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06-04-2008, 02:24 PM
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Hi all. I have a Sony EV-A50, 8mm VCR. It looks like the heads are shot. My tapes play fine on my camcorder but not on this deck. There are what looks like tracking lines through it and the audio is garbled. I ran a brand new tape through it for 20 minutes, with no luck. I used a Dry Head cleaner on it twice with no luck. Really sucks as I have a lot of 8mm Tapes to transfer over. Does anyone here know a good place to get this repaired, or how much head replacement costs for something like this? Or is it even worth it considering how hard it might be to find the parts.
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Use the camera. That's the best choice anyway, as the heads on it should play perfect to the tapes it made. Unlike a VCR.


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06-04-2008, 04:25 PM
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quote:Originally posted by lordsmurf

Use the camera. That's the best choice anyway, as the heads on it should play perfect to the tapes it made. Unlike a VCR.

Yup, I agree as well.
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06-05-2008, 12:01 AM
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If you really want to get it repaired, go to the Sony web site and check the service/support page - you can locate a Sony Service Center and even schedule a repair. Sony won't touch equipment that's 20 years old or older - as I learned to my dismay when I took a half day off at work to take my old Beta deck down for repair. They could have told me that up front. But the issue is parts - they just don't have them for units that old.
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