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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-18-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Argalby
Thanks for that view dpalomaki, I haven't had...

Thanks for that view dpalomaki, I haven't had time to compare the two versions of the board, but I'm guessing they reworked the new board to make it neater. Those wires are ridonculous!
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-14-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Thanks for those photos. Interesting! Certainly...

Thanks for those photos. Interesting! Certainly not as compact or tidy as the newer version. It looks like the connector strip on the edge may be the same, so I'm wondering how they got rid of all...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-13-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
just_a_hobby --- I haven't had my "old" Y/c...

just_a_hobby --- I haven't had my "old" Y/c card apart, as far as I can tell it's working okay (other than the bw/color switch isn't working) There's no rhyme or reason why these cards fail. I've...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-13-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Yes, that's mine! It is really ugly compared to...

Yes, that's mine! It is really ugly compared to the newer versions. Thanks for the photo, I thought I had the only one :)
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Thanks! Actually that Y/C card with the wires...

Thanks! Actually that Y/C card with the wires coming out of it is working well, gives a great picture. The problem is that the color/BW switch on the front of the unit does nothing, always stays in...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-12-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Yes, I agree. It's a real chore repairing these....

Yes, I agree. It's a real chore repairing these. I've done several and you can't rush it, one blob of solder in the wrong place, or one misaligned capacitor and you're out of luck. To say nothing of...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
There's small "ears" inside the white plastic...

There's small "ears" inside the white plastic connectors that hold the connections to the main board. Use a very small screwdriver to pry apart the connector while you carefully pull the board out. ...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
I toast your accomplishment! It's very rewarding...

I toast your accomplishment! It's very rewarding when it's done and you see the nice picture isn't it? You're right a steady hand helps a lot! I pulled all the aluminum caps on the Y/c board, and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-04-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
I just wanted to post back about how the repair...

I just wanted to post back about how the repair to my AG-1980's went. All I can say is it's much akin to brain surgery~ I got both of my units going but it's extremely tricky. You need to replace all...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 08-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Hi: I haven't had a chance to work on it yet,...

Hi: I haven't had a chance to work on it yet, and it might be a while. I'm working double shifts now, and I really need a big block of time to work on this. Everything I've read indicates it's the...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-10-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Here's some close-ups of the Y/C board with the...

Here's some close-ups of the Y/C board with the metal cover removed. This is the "business side", the reverse side is mostly tiny SMD caps.

http://www.rentalmouse.com/samples/AG1980board.jpg
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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-10-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
NJRoadfan - Thanks for your tips on removing the...

NJRoadfan - Thanks for your tips on removing the SMD caps.....I appreciate it!
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-10-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Yes, I think a hot air station is the way to go. ...

Yes, I think a hot air station is the way to go. I have one of those smd "tweezer" type soldering irons....mine is more clunkier looking than the one in your photo. It doesn't work as well as I'd...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-10-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Thanks so much guys! I appreciate the help. I...

Thanks so much guys! I appreciate the help. I haven't found any "exploded" or buckled capacitors yet, but I have found two that were reading only about half of their marked ufd (can't remember...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 06-09-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,367
Posted By Argalby
Panasonic AG-1980 capacitor repair?

I'm involved in replacing the 100+ electrolytic capacitors in my AG1980. It's quite a daunting task :smack:

I'm almost done, but I'm wondering if it's also necessary to replace any of the SMD...
Forum: Marketplace 04-22-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By Argalby
Thanks for responding. I'll have to wait for now....

Thanks for responding. I'll have to wait for now. Wife doesn't understand the benefits of a "better VCR" and put the kibosh on things :( Thanks for taking the time to reply!
Forum: Marketplace 04-18-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,897
Posted By Argalby
Hi: I don't have anything to trade, but how...

Hi:

I don't have anything to trade, but how much would you want to sell it for?
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 02-01-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,165
Posted By Argalby
Thanks for your help. If I ever find out what...

Thanks for your help. If I ever find out what the "Mono" position on the switch is supposed to do, I'll post the answer :)
Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 01-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,165
Posted By Argalby
Vidicraft Detailer II instructions? Mode, VNX?

Hi!

I just purchased a Vidicraft Detailer II. I wasn't able to find any instructions for it, and I think I have most of it figured out. But I have two questions:

1.) Using the "Mode" switch,...
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