of M60 as I travel around a lot. Offers for any of the above considered. Located 7 miles north of Manchester

italianstallion
Tuesday 25th June 2002
4:01 am U.K.

alanm@microsoft.com

squaw38 r u there?

keith
Monday 24th June 2002
10:49 pm U.K.

keithjones-xl5@supanet.com

Richard,Thanks for the info. I had read about the plastic spacers so that was in the back of my mind. At the time I did move the head up and down the spindle 2 or 3 times, but it went from bad to worse. The final adjustment left it just above where it might catch. Once or twice it reduced to just 2 pictures together on the screen, but quickly returned to it's personal roll program. I will have a go later in the week. No doubt it is going to be a hit and miss affair. I'll report back on how I do.Thanks againKeith

Richard
Monday 24th June 2002
1:41 am U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Keith: The heads fitted in the 2840 are cut twice as narrow as the head you've replaced it with, so it will work ok in normal speed, but performance in long play won't be as good as with the original head. The reason for the jumping picture is that the head has to be mounted at the correct height. Philips used to supply two plastic spacers that were used to set the height of the heads when they were replaced, so without those it will be a hit and miss affair. You need to experiment by moving the head either up or down in the spindle. Once the head is "about right", the picture will steady and the gap you see in picture search will disappear. Rich..

Mad Beta Collector
Sunday 23rd June 2002
9:43 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

Wanted:

philips Working video2000 vcr (v2000 v2020 or B&Q or ITT) Must be in complete working order or minor fault (i.e. head need cleaning or minor power fault etc) Must be able to deliver to Manchester. no more than 100pounds Please email me Regards :)

keith
Sunday 23rd June 2002
8:17 pm U.K.

keithjones-xl5@supanet.com

Hi,

I have a Philips 2840 XP machine that I recently dug out. It worked okay for a while, but then the picture got very bad. You could ses a b & w picture behind those infamous wavy interference lines that you get from dirty heads. Problem was that no amount of careful head cleaning worked this time. I had to admit the heads had gone. I had a nonworking two part portable? philips model, (the VR2220 I think?) which I thought if I remove the head drum from that one and put it in the old machine... Practice on the old machine taught me just how easy it was to remove and place in the V2840. I powered up, an image appeared...It's working I thought, but the clear picture was rolling like the vertical hold on a TV wasn't working. Oh for a tracking control. Is there any way this can be cured. Or do the machines have incompatible video drums? The one from the V2840 had 'V' shaped heads. The V2220 has square heads. Strange thing is, if I select slow-mo, or fast mode, the picture looks fine, though with a 2cm interference line along the bottom. I would be grateful for any advice or if I had to, I would purchase another V2000 long play machine, or just a head drum for my present machine.

Regards

Mad Beta Collector
Wednesday 19th June 2002
8:46 pm U.K.

Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com

Ernie You can buy photocopied service manual from http://www.mauritron.co.uk:)

sweta
Saturday 15th June 2002
10:51 pm U.K.

puchki75@hotmail.com

I need help.Our two years old video casette had damaged accidently.It was emerged in the water for two days.the audio is uneffected by this but there is no pictures.I am very upset.Please suggest me where I can repair my casette?

Ernie
Sunday 9th June 2002
4:07 pm U.K.

e.hope@ukstamp.co.uk

Philps Video 2000 service manual available, check out:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1542632665

Gunter
Thursday 6th June 2002
10:40 am U.K.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips VR2020. Who of you can send me a copy of his one?

Thanks in advance for your support

Steve
Thursday 6th June 2002
6:47 am U.K.

stevenhan27@hotmail.com

Neil.

Re Grundig 2x4 tape loading problem.

Read my messages above on 25th April, and 18th April (end of archive section.

Hopefully this will fix it.

Steve.

Gunter Götz
Wednesday 5th June 2002
11:19 am U.K.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips video recorder VR2020. Can anyone send me a copy of his documents per email?

Thanks in advance for your support

Gunter

Gunter Götz
Wednesday 5th June 2002
7:19 am U.K.

guntergoetz@gmx.de

Hi,

I m looking for the schematic of the Philips VR 2020. Who can send me a copy of his one?

Thanks a lot in advanceGunter

Neil
Tuesday 4th June 2002
8:37 pm U.K.

neil.linford@blueyonder.co.uk

Grundig 2000 2 x 4

I have a 1981 Grundig 2x4 where either the tape loading mechanism or the switching has failed anyone sucessfully repaired one ? Think its beyond me - certainly without relevant bits of the service manual.

Anyone in the Lancashire area interested in the whole or parts for spares ?If not it seems destined for the dump also c20 tapes (can't remember whats on them !)

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