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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-24-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 61,556
Posted By deter
Yes I kind of agree that with that plastic gears...

Yes I kind of agree that with that plastic gears causing these machines to go in loading mode is a bad design. Quality was always an issue for me and getting the best possible quality out of a tape....
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-22-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 61,556
Posted By deter
On this PC that I am writing to all you on, a few...

On this PC that I am writing to all you on, a few years ago I spilled a soda on it and I didn't check and some of the soda spilled under the PC. The PC was trashed. I was told one guy in my area can...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-12-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By deter
dpalomaki, That is really creative and...

dpalomaki,

That is really creative and crazy to be honest.

I did an entire write up on videohelp in real time years ago with actual videos pulling tapes out that were stuck or half loaded and...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-12-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By deter
This happened to me back in Jan. But my tape was...

This happened to me back in Jan. But my tape was tangled. Was watching Red Dawn and the VCR ate the tape. Cut it, lost like 1 second of video and than tested out the machine and it was fine. I really...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 09-12-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By deter
I personally would cut the tape with scissors and...

I personally would cut the tape with scissors and try to move the tape out by hand or hitting the eject button. Than I would nail polish the tape back together.
Forum: Marketplace 05-06-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By deter
You have to dis ensemble all the boards and...

You have to dis ensemble all the boards and rebuild them. Replacing capacitors is only part of the problem. Can you install pinch rollers, rebuild the entire loading mechanism? Replace gears, motors...
Forum: Marketplace 05-06-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 920
Posted By deter
I have an AG 1980 that just needs the video heads...

I have an AG 1980 that just needs the video heads replaced. Everything else has been fixed. If someone wants a part of this PM my account. You would need to send another AG Unit so I can pull the...
Forum: Marketplace 04-02-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By deter
Moved to PM. -LS

Moved to PM. -LS
Forum: Marketplace 04-02-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By deter
US to Canada is expensive and an absolute rip off.

US to Canada is expensive and an absolute rip off.
Forum: Marketplace 04-01-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By deter
It cost me $20 to send a video tape to Canada so...

It cost me $20 to send a video tape to Canada so my guess is a lot at least $150.00. I would have to take the fully packaged box down to the store and get a quote.
Forum: Marketplace 03-31-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By deter
Only have one of these left, the VCR tapes are...

Only have one of these left, the VCR tapes are free. I keep getting PM's on this website of people interested. The one guy was from Canada and he would have purchased the unit but the shipping was...
Forum: Marketplace 03-10-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
This is kind of interesting and with my posts you...

This is kind of interesting and with my posts you never know what you are going to get. I am like a creative mad man who too many is insane.

A few year ago wanted to see if it was possible to fix...
Forum: Marketplace 03-10-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
The S-Video outputs on the 2100 makes a massive...

The S-Video outputs on the 2100 makes a massive difference, it is the only Beta machine ever with this feature. Hooked up to an external TBC, the videos I have from recorded TV looks pretty much like...
Forum: Marketplace 03-09-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
lingyi, Have an old collection of betamax...

lingyi,

Have an old collection of betamax tapes, what I found a lot of them cause the age do have oxide drop outs in the picture. That is very common. A few years ago purchased a tape baking...
Forum: Marketplace 03-09-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
lingyi, Just like the rebuilding of the...

lingyi,

Just like the rebuilding of the AG-1980 units that I do, we are dealing with something different, cause these units are being rebuilt. I am a repair guy. This unit I am selling, has over...
Forum: Marketplace 03-08-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,721
Posted By deter
Only have one of these left, the unit works great...

Only have one of these left, the unit works great and I am giving away 20 VHS tapes (Movies) along with the order.
Forum: Marketplace 03-08-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
Well I may sell a refurbished HF-2100, in time.

Well I may sell a refurbished HF-2100, in time.
Forum: Marketplace 03-05-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
I am not selling a Sony HF-2100, this listing is...

I am not selling a Sony HF-2100, this listing is for a Sony Super Betamax SL-HF860D for $550, which has been fully rebuilt. It is a pretty good deal considering the repair costs were around $300.
Forum: Marketplace 03-04-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
You know this machine is 32 years old. It is...

You know this machine is 32 years old. It is amazing the longevity of these old Sony units. This unit needed some work that is why it is going to last. It has new parts. To find parts for betamax...
Forum: Marketplace 03-02-2020, 03:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By deter
Sony Super Betamax SL-HF860D (For Sale)

Very nice, fully rebuilt Betamax unit for sale.

The SL-HF860D, was one of the better Betamax units for picture, audio and overall quality.

This unit has been fully restored to perfect working...
Forum: Marketplace 10-15-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,272
Posted By deter
The boards are different and they produce a...

The boards are different and they produce a different picture. Go buy two on Ebay, pull them apart and do reverse engineering. By trail and error figure what causes what. Than figure out how to re...
Forum: Marketplace 10-09-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By deter
NJRoadfan, I didn't even see your post, I have a...

NJRoadfan, I didn't even see your post, I have a rebuilt SL-HF860D sitting on my deck, you want it PM my account.
Forum: Marketplace 10-09-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By deter
I rebuilt a few betamax units. One of them, still...

I rebuilt a few betamax units. One of them, still using with an external TBC it is amazing. The model SONY SL-HF2100. Best picture by far for any beta machine, it has s-video out puts as well.

Do...
Forum: Marketplace 10-09-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,272
Posted By deter
Yes, I just sent you a PM, I have one left. This...

Yes, I just sent you a PM, I have one left. This machine is absolutely perfect. It is the AG-1980P that has a better picture and board than the normal AG-1980. It is the best VCR. The machine I have...
Forum: Marketplace 05-19-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By deter
It is a good unit to fix any unit is a good unit...

It is a good unit to fix any unit is a good unit to fix, I just can't do these anymore cause it takes to long and the costs on my end have doubled and tripled. If I have an extra rebuilt unit in the...
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