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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-28-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
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 07-09-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 556
Posted By Quasipal
Thanks for this. Never fully knew myself. In the...

Thanks for this. Never fully knew myself. In the UK we never had the standards switch option. Makes me wonder if these are machines intended for different markets and made on different assembly...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-03-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Quasipal
Being in the UK its difficult for me to see what...

Being in the UK its difficult for me to see what is available inthe US as many shops and searches won't yeild the same results. So my suggestion is to look on Amazon but not at marketplace sellers....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 12-02-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Quasipal
I work in electrical safety and that unit would...

I work in electrical safety and that unit would fail my tests - and I have not even got one here! Markings are a 60950 failure for a start and so with that said I would say that this is a potentially...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-13-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Quasipal
Sorry but black or grey lines when tape is in...

Sorry but black or grey lines when tape is in poor condition is what these decks do. However, and I don't know if this is a one off, I have an HS1000 as a daily user and plugged in all the time and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-07-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By Quasipal
If the buttons are mushy, it means that the PCB...

If the buttons are mushy, it means that the PCB behind has come detached and so the buttons are not reaching the tact switches. The deck is likely damaged but someone with an understanding needs to...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-07-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By Quasipal
If the front has been impacted then you can have...

If the front has been impacted then you can have a button permanently pressed in which locks the others out or a PCB may have cracked.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 11-06-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,422
Posted By Quasipal
Not to interfere, but that loose part is a snap...

Not to interfere, but that loose part is a snap clip which is likely one of the lugs from the front panel broken off.

In my experience, once a VCR gets enough of an impact to snap bits off, it is...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-31-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,438
Posted By Quasipal
The industrial capstans are blue colour - easy to...

The industrial capstans are blue colour - easy to spot the upgrade, and the head has the part number stamped on it so you can verify that too.

The blue capstans are hardened but not chromed, which...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 10-18-2018, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,438
Posted By Quasipal
Good find! I have never had capacitors go...

Good find!

I have never had capacitors go bad in this model, there are no surface mount types used. In fact the only issues I have had are worn video heads which make for more picture noise as...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-06-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By Quasipal
Its ok, picture is a bit muddy and colour not as...

Its ok, picture is a bit muddy and colour not as good as HS1000 or HS950. Good heads but the HS950 was a step up. If the HS950 gets a 9 out of 10, the HS900 gets a 6. But if you can get one under 40...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-06-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By Quasipal
Philips Turbodrive is really nice and simple but...

Philips Turbodrive is really nice and simple but gears can split or cogs jump a tooth. So what I did was to take all the gears off for checking and cleaning then replace them in correct sequence...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-04-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By Quasipal
CD lens, Donberg, Charles Hyde, eBay, SeMe, East...

CD lens, Donberg, Charles Hyde, eBay, SeMe, East London Electrical - I tried them all and no stock at all. But there may be one or two out there but as they were so expensive it is unlikely that a...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-04-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By Quasipal
Upper and lower drum are long discontinued. I...

Upper and lower drum are long discontinued. I tried to get spares in 2007 but out of stock even then, plus the price was over 200 + VAT. No chance now, just make sure to buy a low use example...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-04-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,702
Posted By Quasipal
Philips VR969 making odd noises is usually a...

Philips VR969 making odd noises is usually a split drive shaft. It sits on the right hand side of the deck and shifts the modes but its nylon on a metal spindle and the nylon cracks so the shaft...
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2018, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,565
Posted By Quasipal
I did the PAL version. All failed SM caps...

I did the PAL version. All failed SM caps replaced and the machine is still working SUPERBLY. It wasn't that hard. I did it with a standard mains powered iron and no problem to do. Just takes time.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-18-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
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 09-17-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By Quasipal
What brand and type are the tapes that don't...

What brand and type are the tapes that don't play? Some cheap tapes are failing now. They just shed and block the heads instantly.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-16-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
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: 447
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 07-23-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By Quasipal
I did share this a while ago but can't find the...

I did share this a while ago but can't find the post so thought I would add...

Have a listen to this linear soundtrack from one of the AG Panasonics. I think its pretty impressive and very usable...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-28-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,724
Posted By Quasipal
Usually powering off is caused by some sensor not...

Usually powering off is caused by some sensor not seeing what it expects - so turns off. May be just one tooth out of alignment in the cassette carriage or loading gears. have you taken the to off to...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-28-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
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: 1,326
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: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 06-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Quasipal
Its hard to find really good sound on movies. So...

Its hard to find really good sound on movies. So many have been released over and over again but never as good as original theatrical release. My grumble is muddy dialogue with too much treble boost...
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