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Forum: Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 04-27-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 319
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Posted By Quasipal
Bogilein, that's an amazing list and I can...

Bogilein, that's an amazing list and I can confirm it's right. Really helps to clarify the range.

Just to add, the 860, 930, 950 and 960 also had frame store noise reduction. Like JVC Digipure.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-27-2021, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Quasipal
I'm seeing more FS200 and FS88 with problems this...

I'm seeing more FS200 and FS88 with problems this past two years. A shame as it's a good deck.

I have been able to resolve this issue by replacing capacitors in the video circuit but there are...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-16-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Quasipal
Some good points raised. One often overlooked...

Some good points raised. One often overlooked aspect is what was the deck previously used for.

If for 'just under the TV with light use' that will still have been powered up for over a decade with...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-16-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Quasipal
That's it exactly. And I run classic cars too. As...

That's it exactly. And I run classic cars too. As a friend said to me (his passion is audio cassette decks) is to consider ALL tape decks having at least one problem at this point even if they have...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 04-15-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,504
Posted By Quasipal
PM noted. I can fix most issues but parts...

PM noted. I can fix most issues but parts suppliers have pretty much dried up, so some faults needing heads or capstan motors will require parts that are no longer available new.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-21-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By Quasipal
Happy to help. Yes I'm in the UK! Do tell us how...

Happy to help. Yes I'm in the UK! Do tell us how you get on with your search. Nice to hear good news!
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 03-21-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
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: 439
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: 439
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: 603
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: 666
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: 319
Views: 449,556
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: 666
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: 319
Views: 449,556
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: 642
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: 642
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: 642
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: 463
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: 845
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: 463
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: 616
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: 1,645
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: 1,424
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: 734
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: 734
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...
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