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Sony Betamax SL-2300 Capstan Speed Problem

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Oct 19, 2007.

  1. Guest

    have a Sony SL-2300 Betamax vcr that is having trouble with the capstan
    motor speed.
    The picture gets tracking lines in the picture about every 2 seconds. It
    clears up and the the
    tracking lines come back. Also the sound has a warble.
    I know this model Sony Betamax had a problem with the capstan motor servo
    lock
    but don't know how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


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  2. webpa

    webpa Guest

    Not sure I remember correctly...but: Belt?
     
  3. Deke

    Deke Guest

    First thing, replace the rubber pinch roller.
     
  4. The tracking potentiometer develops an open center-tap. Common problem.

    Mark Z.
     
  5. Guest

    Thanks for the responses on this thread.

    The pinch roller is not slick and is pulling the tape through smoothly
    and evenly.
    The tracking control has no effect on the picture tracking. So it
    sounds like Mark's tip about the tracking potentiometer might be the
    problem.

    I removed the tracking potentiometer and cleaned the contacts as best I
    could.
    I did not see anything else wrong. But I am not sure what I am looking for.

    Cleaning it did not seem to help. Am I doing something wrong?

    Also I think the tracking potentiometer is no longer available from Sony.
    Is there a sub that will work? Or is it time to chuck this unit?
    Thanks!


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