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toto stefan
Saturday 23rd September 2017
5:39 pm U.K.

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i'm interested for this sony betamax sl-c7e. but i'm from spain.

Frandid
Friday 22nd September 2017
1:46 pm U.K.

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Misha don't forget that if you purchased it on Ebay or paid it via paypal you can send it back and ask for a refund.

Rich
Friday 22nd September 2017
6:47 am U.K.

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Kevin.

Thanks for the reply. Hmmm, I don't have a torque tape. I'd best not fiddle with it then. Haha

Rich.

Emil
Friday 22nd September 2017
3:36 am U.K.

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Hi!

I Just wan't to do a quick check with you all here on the site!

I've got some old VR, VCR & VHS- recorders of different brands,

2 Sony Betamax, one SL-C7e and one SL-8000e, 2 Philips, one VR -2025 Video 2000 and one N-1700 VCR Longplay

and 2 Grundig, one VCR 3500 and one V2000. One ITC Ikegami TVR-321, One ITT 240 Color VR-240 and one Universum 10300 BetaColor.

All of them is starting and have been looked over so now I was wondering if you gays can tell me more about them and what they could be worth, I would also appreciate tips about the best places to sell them.

I also got 3 BASF double play bands, DP26, 5 3/4in | 1800ft.

I hope you can help me out, Thank's in advance!

//Emil

K lambert
Friday 22nd September 2017
2:33 am U.K.

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Misha:

I feel your pain ,that has happened to me a few times too.

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

K lambert
Friday 22nd September 2017
2:32 am U.K.

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Rich:

The back tension is adjusted by a small screw/plastic slider located through a slot on the reel drive base on the left. The forward torque is on the SS board and usually has TQ next to it.

Do you have the Sony slc003 torque cassette as you WILL need this?

.........Kevin

Misha Berghege
Thursday 21st September 2017
7:29 pm U.K.

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Never mind about that part I requested; the machine I bought is a piece of .... ! The psu is broken, one head is worn and the other one gone, and there are more parts than just the front flap missing :(

Rich
Thursday 21st September 2017
3:57 pm U.K.

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Hi all.

Could someone tell me where the back and forward tape tension adjustments are on a Sony slhf100ub please?

Regards

Rich.

Misha Berghege
Tuesday 19th September 2017
3:04 am U.K.

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I bought a SL-T50ME, but it's missing the front flap... Does anyone have one for sale, or does the flap of any other machine fit this one?

stefan
Sunday 17th September 2017
1:23 am U.K.

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Thank you Frandid

Rich
Saturday 16th September 2017
3:40 pm U.K.

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Frandid.

Yes it's a UB. The front of the unit is fine apart from the missing flap on the right. Even all of the LEDs in the level meters work 😱

Frandid
Saturday 16th September 2017
3:13 pm U.K.

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Rich, if it was a SL-HF100 ES I might have been interested, but I see it is a "UB" UK PAL only model and all my Beta cassettes are SECAM... !

It seems that it is only a minor electrical problem so I wouldn't sell it for less than 350 on Ebay, moreover if the front of the unit looks good.

Frandid
Saturday 16th September 2017
3:02 pm U.K.

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I was speaking about E.E., "No E.E." probably means that the signal doesn't go directly from input to output. (As it should ?!).

Frandid
Saturday 16th September 2017
3:00 pm U.K.

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Stefan, it means input to output directly, bypassing any recording device. In fact in stands for" Electric to Electric" exactly.

stefan
Saturday 16th September 2017
9:12 am U.K.

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what does "No E.E." means?

stefan
Saturday 16th September 2017
7:25 am U.K.

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I have a SL-HF900 that will not accepted cassette. Timing marks seem ok. Gears are good. Powers on. Display lit. Power button led won't come on. Uses STK 5441.

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

8.4 0.5 4.9 Not used 10.5 9.2 12.3 13.5 21v specs from service manual

8.4 0.5 4.9 0.7v 0.2v 15.6 21v 21v actual readings power on 1.6v

Rich
Friday 15th September 2017
6:47 pm U.K.

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Frandid.

Thanks for the reply. I have no way of testing which transistor may be dead so I'll probably get rid of the VCR either by eBay or scrapping it for parts 😣

Regards

Rich.

Frandid
Friday 15th September 2017
6:36 pm U.K.

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Yes Rich, some transistors are still available new on some sites, some other can be found as used parts on some other sites. I think the more difficult for you will be to find which one is dead.

Rich
Friday 8th September 2017
3:24 pm U.K.

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Frandid,

Thanks for the reply. Yes rubber renue is fabulous stuff. I used it on a C6 that wasn't loading tapes, but now it does.

Dead transistor? Hmmm are they still available to buy?

Regards

Rich.

Frandid
Friday 8th September 2017
10:09 am U.K.

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Rich :

It seems that your problem is electrical (probably a dead transistor) as you don't notice any erratic behaviiour of the tap.

Also I just wanted to thank you for talking about Rubber Renue.. It seems great for rejuvenating pinch rollers that deteriorate tape. In one of his videos 12voltvids says : "Never (NEVER!) clean a pinch roller with alcohol, always use Rubber renue from MG chemichals"... mmmhhh ... better learning this now than never... !

David:

I'm answering to one of your older posts I didn't see ; Beta III (ntsc) is better than VHS LP but clearly inferior to beta II ... !! Betamax SECAM was way much better than VHS SECAM. In fact VHS SECAM was never too good, it seems that the VHS makers never tried to make good recording circuits for SECAM...

But Sony Betamax really did a good job and Sony Beta clearly shows the superiority of SECAM compared to PAL and NTSC. (More contrast, brighter colors...).

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