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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-21-2021, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Quasipal
If you look at the old video head with a loupe or...

If you look at the old video head with a loupe or your mobile phone camera, as you spin it around 2 of the 5 visible head chips are green. That's the important thing to see in a new head you buy....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-21-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Quasipal
Ask the seller to confirm the part number and...

Ask the seller to confirm the part number and also that the two video head chips are green. If the heads are all black the is an all ferrite pattern part and not really suitable in my experience.
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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-21-2021, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 259
Posted By Quasipal
Hi, sadly the 'new' genuine heads still for sale...

Hi, sadly the 'new' genuine heads still for sale in retail are some sort of pattern part which does not track well or match the electronics (crackling audio). They are also basic ferrite so not...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-12-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By Quasipal
I'd pop out the mechanism with the tape in place...

I'd pop out the mechanism with the tape in place and manually work the spools and mode plate. Done quite a few like that where customers got tapes stuck. Also easier is to cut out a bit of the clear...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-29-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 427,436
Posted By Quasipal
HD670 was an excellent VHS machine. I say was as...

HD670 was an excellent VHS machine. I say was as it was rugged with amorphous heads and simple to use for reliable good quality timeshift work. But now it does not have all the trick features like...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-12-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By Quasipal
This is the fragile G deck, and any misalignment...

This is the fragile G deck, and any misalignment of the gears from pressing a tape out or even just a dirty mode switch will jump the gears. The problem is that there is no loading motor - everything...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-28-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,208
Posted By Quasipal
Any noise from this area needs to be attended to...

Any noise from this area needs to be attended to as it can mean metal surfaces are starting to generate friction. If the head drum is removable you can clean the shaft and inside of the drum where...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Quasipal
If you send me a private message I can then send...

If you send me a private message I can then send you my contact details.

I'm always happy to help anyone on this forum if I can and can take a look at your VCR.

FS200 is a good deck. Well worth...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-16-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Quasipal
Is it possible to locate a service manual online?...

Is it possible to locate a service manual online? When units have such issues, usually its because of lack of a voltage line or open circuit fusible link. Those connectors don't look like they were...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-06-2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By Quasipal
It has taken 25+ years but now I am seeing some...

It has taken 25+ years but now I am seeing some Panasonic NV-FS200 with bad capacitors on the picture processing PCB's. They are dried right out. Not that it is what is wrong with yours, but strange...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-28-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By Quasipal
It was all surface mount ones - the through hole...

It was all surface mount ones - the through hole ones on the Audio board and control board were perfect still. The unit smelled of fish when powered up and gave out no picture because all surface...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-27-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By Quasipal
I have a AG-8700 which also has pass through TBC....

I have a AG-8700 which also has pass through TBC. Anyone know if the two models are related? Anyway, I had to rebuild my 8700 with all new capacitors, a task which too around 12 hours total....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-14-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By Quasipal
I'm just going to add that when buying adapters,...

I'm just going to add that when buying adapters, NEVER cheap out and buy on price alone. The market is flooded with poor Switch Mode PSU designs, some of which are genuinely unsafe and also poorly...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-18-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By Quasipal
Thought I'd post an update on this in case anyone...

Thought I'd post an update on this in case anyone is interested.

Its almost all the usuals - an un-serviced VCR that was used and then sold with no cleaning or maintenance. Are all eBay VCR's like...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-14-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Quasipal
Resets every time a tape is inserted.

Resets every time a tape is inserted.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-14-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,407
Posted By Quasipal
Hi, I own 3 HS950's presently and have had a...

Hi,

I own 3 HS950's presently and have had a fair few pass through my hands.

My guess is the following. Pinch roller sticking is likey the drive coupler split so insufficient torque output from...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-13-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Quasipal
As long as the contact between the anti static...

As long as the contact between the anti static brush and the head is cleaned with something like IPA then that is good enough. It just bleeds static to ground.

As to your problem it may a...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-20-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 732
Posted By Quasipal
Panasonic FS200 loss of brightness and colour [UK repair service]

I have recently seen two FS200 VCR's with failed picture. Goes dark and full of noise.

I have found a fix, and can repair this issue. If you have such a VCR and want it fixed I can repair your PCB...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-12-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,138
Posted By Quasipal
One time I had an HS1000 that arrived in mint...

One time I had an HS1000 that arrived in mint condition that did what you described. The guides were out of adjustment. After adjustment the machine worked perfectly and to this day I don't know what...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-08-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By Quasipal
Sadly the 1980 is electrically very different to...

Sadly the 1980 is electrically very different to any of the PAL decks so sorry, I can't be of help. I will add though that if the CTL pulses are weak or missing then most Panasonic models mute the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-21-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By Quasipal
I would imagine so, but I have never taken a Sony...

I would imagine so, but I have never taken a Sony camcorder apart as mine have always worked 'well enough'. It shouldn't be too far inside but getting the outer skin off can be a long task - lots of...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-20-2017, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,459
Posted By Quasipal
That menu wheel is troublesome on all my Sony...

That menu wheel is troublesome on all my Sony units - but in my experience it can be worked and 'coaxed' with care. Try slow turning, turning back and forward and quick turns. All the problem is is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-04-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,699
Posted By Quasipal
Just to add that there are no capacitors to fail...

Just to add that there are no capacitors to fail in the video circuit of the HS1000 apart from in the PSU can - which runs hot. Unlike older VCR's they used IC's to process video and not boards with...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-28-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,633
Posted By Quasipal
I have only had two decks with this trouble -...

I have only had two decks with this trouble - both caused with problems on the Chroma board. The fact that what you have looks similar may mean nothing - or everything! Just impossible to exactly say...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-28-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,841
Posted By Quasipal
I have the very lead you need - lucky I keep...

I have the very lead you need - lucky I keep everything isn't it! Yours for free - just pay postage. Came from an HS1000 too!

As to the soft brake, sorry I can't find one (only have G deck ones),...
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