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Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-17-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Search for a SCQ3.6 on the internet and order...

Search for a SCQ3.6 on the internet and order one. I'd replace it too
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-15-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Best go to pacparts.com and order a VEB1237. ...

Best go to pacparts.com and order a VEB1237. It's best to replace the grip pad.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-09-2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 26,685
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Need more information, Skips side B only? Within...

Need more information, Skips side B only? Within the first two minutes?
I have not seen a laser being the issue.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-08-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 69
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Some of the Japanese player do take 115/120VAC...

Some of the Japanese player do take 115/120VAC for the input but it is not labeled on the unit. I have not worked on the HF7G so you'll need to remove the top and look on the power supply board...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-03-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
As long as it produces a sine wave the step-down...

As long as it produces a sine wave the step-down should be good. The power supply output stages are regulated so it in theory would only affect the power supply parts before the output regulation. ...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-02-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Wanted you to try the CD as there are no NTSC/PAL...

Wanted you to try the CD as there are no NTSC/PAL formats issues when playing a CD. The tray should go in and drop down to clamp the CD; then after it recognizes the CD it should spin. If the tray...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-02-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 101
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
If it cannot play a CD then you have problems. ...

If it cannot play a CD then you have problems. It the CD spins normally and the player cannot read it then either the laser is bad, the ribbon cable between the turn mechanism and main board or the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-20-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 117,394
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The CD changer/LD players are problematic do to...

The CD changer/LD players are problematic do to the extra moving parts. The LD player was intro level.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-17-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 117,394
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
You won't be able to get much for the Sony as...

You won't be able to get much for the Sony as even when working the Sony players had more grain in the picture than the other brands.


I'd just buy a Pioneer unit. I repair the Pioneer units and...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-07-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
If your VCR has HiFi sound it would have 2...

If your VCR has HiFi sound it would have 2 pickups (heads) for the HiFi and 2 pickups for the video. This is the same no matter what speed it plays. The better players have 4 pickups for video. ...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-06-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 67
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
I live in Manassas, Va. I repair laserdisc...

I live in Manassas, Va. I repair laserdisc players as a hobby. I can check out the players ability to operate but I cannot straighten the unit out to be good as new. That is not an easy task.
...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-05-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Are you opening the player and manually cleaning...

Are you opening the player and manually cleaning the pickups on the rotating drum or using a cleaning tape. Cleaning tapes are a joke if the head gap is clogged.

Other than that sometimes the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-13-2016, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,720
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
I have had a couple experiences where the...

I have had a couple experiences where the movement motor gets a dead spot, could be that. Maybe movement motor and gear assembly can be replaced and it will work. Other times the ribbon cable goes...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-12-2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,720
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Even after sitting for a minute or two it still...

Even after sitting for a minute or two it still won't eject?


Write me at kbahr@comcast.net
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-24-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The locking was for the older players, nothing to...

The locking was for the older players, nothing to lock on the 97, just let it completely power off before unplugging the unit. The door breaks when you pick up the player from the front. Shipping...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-24-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Yes, the key is at least 2 inches of bubble wrap...

Yes, the key is at least 2 inches of bubble wrap all around the player to absorb a shock. This is the most important part of the packaging. Peanuts are the worst thing to use as they tear apart and...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-01-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
I was thinking of a different 700 unit. I have...

I was thinking of a different 700 unit. I have not repaired any LD-700's so I could only guess that you may have a power issue. Only thing I could recommend is try cleaning the laser to see if that...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-31-2016, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Just press FF and REV and let it go from one edge...

Just press FF and REV and let it go from one edge to the other, May need to do it a few times. Also switching back and forth between side A and aide B moves the pickup over all the metal rod (rail)....
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   10-31-2016, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
It's not loosing sync. Either you got some dust...

It's not loosing sync. Either you got some dust on the guide rail or the grease needs to be exercised or replaced. Try scanning from the inner to the outer edges and then see if it will play...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   09-16-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 117,394
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
This is normal if the bad LD's are AC-3 Dolby...

This is normal if the bad LD's are AC-3 Dolby Digital encoded and you are listening to the analog audio and hearing the noise in the right channel. You need to listen to the digital audio to avoid...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-28-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The LD needs to be Dolby Digital encoded, it's on...

The LD needs to be Dolby Digital encoded, it's on the right analog channel, to get the Dolby Digital or AC-3 audio.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-26-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Buy any new receiver/processor, All you need is...

Buy any new receiver/processor, All you need is the AC-3 RF demodulator to convert the RF encoded AC-3 into a regular bitstream and then it works with any receiver/processor that DVD or Blu-Ray works...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-09-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
It was made by RCA and search on Selectavision. ...

It was made by RCA and search on Selectavision. The later models were supposed to be better as the needle would jump sometimes on the early ones. It still has RF modulated audio just like the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-08-2016, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Sorry, I used the wrong term. I agree Master...

Sorry, I used the wrong term. I agree Master Audio Blu-Ray is not compressed. I should have said the dynamic range is greater with LD.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   08-02-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 646
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
LD sound (once the LD public demanded it) got the...

LD sound (once the LD public demanded it) got the producers to provide full dynamics capable with the audio. It is not compressed. That is all it is DVD and Blu-Ray are compressed more than LD. LD...
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