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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-12-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
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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: Video Hardware Repair 08-30-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Quasipal
Was it a known good one? Just I am seeing...

Was it a known good one? Just I am seeing multiple failure of this item.

Few other things...

Check capstan is free to move. They can seize up for some reason.
Make sure slider under the mech...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-30-2020, 03:58 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 420,049
Posted By Quasipal
Just to add about the haloing, it may even be...

Just to add about the haloing, it may even be part of the recording. Some camcorders do this and some old broadcasts too. But you don't want to add to it with adding halos to the halos! Panasonic...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-29-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Quasipal
Sounds like the clutch is slipping. It's held...

Sounds like the clutch is slipping. It's held together with the same plastic that the infamous coupling gear is made from. A common symptom is loops of tape when you go into visual rewind while...
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 08-29-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 420,049
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 08-28-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Quasipal
Oh I see above. Glad you sorted.

Oh I see above. Glad you sorted.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-28-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Quasipal
What model was the mech taken from? If you did...

What model was the mech taken from? If you did not change the whole video head then there will be a mismatch in electronic circuits.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-21-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By Quasipal
What part was it you fitted? The issue with the...

What part was it you fitted? The issue with the tape loading sounds like the loading gear has lost a tooth. Very common fault.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-16-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Quasipal
These decks are very sensitive to tapes that are...

These decks are very sensitive to tapes that are a bit stiff. Machine thinks it has reached the end when it hasn't. One tip for you is to try another shell - swap the reels over. Sometimes that's all...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-12-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By Quasipal
That is old! Was it working previously and...

That is old! Was it working previously and stopped working or did you buy it in that state? Just that with old decks you can have several faults all at once - electrical and mechanical.

Honestly,...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-12-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Quasipal
Does this do it on all tapes at that point? Maybe...

Does this do it on all tapes at that point? Maybe the tape you are using has damage - if the tape is stiff or stuck the deck will automatically rewind as it does that to prevent damage by stretching...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-12-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
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: 1,113
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: 1,072
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: 635
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: 635
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: 15
Views: 2,079
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: 1,890
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: 1,890
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: 1,890
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: 2,174
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: 2,174
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: 2,481
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: 2,481
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: 2,481
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...
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