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Sunday 18th May 2008
8:37 am U.K.


Hi!Looking for any hints,why my B&O starts correctly,with picture and everything,but after say 2-5 min..it shuts down?.

Here is something for the Grundig2x4-Plus owners.Because there is no tracking,you can take of the whole cover,inside beside the head,you will find 4 goldplated bolts,while u run the tape,adjust with a screwdriver,till u get perfeckt picture.

Works for me/

Thanx Tino/Sweden

Friday 9th May 2008
8:07 pm U.K.


want to sell pal uvw 1800 and pal uvw 1400. both low hours and in good conditon.email for pics and hours if interested. thanks

Friday 9th May 2008
4:25 am U.K.



Ref your Grundig's mechanical fault. If it is not loading or ejecting cassettes properly it might just need new drive belt which is still available - see earlier message on subject


Chris H
Thursday 8th May 2008
10:02 pm U.K.


I have a box of used V2000 tapes for sale on ebay if anyone is interested? There are 22 tapes all VCC480s. They contain all kinds of retro TV recordings from the 80s and 90s, but can be recorded over if necessary.http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130221179093&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=003 or Item number: 130221179093 if the link does not work.


Sunday 20th April 2008
9:26 pm U.K.


For Sale Philips N1500 VCR Video Cassette Recorder in very good condition received from a school complete with 5 cassettes also in good condition. Untested as there is no mains lead. buyer to collect 250.

Bill Craswell
Sunday 20th April 2008
7:17 pm U.K.


I have just put a V2000 Infra-Red (NOT wired)complete add-on remote control on eBay it has the unit to fit on the side of the VCR and the handset. The unit suits the front loading brown & gold Grundig 2x4. Give your legs a rest ! It can be found at http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=270230401073&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT&ih=017 or if you have a problem with that then the item number is 270230401073

Bill Craswell
Saturday 19th April 2008
9:50 am U.K.


Hi, I have a V2000 2x4 super VRC - the brown and gold front loader for sale. It is not working, I believe it is a mechanical fault but would be very useful for spares as it has a motherboard with plug-in cards also 17 tapes. I am based in Gloucester.

Karl Mooney
Tuesday 15th April 2008
6:18 pm U.K.


I am looking for a service manual (the electrical and mechanical parts) for a Grundig 2x4 Video 2000 machine - the familiar brown and gold finished beast. Ideally a printed copy, but a photocopy or scan would be close second choices. Any advice or pointers in a useful direction would be very welcome - thanks in advance.

Thursday 3rd April 2008
9:21 pm U.K.


I have a Phillips V2000 with approx. 5 blank tapes in good condition. I am based in South Wales, near Swansea, any offers please?

Martin White
Sunday 30th March 2008
11:08 am U.K.


Hi all,

My Philips VR2350 Matchine V2000 VCR (in the UK, a specially-imported model) has developed a fault - it hasn't been used for a while. On powering up, the clock display is blank and the beeper is switched on permanently. Meanwhile, all of the segments of the function display are lit up. There were a few dry joints, which have been resoldered to no avail. I've also replaced the electrolytic capacitors in the power supply - but this made no difference. Does anyone have any idea as to what's wrong? I've tried looking for a circuit diagram or service manual on-line, but to no avail. If a kind reader (probably resident in Europe) could e-mail be one, that would be terrific and I would be eternally grateful! Kind regards, Martin

phil Wingfield
Sunday 23rd March 2008
9:18 am U.K.



This is the latest in a line of requests for someone who can service/repair a V2000 machine (and an N1700 as it goes). I know there have been other requests and I can't find any replies but I am ever positive and hoping that the rest of the exchanges were private and all these people now have fully functioning machines, hmmmmm.

Otherwise, there is a solution but not an cheap one that I am on the cusp of using. There is a guy in Holland who services, repairs and sells V2000/N1700 machines. He sticks them on Ebay on a regular basis. The ones he sells were built for the european market and I believe there were some compatibility issues when playing into a UK TV. He did explain it to me but my tiny non-tech brain could not take it in. However, he is prepared to service and repair my machines but I, obviously, must shoulder the cost of shipping. It depends entirely on how much a working machine is worth to you.

I am here exploring the alternatives. If nothing comes from this site I will go ahead and let you all know how it works out.

I have sent an e mail to the Dutch guy asking if I can give out his details on this site. It may be that he is already known to this community. His Ebay handle is Charly_Rackslider and you could track this down by searching on Ebay for these machines.

Hopefully more later,


tape collector
Friday 7th March 2008
12:35 pm U.K.


hidoes anyone have any old vhs or v2000 tapes that you no longer need?no prerecorded tapes please.

i live in the wembley area and don't drive so can either arrange for post or can you deliver for a reasonable fee?

no time wasters or scammers please.any amount wanted.thank you.

Simon Williamson
Tuesday 4th March 2008
7:54 pm U.K.


thanks, Steve, I'll look into your suggestions and report back.

Tuesday 4th March 2008
6:54 am U.K.



Re Grundig 2x4 drive belts. Try Grandata in Wembley, tel 020 89002329, part ref BK 94, or Visionaids tel 0195 2273130 (if phone number still same - or look for website to check) part Konig 7535.10 - Grundig fitted same belts in many early VHS machines so were still plenty about but not listed under V2000 models.


Chris H
Thursday 28th February 2008
2:23 pm U.K.


I have another batch of V2000 tapes up on ebay. 21 tapes in all, mostly 2x4hr and 2x3hr. Lots of old off air TV footage from the early 80s up to about the mid 90s. Tapes can easily be re-recorded over.


Item number: 130201837230 if the link doesnt work. Auction finishes next Wednesday night (March 5th)


Simon Williamson
Sunday 24th February 2008
9:22 pm U.K.


I have recently rescued my Grundig VR2000(2X4) from the attic, with the intention of transferring my old tapes to DVD. Unfortunately internal examination of the machine revealed a broken belt for the cassette mechanism....anyone know of a source of belt kits for these machines? Dimensions 112 x 1 x 6 mm.

Long shot, thanks for any tips/advice/etc/

Friday 22nd February 2008
5:21 pm U.K.


I am seeking a working V2000 machine, ideally 2X4 super, so that I can transfer treasured tapes to DVD. Location Oxfordshire. Can anyone help?

Chris H
Saturday 16th February 2008
8:09 pm U.K.


Big batch of V2000 tapes for sale. 42 tapes of differing lengths, the majority being 2X4hr. Lots of old off-air footage from the 80s and 90s. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/V2000-Video-Tapes-x42-used-80s-90s-retro-TV-RARE-FORMAT_W0QQitemZ130198912713QQihZ003QQcategoryZ39999QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItemEbay Item number: 130198912713 (if the link doesnt work)

Colin McCormick
Sunday 10th February 2008
11:05 pm U.K.


VR2023 CTR board wanted:

I require a CTR (processor) board U20 for a VR2023, or a whole scrap machine. Can anyone help? I'm based in Devon but also visit Bedfordshire sometimes so may be able to collect.

The battery leaked all over mine, and though I was able to bring it back to life for several years, it's now expired.

Thanks for any help.


Tuesday 5th February 2008
10:25 pm U.K.


Wanted !!!....working V2000 machine please ! 07904296298 ....Cheshire area if possible.


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