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Mad Beta Collector
Monday 22nd January 2001
7:28 pm U.K.

PRShuttleworth@hotmail.com

Keith...According to my Grundig 2x4 Super Instructions ManualThe reason why the Tape light flashes is because there is a Tape jam check if the fault is either on the lacing ring or the tape.

Hope this helps Paul

Keith McHugh
Sunday 21st January 2001
11:59 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Anyone know what might be wrong with my 2x4 Super. It takes in the cassette but then no functions (not even to eject the cassette) and after a few seconds the "tape" light flashes.

Any ideas ? Thanks, Keith.

Colin Reddy
Tuesday 16th January 2001
7:28 pm U.K.

colin.reddy@virgin.net

I've just got hold of a Grundig 2x8 from the Netherlands,which works perfectly since changing a small pinch roller. Does anyone know how straightforward it is to change the IF from the 5.5 MHz used in the Netherlands to the 6Mhz standard used here, so I can use it to record off air here?

I have a multi standard TV, so have no need to change the RF!Any guidance gratefully received!!

Dave Brown
Tuesday 16th January 2001
1:51 am U.K.

dbrown07@nb.sympatico.ca

Looking for any v2000 machine in good condition. Name your price or i will supply you with a NTSC Hi Fi Stereo in exchange.

Keith McHugh
Monday 15th January 2001
11:01 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Does anyone know what a fair price for a working Philips VR2334 would be ?

Keith McHugh
Saturday 13th January 2001
5:18 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Iain : I've had that problem with every VR2022 I've had. Try removing and cleaning the edge connectors on the boards to the right of the tape transport. Hope this helps.

Iain Dyche
Friday 12th January 2001
6:18 pm U.K.

iain@adweb2.com

Help Wanted. I have a Philips VR2022 Video 2000 unit with an annoying fault. On playback the tape suddenly stops and the unit completely shuts down - just as if it had been switched off by the front panel switch. The fault is intermittent and seems to have pattern. Some times it will play for 10 minutes, other times it occurs after a few seconds.

Any ideas ???

Richard Reynolds
Friday 12th January 2001
9:28 am U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Hi Keith: If the magnet is ok you need to determine if the sensor or microcontroller chip has failed. The easiest way is with a scope. Unfortunately, not being familiar with the grundig I can't tell you where the test point is. These sensors do fail. I've changed quite a few over the years mainly on VHS equipment. If you need a service manual there is a company called Mauritron Technical Services who will doubtless have a photocopy at reasonable cost. Their web address is http://www.mauritron.co.uk Hope this is of help. Richard.

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 9th January 2001
10:01 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Richard : I've had another look at my Grundig 2x4, and I think it's sensor is the hall-effect type. As the sensor looks like a small black transistor with 3-legs - there are two numbers on it TL1701 / T18240. There also appears to be a ring magnet around the take-up spool... what I think has happened is it was original glued down on the spool itself and has become loose and is being attracted to the metal deck - so it doesn't rotate when the reel rotates. I think I'm going to have to strip the mechanism down and see if there are any traces of glue still remaining to confirm this theory. Thanks.

Roberto
Tuesday 9th January 2001
10:56 am U.K.

rober_mar@iol.it

I'm happy there are some people in the world that are using this "old" system like me!I've a GRUNDIG 2x4 Stereo in very well conditions, but unfortunately it needs new heads! Can anyone help me? I will buy at reasonable price, because I've over than 1 hundred tapes to run!!!

steve osborne
Monday 8th January 2001
6:10 pm U.K.

steve.osborne@uk.pkf.com

does anyone have a 'long play' v2000 machine to sell or lend please?i live in the Isle of Man but will be in uk on 20/21 january 2001i did have a grundig 2x8 which vanished during a house move. have some tapes i would really like to see/transfer.

Richard Reynolds
Sunday 7th January 2001
6:36 pm U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Hi Keith: Just to add to my last message I remember having a VHS vcr (a Sharp) in for repair with the same symptom and it turned out not to be a faulty sensor, but the reel table in so far as the reflective surface has deteriorated. The VCR had apparently not been used for months and had not been stored in ideal conditions, I think damp had got to it. Could this be what's causing your problem? Richard.

Richard Reynolds
Sunday 7th January 2001
6:27 pm U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Hi Keith:I'm not too sure about the Grundig V2000 machines but all the later Philips machines used a magnet on the teel table that triggered a hall effect ic. Logically the sensor would be mounted on the take up reel but many vcr's have a sensor on both to account for reverse motion, ie: picture search. If you have access to an oscilloscope you can scope the relavant testpoint in the vcr and see if an adequate waveform is produced. Sorry I can't be of any further help on this one, though the actual fault is probably very easy to cure. Richard.

Keith McHugh
Sunday 7th January 2001
2:24 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Richard: I suspected the reel sensor but I'm a little confused on how it's supposed to work ! There only appears to be a single sensor and that's on the take-up spool (connected by a three wire ribbon cable). The sensor looks like a small black cylinder just at the front end of the reel. It looks like it should be a optical sensor but there's no reflective material or any gaps on the reel for this to work. If it's an electro-magnetic type - would the small magnet be inside the reel itself, again there's nothing apparently on the reel itself. Thanks, Keith.

Iain Dyche
Sunday 7th January 2001
12:13 pm U.K.

iain@adweb2.com

Two things I would like a little help with if there is anyone out there that can assist. First, I have a Grundig 2x4 Super that loads the tape around the head but then immediately stops ans winds it back into the cassette and leaves the LED above the TAPE switch flashing. Also, I have noticed that the head capstan drives from the moment the tape is inserted until the unit times out. I assume that this may be a sensor problem, any ideas on where I should start looking.

Second, when trying to play tapes from a Philips 2022 in the Grundig, the picture keeps breaking up and there is sound only very occasionally. The Philips and the Grundig both have Dynamic Tracking with the signals being recorded on the tape. Is perhaps the Philips incompatible with the Grundig or should this work. ??

Any help appreciated.

Richard Reynolds
Saturday 6th January 2001
9:48 am U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Keith:I'm not sure absolutely about your model, but check the reel motion sensors they may be contaminated or faulty. If the machine can't detect any reel motion it is assuming there is no tape drive and triggers the stop command. The reason you can see a still picture is because no reel motion occurs in pause or still mode to there is no fault to detect. They are located underneath the reel tables.Richard.

Keith McHugh
Friday 5th January 2001
9:43 am U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Does anyone know what might be wrong with my Grundig 2x4 1600. It runs for only about 2 secs (FF,REW,PLAY,REC) and then shuts downs with the pause light flashing. However if I press pause just after playback starts it will stay on still frame but and soon as I start it up playing again it shuts down. Also the counter doesn't move much only by one digit when I first start the machine up Any ideas ? Thanks, Keith.

Martin Kirk
Thursday 4th January 2001
4:18 pm U.K.

Martin.Kirk.1972@pem.cam.ac.uk

I'm looking for a working Grundig 2x8 VCR so I can use my large stock of old tapes. Nayone have one available? Failing that, anyone know a source of repairs, especialy new heads?

David Squires
Monday 1st January 2001
12:19 pm U.K.

V2000@squires.nildram.co.uk

Whoops! Just noticed the message above my last!

David Squires
Monday 1st January 2001
12:17 pm U.K.

V2000@squires.nildram.co.uk

I have just acquired a Grundig 2x4 GB front loader. Does anyone have a spare manual or could let me have a photocopy of one? Please email me - thanks!!

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