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Andrew holland
Monday 27th May 2024
1:41 am U.K.


Hi I have a vintage rare Zenith KR-9000w Betamax vtr 1981 in excellent shape everything works great for sale I'm asking $1200 for it

Tuesday 23rd April 2024
10:29 am U.K.

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Yeah, its only player but is valid to transfers tape to digital.

Of course in the end i search another with stereo and tape counter!. But for 10e was irresitible buy It.

Monday 22nd April 2024
10:46 pm U.K.

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Jose I searched and I saw 2 for sale in wallapop, this vcr is only a player, the front is very similar to the Sony SL-C20

I didn't find the service manual but the Sony SL-C30 inside is identical of the SL-C20 but with remote control

You can download from here: https://elektrotanya.com

Saturday 20th April 2024
9:54 am U.K.

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Hi,i buy my first betamax video. I found it near my house very cheap only 10e in person. Its a sl-p20ch, when i turn it on the first time It don't make rewind or forward, It begin made a crazy sound clac clac clac. And play sometimes works and another It only play 2 seconds and stop.

So i read all the general guides in the site and i was prepare for the worst scenery.

I open the chasis i put a tape and.. i view the tape "jumping" in the right side, every clac was the tape junping in vertical.

So i think something its really broke in the mechanics,when i view something very fun..

A trident gum wrapper from 1988 was under tape loading bay. So when i put a tape inside the gum made the right be more Up. And the mechanics are not completely into the tape made It jumping.

After remove the gum,the video works perfectly. Very fun and strange fault.

Now i search info about this video, i don't found any info about It in the web. The only reference i found was a Article in a spanish newspaper in 1986 that It begin sale for around 70000 pts.(450e now). And It support Up to 3 hours 1/2 of play(tell the newspaper).

What beta format It support?.

Wednesday 17th April 2024
2:26 pm U.K.

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Hello Cristóbal here the language is the English because is the more spoken

You can use the google translator

Spanish: Puedes usar el traductor de google

Tuesday 16th April 2024
2:17 pm U.K.


Buenas tardes he adquirido un vídeo Sony sl-hf 950, ya de primeras, al introducir la cinta directamente se iba hacia dentro, incluso llegándome a pillar los dedos, luego todo funcionaba bien, al parar el vídeo y darle para que expulsara la cinta el carro se paraba teniendo incluso que ayudarle tirando de él para sacarlo, lo mi!smo para introducirlo, después todo funcionaba bien, ahora el carro ni sale ni entra, no funciona en play ni el rebobinado, no enhebra la cinta, gracias a Palsite ,pude saber que el motor de carga tiene un sistema de conmutador de modo, lo desarme y pude ver que en el engrane negro hay unas láminas, en pares de dos, en total seis, que se desplazan sobre un circuito impreso, lo pude reparar quedando fuerte, después de pegarlas estaba ilusionado con que todo iría bien pero nada, he comprobado todos los voltajes y aparentemente todos están correctos, he comprado el manual de servicio y leyendo sin entender el inglés, parece que hay que hacer algún reset, os pido ayuda, gracias anticipadas.

Thursday 11th April 2024
3:06 pm U.K.

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I found the service manual of Sony SL-F1E here:


Thursday 11th April 2024
2:48 pm U.K.

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Keith Wyattd do you has a multimeter for measure the 12 volts and if has enough current the power supply?

For measure the current use a lamp of 12 vols and 20 to 30 watts with the multimeter serially

(I don't know the maximum power of the power supply but in the specifications appears that the vcr consumes 8,4 watts without camera)

Here there are more solutions: https://www.palsite.com/slf1tech.html

Thursday 11th April 2024
2:29 pm U.K.

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Somebody knowns some about of the Toshiba V-8600B?

I found the service manual of the Toshiba V-8600 and V-8700 but nothing about the "B" version

Martin Evans
Wednesday 10th April 2024
3:48 pm U.K.

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We're currently doing some admin on the site. Please let us know if you are experiencing any problems.

Keith Wyatt
Tuesday 9th April 2024
10:45 pm U.K.


My Sony sl-f1 is dead.the tuner won’t turn on and no lights showing.the recorder is also dead the same no lights when using a separate power supply any help please.thanks

Fivos Sakellis
Tuesday 9th April 2024
2:03 am U.K.

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Paul. I have that belt but it's from an SL-T30ME which is a 711B chassis machine. The F25 uses the 711B2 chassis. That being said I don't know if they are interchangable I wouldn't mind sending it off to you.


Sunday 24th March 2024
3:14 pm U.K.

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Hello all.

I’d like some help please.

I have just acquired a Sony SL-F25 and inexplicably the loading/timing belt is missing!

It’s the toothed rubber one part number 368426401

Does anyone know where I can buy a replacement please?



Jacqueline Burkitt
Wednesday 6th March 2024
10:51 pm U.K.


I have a Grundig RP75 LCD video recorder in excellent working condition along with remote control. Although purchased 35 years ago this has hardly been used and looked after in a smoke free home. I am open to any offers made and collection will be required.

Harri Asunta
Tuesday 23rd January 2024
2:36 pm U.K.

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Hi, I am selling some great beta stuff on https://harriasunta.com/item/vintage-video-recorders/

And I have more, including rare SL-HF77 and SL-HF99 Pal Super Betas that were not sold in Europe, but these are not functioning, can be repaired with parts from other models though

Tuesday 23rd January 2024
2:16 pm U.K.

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Hello everyone. I just made this video to explain the problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnsrQgHcuzg.

Its a vtc5000 who makes noise only in the ring loading and not in unloading. The rest of the funtions are working nice.

I oiled every part wich hold the ring and all the belt zone white gears but i dont know whats is causing this noise.

Any help is wellcome. thanks.

Martin Evans
Friday 12th January 2024
10:11 am U.K.

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There is a link to the old Molgar catalogue on the PALsite directory page, but I have added the new link just in case:


Happy New Year everyone

Wednesday 10th January 2024
6:33 pm U.K.

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Noel I didn't think that these models that I told you are PAL or NTSC, only that has the same heads and mechanics

Noel Higgins
Tuesday 2nd January 2024
4:19 am U.K.

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Thanks for the heads up. I am surprised that I am also still occasionally finding models I didn't know existed. I recently saw a Sanyo NTSC machine that was using a tape loading mechanism the same or almost the same as the Sony SL-C9.

Martin Evans is the one who updates Palsite so hopefully he can glean some information and pictures if possible at that link location. There was quite a bit of Re-badging going on with the marketing names Titan and general it seems to me.

regards Noel.

Sunday 31st December 2023
10:59 am U.K.

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Noel I have new info about the Toshiba V-8600, V-8650 and V8700

I found a Spanish pdf catalog of heads, mechanics and list of VCRS with information of each head and mechanics

The mayority if for VHS but has Beta

In this catalog appears that these Toshiba VCRS have the head CV-044 and the mechanics Toshiba-102

This codes are internal for the company "Molgar" this catalog is old, actualy this company don't sell heads and mechanics

I searched in this catalog for to see what more VCRS have the mechanics Toshiba-102

And appears the Emerson VE-1002 already is knowed

But too appears these 3 VCRS with the same head and mechanics:

Fujitsu VG -200E

Funai VP-5000

General VG -200

I searched these 3 VCRS and I didn't find images and service manuals in google

You can download the catalog here for see: https://www.palcoelectronica.es/componentes/video/catalogovideo/Catalogo_Video_vol1.pdf

In this pdf somebody removed the first 38 pages where appears only straps but the rest is complete

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