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Martin
Saturday 4th May 2024
1:11 pm U.K.

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Just to let everyone know, V2000 PALsite has just been fully updated to work better on mobile devices

hydraxide
Monday 5th February 2024
4:04 pm U.K.

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Hello co-pallers.

I've a V2000 machine but not that much tapes.

Two tapes have bad video lints, they're rotten and damaged.

Has anyone tried to take the lint out of it and replace it with one from a VHS tape?

Did that work ?

Gerald
Friday 26th January 2024
3:28 pm U.K.

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I have a vp1000 in mint condition with the original case with it. What do they sell for?

Stephen Brinkley
Tuesday 9th January 2024
4:35 pm U.K.

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Hi, does anyone have Martin Potters contact details, thanks, Steve

Stephen Brinkley
Tuesday 9th January 2024
4:21 pm U.K.

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Hi, does anyone have Martin Potters contact details, thanks, Steve

James b
Thursday 1st June 2023
3:35 pm U.K.

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Richard Warner sounds like the mains filter capacitor you are talking about the machine will work with our that however you can get the values off it and put another in. However the switching off/on shutting down etc is common you will need to replace a lot of capacitors in the power supply section

chrisbati
Wednesday 8th March 2023
2:59 pm U.K.

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Hello,

I have a Philips V2000 VR2340 in a good general condition.

I have some issue with the mecanism that became lazy with the years.

Sometimes it's strong enough to run tape sometimes not.

I'm looking for a person who can repair this kind of video recorder.

I live in Belgium (people in the Netherlands or in France are ok toi).

Thanks in advance for any help

Kind regards

Chrisbati

chrisbati
Wednesday 8th March 2023
2:58 pm U.K.

Chrisbati

Hello,

I have a Philips V2000 VR2340 in a good general condition.

I have some issue with the mecanism that became lazy with the years.

Sometimes it's strong enough to run tape sometimes not.

I'm looking for a person who can repair this kind of video recorder.

I live in Belgium (people in the Netherlands or in France are ok toi).

Thanks in advance for any help

Chrisbati

Mr.Ray F.Edwards
Monday 28th March 2022
6:04 pm U.K.

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Paul Todd,I have splice a VHS cleaning cassette into a V2000 cassette,it works great,use 1/2" PROPER splicing tape that does not ooze,my kit was bought at Tandy 20 years ago,trim the edges with scissors to bring it back to 1/2",I dribble panel wipe What paint sprayers use to remove skin oils)Then play for 10 seconds,then leave 10 seconds,then play a tape,it works every time,in the past I have use top quality REAL Scotch tape to splice,and then trim,just keep the splices away from the heads,otherwise the oozing may be a problem,Hope this helps,Regards,Ray

Mr.Ray F.Edwards
Monday 28th March 2022
5:56 pm U.K.

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Hello all,I have a Canon microfiche reader printer machine,and would like to borrow the Grundig microfiche that has the Grundig video stuff on it,it has the machines before the V2000 machines,and the V2000 machines,the FAC cameras,and the short lived small CVC format machines called the VP 100,maybe I can borrow,or buy,or maybe some kind person can connect me with a past or present Grundig dealer,I have been using the V2000 and VP 100 and FAC camera stuff since 1982,and I also have a few of the V2000 portable tuner/Timers from Philips and Pye brand,Thanks,RSVP,Regards,Ray

Paul Todd
Monday 21st March 2022
10:02 am U.K.

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Also if anyone has any V2000 tapes with old recordings on that they are willing to post to me for a reasonable price I will pay. Of course I pay for postage too, but must accept PayPal payment. Thanks 😊 07510100022

Paul Todd
Monday 21st March 2022
9:59 am U.K.

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Hi I’m interested in paying for anyone who has a used or new but either way in fair condition wet cleaning tape for a V2000 please? I have a working unit here that I bought off a good seller in Netherlands however I don’t want to take it apart for head cleans each time also it has been sealed and is there is some guarantee I would rather not break the screw seals opening it up. I have looked for one for some time but find nothing. I was thinking of dismantling a couple of old V2000 cassettes and winding on a VHS wet cleaning tape to the spools then simply drilling a hole for the application of cleaning fluid. Is anyone willing to sell me such a tape cleaner for a reasonable price? Or willing to make me one in the above manner or similar? If not I will attempt making one myself, so if anyone has any tips or anything that is a wet V2000 tape cleaner get in touch. 07510100022

Richard Warner
Monday 27th December 2021
5:11 pm U.K.

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Please can you help... I have a Philips VR 2340 which is the same as the VR 2334 'video 2000' system video recorder which

I use in the UK.

Over Christmas had problems ... While playing or recording the machine would

switch off and back on clicking after about 10 seconds to continue playing or recording.

The main cause is the following...

I've checked the main access point where the electric cable is plugged into on the machine... It looks like this part is damaged and been on its way out for some time and expanded becoming

damaged. *

*Can you suggest a replacement which I can solder on to replace the damaged

one. **

Does any one have parts stripped out of an old VCR, The circuit board that I require is about the size of a 'thick finger' the main electric lead plugs into then two brown wires solder onto main transformer.... This circuit board capacitor is what I require.

I do have pictures of the item required

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Yours

Richard

Peter W
Monday 25th October 2021
5:22 pm U.K.

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I have a Phillips V2000 video recorder bought in 1982 which needed repairs in 1986 and has been stored in its original packaging ever since. Deciding to have a clear out over the weekend I almost took it down to my local recycling centre but had second thoughts. If anyone would like it free of charge they are welcome to come and collect. You never know one of you boffins might be able to get it working again or use it as a donor unit. I live in the South Croydon area, Coulsdon

AlexM
Saturday 25th April 2020
3:44 pm U.K.

Hi JohnH,

I'm working on a total of 4 of these machines at the moment which I've had in storage for 10 years or so. One thing i have found with one of them is the magnetic material on the capstan flywheel had become unstuck and had swelled slightly too. This was causing the flywheel to foul the board slightly giving a similar issue to you. On mine I had to re-glue it and then file it down slightly and it now works perfectly although the head rotary transformer also had a similar issue where some slight over-spill of glue was causing the head disk assembly to slightly foul it. Again I very carefull removed the glue and it's now working well.

Hope this helps but if I find anything else as I work on these, I will let you know.

Another thing I have also just thought of - have you swapped out all of the capacitors in the power supply? Makes a huge difference...

JohnH
Tuesday 4th February 2020
9:54 am U.K.

I have a Grundig 2x4 Plus which has a servo fault that I've been trying to fix for the last 30 odd years! Playback of recordings done before the fault appeared are OK, so obviously the servos in playback are OK, as are the heads and motors.

Now, when a recording is done, it plays back with severe tracking errors every few seconds. (If it was VHS, I'd say it was control pulses not being recorded, but obviously there's no such thing with V2000).

My conclusion is the capstan servo is the problem, because if I put the machine in pause when the picture is clear, it stays clear - so the head servo must be OK.

All the waveforms are there, although I cannot adjust the APB preset to centre the reference pulse on the ramp, it wants to stay up one end. If I try to change it, it loses lock. So phase problem?

I think the DTF is working, since there's the waveform being fed into one actuator during record, although the fixed voltage fed into the other actuator is about half what the manual says - not sure if that's important or not.

I realise there's hardly any Grundig 2x4 machines in use, let alone anyone that is familiar with them, but here's hoping someone might be able to help.

I'd really like another machine to swap modules from, but here in Australia, I can't see that happening.

Rich
Wednesday 29th January 2020
4:52 pm U.K.

If this is the unit for sale on Ebay then you'll have to check all solder joints on the psu board. Make sure the back up battery is changed if it won't hold charge as a defective battery can cause all sorts of problems with these vcrs. Also check the condition of the pinch roller before you attempt to play any tapes. The unit can be put into play without a tapes present.

Cheers

Rich.

Mark Thomas
Wednesday 29th January 2020
11:27 am U.K.

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VR2220 & VR2120 error code 1696

Hi can anyone help with the error code for the combo unit VR2220 & VR2120 error code 1696

Thanks In Advance Mark

Tom
Sunday 29th December 2019
4:54 pm U.K.

Hi Marco.

Just a suggestion = Research the magnetic tape that can be purchased on ebay.

It comes in all sizes and thicknesses.

I used it for flexible car signs it can be cut with a craft knife and seems the same as you need.

The magnet may be stronger so may cause overload and other problems so do the research.

Marco
Sunday 29th December 2019
9:57 am U.K.

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Hi Tom!

Thank you so much! Unfortunately the magnet is incomplete...two large pieces and the rest is just crumbles, it's impossible to stick them together!

Happy new year!

Marco

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