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Wednesday 26th April 2017

Please bookmark http://chat.palsite.com/chat_page.py as the new URL.

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K Lambert
Monday 24th April 2017
2:41 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi betaphiles:

I thought I'd share this info.

Whilst working on the Sony SLF30 machines the last three I've seen have all had the same issue.

During lacing two metal guides pop up to the left to help secure and wrap that tape around the head drum.

The first guide is smaller then the second which is longer.

The second bigger guide is the one that's at fault.

When lacing it doesn't pop up high enough to locate itself in the black plastic guide slot and locates underneath this.

This action not only put's more strain on the bottom of this guide during tape play and all modes but does not allow the tape to be secured as it should.

The solution is to gently tighten the first smallest screw at the front of where this guides is screwed down.

You will have to manually wind out the loading ring until this guide pops up enough and clears the white guide rail. You will also need a VERY tiny appropriate Philips type screwdriver otherwise you will wind the head of the screw smooth

Good luck.....................Kevin

Gabriel
Thursday 20th April 2017
4:21 pm U.K.

Nospam@gmail.com

Stan,

This is a PAL system site and the SL10 is an American NTSC machine so I guess it is of little interest here. Also postage costs overseas would be really expensive.

Regards, Gabriel

Stanley J Griffin Jr
Thursday 20th April 2017
2:47 pm U.K.

chefstan@bex.net

Hey my name is Stan from Toledo Ohio USA, I have Sony BETAMAX SL10 used still in the original box with the owners manual for sale. Also I have about over 100 prerecorded beta tapes with movies, fights, Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Lenard, Tommy Hearns,Roberto Dran etc... and other movies. Plays excellent. Make me a offer, only serious offer will be considered! For additional information please e-mail me at chefstan@bex.net. Thanks.

K Lambert
Monday 17th April 2017
10:09 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Absolutley.Yes I did notice that so that's a bonus too :)

Frandid
Monday 17th April 2017
7:23 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

PS : On the site you mentioned, they don't have any service manual for the SL-T50ME and the one you bought for the T30 doesn't also include the T50 like the one I gave the link. So keep it in case one day you receive a SL-T50ME in your workshop... ;-)

Frandid
Monday 17th April 2017
7:09 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

Yes you'r right Kevin this one doesn't include the parts listing but others I downloaded do include it.

K Lambert
Monday 17th April 2017
5:07 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Frandid:

Thanks again and I now have access to that one too.

It does'nt include the parts info though but the one I bought does so it's just as well but thanks all the same.

..................Kevin

K Lambert
Monday 17th April 2017
5:05 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe:

I sent the email to the address you have next to your name here (it starts with 'jcvf' and ends with 'mail.com'.)

If not can you send your details to my e-mail: kn2000@talktalk.net. So we can get thing's moving for you.

Thanks...................Kevin

Joe
Monday 17th April 2017
8:43 am U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Hello to all, thanks, now i am looking for a 950, the unit that cost 199 in eBay has oxide and did not have the remote. so i must to forget it, maybe is in good shape but the oxide for me is not a good signal.

I have not recieved the mail yet MR Lambert, but as soon as i can i want to send you the VCR. now both are a dead piece in this moment

Frandid
Sunday 16th April 2017
9:07 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

Kevin,

The link I gave is good but this chat page modifies it (when the name of a beta machine appears in the link it becomes another link to the pal site). I think you just have to rewrite it cuting the spaces added and it will work. I just downloaded the PDF and it is the complete service manual for both the SL-T30ME and T50. It doesn't install any malaware or virus. It is one of the best sites where I find free original service manuals for my machines. If you can't go to it with the direct link, try this http://freeservicemanuals.info/en/ then search for your make (Sony) and model ( SL-T30 ).

Bjorn
Sunday 16th April 2017
8:54 pm U.K.

bjorn@bman.me.uk

Hi Bee,

Looking at your list, and presuming they're in good condition, you have a goldmine of good titles there. In fact, some I wouldn't mind adding to my library.

Beta tapes are trending at very varied prices at the moment, some reasonable, ridiculous. Obviously rare titles in good condition are worth their asking price, but people seem to be going crazy at the moment.

I can't advise on price due to conflict of interest, but worth looking at how each title is trending. Time consuming but worth the effort.

K Lambert
Sunday 16th April 2017
8:25 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Frandid:

I did try the free download route but they all seemed to want to put search apps on my PC and the manual no where to be seen.

Anyways I appreciate the info and also I made a mistake it was for the SLT30ME not 50.

I have used this site before and compared to many the prices is very reasonable for what you are sent.

Thanks again...................Kevin

Frandid
Sunday 16th April 2017
3:41 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

Hi Kevin

The SL-TO50ME service manual is here for free (PDF) : http://freeservicemanuals.info/en/servicemanuals/viewmanual/Sony/SLT30ME/SLT50ME/None/OPERATIONMANUAL/ Just click on SL-T30ME and the download will start. In fact it is the service manual for both the SL-T30 and the SL-T50ME.

Probably the best Beta with the SL-C9 and the SL-HF950ES.

If anyone has a RMT-217 remote looking new to sell please contact me.

K Lambert
Sunday 16th April 2017
1:46 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:

To anyone looking for a service manual try these guys.......www.owner-manuals.com

They always have what you want are quick and the cost is brilliant too.

Used them many times.

..............Kevin

K Lambert
Sunday 16th April 2017
1:45 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi Guys:

To anyone looking for a service manual try these guys.......www.owner-manuals.com

They always have what you want are quick and the cost is brilliant too.

Used them many times.

..............Kvein

K Lambert
Sunday 16th April 2017
1:30 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Hi

Does anyone have a service manual for a Sony SLT50ME Multi system beta vcr?

I really only need the parts and voltages info for the PSU.

Cheers.....................Kev

Adol
Sunday 16th April 2017
1:17 pm U.K.

adolfo.gonzalezsaez@gmail.com

Hello. Has somebody an answer to my problem? The technical diagnosis said problem with "servo"...

K Lambert
Sunday 16th April 2017
10:24 am U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe:

I've sent you an e-mail to the address you've added here.(don't know if you've received it yet)

It will give you privacy in sending over your address details so I can get a good quote for returning the vcr back to you.

..Kevin

Frandid
Saturday 15th April 2017
8:22 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

By the way, I am looking for an original RMT-217 remote for my SL-T50ME, I only had a RM-612 instead when I bought it. I want it to look almost new because all my video machines and remotes (even those aged more than 30 years) look new. And I am quite a perfectionnist !

Joe I am pleased if some of my passionate comments may be of some interest for you.

One thing : The average price of a working SL-HF950 on Ebay is about 800 /1000 € but sometimes you can find one for less than 450€. You must check twice a week because they are rapidly sold. Most of the time they are auctions that start from 50 € and are finally sold bewteen 300 and 450 € depending on their cosmetic aspect.

K Lambert
Saturday 15th April 2017
6:23 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Joe:

My friend rest assured I have worked on hundreds of Sanyo's and sadly your comments from so called professionals is very common. THEY DON'T WANT TO KNOW basically and do the very smallest things to these(usually try to replace belt's and idlers)and that's it! (My E-Bay ID is: knightman2 feel free to check it out.)

I have had many delighted recipients to my machines as I am one of the very few who it THOROUGH and as these are getting on in age now THEY NEED IT :)

I could give you many names that would be happy to back up my comments.

I would of course LOVE to get one or even both perfect for you.

I would estimate the packing at around 11KG to allow for plenty of good strong packing and then would need your full address to get a quote for you.

I have promised to do this work for you for nothing but if you feel you want to pay me for it i'll leave that up to you entirely, as you are having difficulties getting said machines the attention they truly deserve.

If I cannot solve your issues then I doubt many could. That comment is from experience and lot's of it.

No dout either wasting more money on questionable machines. The owners do not always tell it like it is and the buyer usually finds out the hard way. I've been on the end of that many times too.

Let me have your details and we'll get the ball rolling again for you.

........Kevin (UK)

K Lambert
Saturday 15th April 2017
6:05 pm U.K.

kn2000@talktalk.net

Frandid:

Sanyo did build secam units PAL/Secam units.I have one here.

As for the unreliable comment for the Sanyo's. I wouldn't say that just after 30 odd years they require a damn good overhaul as do most vcr unit's, used for that period of time. The Sony issues are not usually down to lack of servicing but breakages or bad PSU caps or faulty transistors/halls sensors so in effect are unreliable there. Not too mention the extra tape, tape path and head wear being laced all the time too. You may enjoy all those extra modes/features but this comes at a price usually. Especially when they go wrong.

The sled areas on the 950 are now starting to fail, (mode switches and plastic rails to add to the tally) There are some who cannot sort out these issues, or wouldn't want to try too either.

I admit the rubber component use is always not good after many years but is so easily remedied. Finding tiny gears, new hall sensors or some issues needing extensive searching for are not. As you yourself have found out.

So in effect the Sanyo is a stronger, easily sorted machine that lasts pretty well when looked after well and treated with respect to this.

Joe:

No problem and 950 's in great order with light use are rare over here. The one's that do pop up in exceptional shape with all accessories are expensive and snapped up quickly.

..Kevin

Bee
Saturday 15th April 2017
5:33 pm U.K.

earlybird21@live.com

Hi I'm Bee from the UK.

I hope one of you can kindly advise.

My father sadly passed away at Christmas and I'm having to sort through many stored items.

I have a collection of Betamax films which have been stored for the Last 10 years.

They have all been kept in the original Video rental store boxes so all appear to be in good condition, but I haven't tested them yet.

What you think would be a fair price for the lot as I have absolutely no idea. I understand some horror titles may be rare? Appreciate any help on this.

Full list of tapes:

Star Wars

The war of the worlds

Airplane

Every Which way but Loose

Butterfly

The Last Horror Film

The Concrete jungle

Trail of the pink Panther

Firefox

Jaws 3

Class of 1984

Danger Mouse

Buddy and Skipper

Rocky 3

15 terrytoon Cartoons

Terrytoons Vol 1

The Frisco Kid

Voices

The Deer Hunter

The French Lieutenants woman

Survival Zone

Time Slip

Driver

Death on the Nile

I drink Your Blood

The Lord of the Rings

Arthyur

First Blood

Noon Sunday

Laura Shadows of Summers

Flashdance

Time bandits

Flash Gordon

Abducted

The Awakenening

Evil under the sun

The Elephant Man

Echoes

Chariots of Fire

The Burning

Choppy and the princess

Fort Apache The Bronx

Personal Best

Venom

The Long Good Friday

Golda

Sam Raimi's The Evil Dead

The Jesus Trap

The water babies

Black Beauty

Choppy and the princess 2

The Archer and the Sorceress

One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Agatha Christies The Mirror Crack'd

Halloween 3 Season of the Witch

Tess

Star Wars

Footloose

Sudden Impact

Superman 3

The Amityville Horror

The Last American virgin

The Iron Master

Blood and Honour

Mad Max 3

Raiders of the lost Arc

Perfect Gentlemen

Conan the Barbarian

Star Treck 2 The Wrath of Khan

Captain America

Watership Down

Who Dares Wins

Foul Play

Willo the Wisp

Sunshine Run

Escape to victory

Little Lord Fauntleroy

The Champ

Torn between two lovers

Rocky 2

The Jazz singer

Terms of Endearment

The Last Tycoon

Bronx Warriors

Carry on cleo

Immoral Tales

The Jericho Mile

Porkys

Brubaker

The Amateur

Poltergeist

Romeo and Juliet

Callipoli

Mother Lode

The Shining

Survive!

Jaws

48 Hrs

Big Bad mama

Frandid
Saturday 15th April 2017
3:58 pm U.K.

duckstar@free.fr

By the way, I am looking for an original RMT-217 remote for my SL-T50ME, I only had a RM-612 instead when I bought it. I want it to look almost as new because all my video machines and remotes (even those aged more than 30 years) look as new. And I am quite a perfectionnist !

Joe I am pleased if some of my passionate comments may be of some interest for you.

One thing : The average price of a working SL-HF950 on Ebay is about 800 /1000 € but sometimes you can find one for less than 450€. You must check twice a weak because they are rapidly sold. Most of the time they are auctions that start from 50 € and are finally sold bewteen 300 and 450 € depending on their cosmetic aspect.

joe
Saturday 15th April 2017
3:33 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Thanks frandid too.

As i said, i have a very good friend here. Is a pleasure, and i tell you the same that MR Lambert, is you know a good hf950 unit, please fell free to contact to me.

id like to have one of this machines.

Id like to have a good units to see my old betamax tapes and i am looking to buy a good jvc vhs prosumer unit for my vhs tapes, but this is another question and is no concerning to this place.

Thanks to all

joe
Saturday 15th April 2017
3:26 pm U.K.

jcvfabogado@gmail.com

Many thanks MR Lambert, i can tell one clearly thing, i dont know you personally but i dont need to know personally a man to tell is my friend and for me you are a very good friend. Every people who try to help another whitout wait absolutly anything should be a good man and here in the forun there are very good people

You helped me in the past time whit my twom40 and even remember when i post here for first time whith vtc-nx10 and you allways tryed to help me so i can said totally you are my frνend.

As i said the machines are in my parent house but i am confident that as soon as i can i will send you and i can tell this, if is imposible to fix one or even the two, i will give you.

Here in Spain id see that for 25 or 30 Euros i can send you the VCR.

Is there are another cheap option please fell free to tell me.

Is clear that i prefer to pay to you, because when i send the VCR i would like you can revise this machines for full, hopefully maybe i can use it for many time whitout problems.

If you know a good hf950 i am interested to buy one too.

Thanks to all

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