Wanted Sony SL-C30 part needed

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So ..I just got another 'blast from the past' on my bench ..
This customer has a huge betamax library he wants to transfer to Disc before it's too late..
Problem is that first I need to repair his Betamax VCR ..
Th problem is s far diagnosed to a very worn pinch roller ...thus it needs replacement.
..looking around the web I found a couple of places that specifically advertise parts for old equipment ...but no one appears to actually have one..
So ..
A longshot here but worth an ask ..
Either a brand new one (preferably) or a good condition used one..
Small enogh that this part does not have to be in the UK ..so ...
can anyone help here ?
The actual model of my Beta VCR is SL-C30UB ..but any variant of the SL-C30 will do ...also a part intended for closely related models such as SL-C20 will fit ..
rgds
VS
 
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On some worn out rubber pinch rollers I have had luck by just putting some heat shrink tubing on them, it's like doing a recap on a tire, it works in some cases, and sorry I never stocked up on Beta parts.

If the tubing is too slick then all you do is rough it up a bit with some 600 grit sand paper, then buff it down with some crocus cloth if its too rough.
 
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You need this :D

Betamax PALsite : The Betamax Repair Centre

Sony eSupport - Electronics - Purchase Replacement Parts & Accessories

I had a similar thing a few years back with an old Sanyo Betamax. The reel drive motor packed in making it terminal as i couldn't get one. I just ended up selling it on eBay for parts.
Already a member at PALsite great for info ...but I'v put out an BOLO on the chat forum ..and so far ...no one has replied to say they have one..
Sony support are a waste of time for parts on hardware made in the 80s..
rgds
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So ..I just got another 'blast from the past' on my bench ..
This customer has a huge betamax library he wants to transfer to Disc before it's too late..
Problem is that first I need to repair his Betamax VCR ..
Th problem is s far diagnosed to a very worn pinch roller ...thus it needs replacement.
..looking around the web I found a couple of places that specifically advertise parts for old equipment ...but no one appears to actually have one..
So ..
A longshot here but worth an ask ..
Either a brand new one (preferably) or a good condition used one..
Small enogh that this part does not have to be in the UK ..so ...
can anyone help here ?
The actual model of my Beta VCR is SL-C30UB ..but any variant of the SL-C30 will do ...also a part intended for closely related models such as SL-C20 will fit ..
rgds
VS
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Those with weak hearts, do not open the following link, they have the pinch rollers (apparently), but, that price, errrm......... o_O

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http://www.mrbetamax.com/PricePinchRollers.htm
 
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Those with weak hearts, do not open the following link, they have the pinch rollers (apparently), but, that price, errrm......... o_O

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http://www.mrbetamax.com/PricePinchRollers.htm
EEeeeeeekkkkk ....
$80 plus shipping plus import duty ...
I shall give this link to the customer ...and let him decide and experience the pain ..
His choice ..
buy it or scrap the vcr..
lol
 
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buy it or scrap the vcr..
lol
Unless its replaced, it'll pretty much be the end of one of the rarer Betamax machines in this country, which is a shame all for the sake of a tube of rubber around a bearing...

Actually, nitrile fuel hose as used on small engines is pretty much the same stuff, if you could slip a bit of that onto the roller in place of the old rubber, that might save it (and provide a lucrative sideline in repair parts!!)......
 
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h*tp://w*w.mrbetamax.com/PricePinchRollers.htm
The word rip off merchant comes to mind.

May be worth seeing if one off a VHS recorder would fit as the tape width is the same on VHS as it is on a Betamax. Cant see Sony completely retooling, i would probably say there is a lot of parts on a Betamax that was also used on a VHS machine.

I have been looking and have come across this. Not sure if its any good but it might fit.

PINCH ROLLER VIDEO SONY SLC5/SLC7 HEIGHT: 19MM... - UK (GBP)

This will definitely fit :D

Sony Pinch Roller Assembly Vcr: SLC20UB SLC30UB SLC40UB SLF1UBSLF25UB SLHF100UB SLC9UB
 
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Sorry Manic ..
Already been here ...

No point in ordering from Partmaster ..
Credit card only ...and £30 ..
Not that I wouldn't pay that much for it ...but I aint riskin £30 ...for a part they dont even have..
lol
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Pinch Roller Assembly Vcr: SLC20UB SLC30UB SLC40UB SLF1UBSLF25UB SLHF100UB SLC9UB

Normally despatched within 10 working days

Delivery Information: Please note that this product is currently out of stock, and therefore cannot be despatched immediately."
 
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A long shot.
A have a catalog from 1987 and it has pinch rollers to SL-C30-PC article number 2809.
The company seems to still be running a shop and maybe they have an old stash, who knows.
It's jec.se but their website is non-existant, no contact info.
A whois search will give you an email address [staff at jec.se] and the name of the owner, Roman Poddany probably in the retirement age by now.
Snail mail:
Japan Electronic Center AB
Västra Ringgatan 31
745 31 Enköping
Sweden

Phone number: +46 171 270 25
Mobile: +46 70 092 70 35, +46 73 616 69 88
Fax(!) +46 171 214 53

They used to have a store front in Uppsala as well where I've shopped but that was a long time ago.
 
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Sorry, I misspelled. It's SL-C30-PS
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Having had no success finding a new pinch roller ..I turned my attention to restoring the original as best I could ..
The metalic surface of many tapes over the years had seriously impregnated the rubber drive surface ..
So ..the pinch roller was removed from the VCR and fully immersed in ISO Alcohol for 2 days ..then scrubbed gently with a stiff toothbrush and paper towels..
The result was not perfect ..but the improvement was dramatic..

I have so far played 5 x L-750 betamax tapes through without any sign of looping , bunching or creasing of the tape.
Customer has been warned that this is not a pukka cure ..but that it may well serve to do his transfers if treated with respect.
Hes happy and Im happy ...and £30 better off..
:D
 
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A bit late I know but the original trick to restore these was to clean off the worst dirt, then immerse in a pan of very hot - not boiling - water and let to cool naturally to room temperature.
 
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