HI I have a Sony Betamax recorder SL-F1UB and timer tuner TT-F1UB combined unit. I have had from new with TRINICON camera in 1982. It has not been used for some time I wanted to look at a special tape for converting to DVD. Unfortunately I put the tape in the recorder and it will not eject or play. I suspect it needs an overhaul . How can I remove the tape safely?
Thanks for your reply The good news here is that the the tape decided to play so I watched the footage and let it run to the end of the tape hoping it would rewind?? It did not rewind, however I pressed the eject button and it worked. I am relieved to retrieve it. I agree it requires a clean up and check belts etc. I am taking this tape to be copied to disc to a local company this week who transfer tapes and films. They have numerous VCRs including Betamax. So I am sure they will advise me of a local repair company who can look at my recorder. I don't want to tackle this job myself. I will let you know the results in due course thanks for your help. Regards Alan
Can I buy replacement belts online etc if required?
Thanks Michael I have made a note of that information. I have not proceeded with my repair at the moment.