ZinFurbished Sony VO-9850 3/4″ Umatic VCRs for sale

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VO-9850 3/4″ Umatic VCR

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INFO-SONY VO-9850-Ser-73954We start with a high serial number machine. That means it’s newer, generally has less use and has the prospect of longer life. Then we ZinFurbish™ it to meet or exceed factory performance specifications.

Zinfurbished- for improved electronic and mechanical performance that supports  higher quality videotape archiving

for improved electronic and mechanical performance that supports higher quality videotape archiving

The machine was completely inspected before work started

Signal system capacitors were changed to tantalum capacitors:

  •  Longer life
  • Cleaner color
  • Better picture and sound

Drum and capstan motors capacitors changed:

  • Longer life, less chance of repair needed soon

Rubber parts replaced to fix problems or keep them from happening:

  • New pinch roller assembly installed and adjusted
    • Helps prevent tape sliding and damage
  • New Fast Forward/Rewind idler drive wheel:
    • Better tape handling, quieter
  • New belts:
    • Fast fwd/rewind, cassette elevator, and threading ring
      • Assures correct operation
      • Lessens damage potential
      • Less chance of early replacement needed

Cassette elevator inspected, lubricated and adjusted

Reel Spindles lubricated and adjusted for proper height:

  • Level spindles reduces risk of damage to tape edges
  • More stable playback: reels inside cassette don’t rub on cassette
  • Quieter in wind mode!  Less chance of “nails on chalkboard” and possible damage to tape

New cushions for control panel push buttons so they don’t stick in “pushed” mode, causing operation errors

ZinFan assembly for Sony VO-9800 series Umatic VCRs

ZinFan™ assembly added for cooling, especially needed in racked operation where there’s little or no vertical space for air circulation.

  • Longer life for components
  • Longer time between major maintenance
  • Lower long-term operating cost
  • Less Downtime
  • More productivity

Power supply ripple measured:  Evidence of clean power, good capacitors filtering AC, reliable operation, stable performance:

  • +12 volts signal system:17 mv rms
  • +12 volts system:    3 mv rms
  • +7 volts logic: 20.5 mv rms


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Sony VO-9850 Ser. 73954 Checked and repaired by Kenneth Zin  Sept. 01, 2013

 Available for immediate sale: Contact for pricing and delivery options

Additional machines available.

To get more details or to order, click on our Contact Page and let us know how to reach you.

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(530) 301-2931  ted@flashscan8.us
Southeast Rep: Rob Mobley
(407) 325-7839  RobMobley@flashscan8.us
www.flashscan8.us               209 East 12th Street, Marysville, CA 95901

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