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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by GregS, May 12, 2009.

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  1. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Working on a delux version of the VCR. There is a little white
    lever in the upper right of the loading mechanism that is preventing
    insertion of the tape. I just wondered if this was a common lever
    in some versions ??

    This thing weighs at least 35 lbs.

    greg
     
  2. Working on a delux version of the VCR. There is a little white
    That's an awfully heavy lever. (ba DUM!)
     
  3. b

    b Guest

    erm, which model? sony did about two dozen , you know....
     
  4. GregS

    GregS Guest

    SL-HF900

    I think there was a manual for this around, but the main person passed
    and that might be a problem.

    greg
     
  5. SL-HF900
    I own this unit, and have the service manual. (Certainly one of the classic
    Betamaxes. Best timer-setting system ever, in any VCR.) If you could ask a
    specific question, I'll try to find the answer.
     
  6. GregS

    GregS Guest


    There is a white lever preventing insertion of cassette. I can't
    see anything to make it move. Its either out
    of position or something else is broke or missing.
    if I remove the lever it will otherwise work except the mechanism
    may be unsable.

    http://zekfrivolous.com/sony/

    greg
     
  7. There is a white lever preventing insertion of cassette. I can't
    Give me an hour or two to get back to you on this. I'm in the middle of some
    things that have to be completed. Thanks for your patience.
     
  8. GregS

    GregS Guest

    Well there is nothing wrong with that. Its my Beta test cartridge thats
    at fault. ??

    I am now working on the real problem. Looks like sticky feed motor.

    greg
     
  9. GregS

    GregS Guest

     
  10. Fixed that, now the tape will not move much or none in
    Though unlikely, don't rule out a high-friction cassette.
     
  11. GregS

    GregS Guest


    I got two more SL-HF900's. Seems like all have common sticktion problems.
    I had the transport motor system out 3 times on the first machine.
    That a bitch to do. I also heard its hard to get new tapes.
    I also looked at another model Sony lying around and a belt was
    finished on that model. The first machine works fine in play and record,
    and fast play in forward and reverse, but has winding problems.
    I don't know, the motor has a lot of torque.

    Fun.

    greg
     
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