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  1. Video Electronics


    Nice work. 3rd one looks familiar. Where is that?
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    Check with Jorge at VX1000market. He's a century distributor.
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    GV-D900 / GV-D1000

    Both use the VX1000 mechanism which is good but comes with all the same age related issues as the VX1000. You might think about kicking the can down the road a bit and grab a VX2100 for capturing. Easier to work on than then the decks for sure and that chassis is extremely reliable if serviced correctly.
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    Vx1000 mic issues

    It can be other things, sure. I have one on the bench right now that has a badly corroded connector on the AU board, where FP-208 connects coming from the back of the handle. Couldn't see it at all until I pulled the ribbon and found it solid green.
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    Vx1000 mic issues

    Hey, yes I still check several time a day during the week. So to be sure I understand, when a tape is in and it's in cam more, are you seeing the level meter move, letting you know that the mic is picking up audio...but it's not recording it? Or the mic isn't picking up the audio?
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    Bent cassette compartment - VX2100

    It's not too difficult but I'outta here shortly. Briefly...remove the side case. Remove the head cleaner frame (white nylon), remove the Damper Assembly (black, left side, number 716 on the page you show),. Then push the cassette holder down as though you were going to close it. You'll see a section of the rail on each side that opens up so you can push the front arms of the cassette holder through. Once cleared rotate it backwards and pop the rear legs out. Go slow and it'll all make sense as you do it. And yes, you can mess things up but you probably won't. I'll be back Monday at 7 eastern if you need me.
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    VHS Fisheye Focus

    Hey man, Interesting. Doesn't really add up. Sounds like you've already done this but without the lens on, zoom in on an object 12-15 ft away on auto focus. Then switch to manual focus and zoom back out. If it stays in focus, it's set correctly and I have no idea why the fisheye isn't working correctly.
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    VHS Fisheye Focus

    I remember those actually. The AG has a master/slave lens configuration that had to be aligned manually for a back focus procedure. If the back focus is correct without the lens then that's not the problem. The only other thing that can cause what you're seeing is an incompatibility with the lens for some reason. Are you using an adapter to mount the lens? Maybe the lens is sitting too far out from the cam?
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    VHS Fisheye Focus

    Hey, sorry, just seeing this. Are both cams the same make and model?
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    VX1000 Tape won't open, weird colors

    Ah, the 2025 is only for day date stamp and retaining settings. The color issues are likely solder fractures in the video circuit...very common. If it won't eject, the power circuit has been compromised, also common. Since the cam is new to you, there's no history, so what I'd uncover once I get it all apart is impossible to guess. The average range for repairs in general for the VX1000 is $150 to $250 if that helps give you an idea what to expect. I can be specific once I've gone through it. I'd let you know before doing the work.
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    VX1000 Tape won't open, weird colors

    Oh, sorry for the slow response...tis the season in here!
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    VX1000 Tape won't open, weird colors

    So, will the cam power on? If not it may be the battery but it's not uncommon for the cams power circuit to have failed. If it does power up, what happens when you try and eject?
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    VX2100 tape blocked

    Not likely I'm afraid.You have more than one problem and they don't seem as though they can be related. There are so many things that will need to be exposed and tested, the odds are very high that more damage than good would result if it's not something you do every day. If it were something routine and relatively simple I'd have been more than happy to walk you through it and save the money. And you're right, shipping isn't cheap from overseas. Between $50 and $60 each way depending on where you are. It was almost $80 to Tasmania. If you know Guillaume P and his crew in Paris, (they released "I Luv Kiev" a couple years back) you might ask him if he knows someone there. He used to send here but it got costly with multiple cams.
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    VX2100 tape blocked

    I got an email over the weekend from France, which I responded to this morning. Not sure if that was you but I believe the cam is on it's way today. If it wasn't you, feel free to send it with the form and I'll go through it for you. DON'T need a battery, tape, hood, etc. Just the cam and the form. Let me know to expect it. Oh, edit search failures and not ejecting are common problems for the VX1000 but not the VX2000 or 2100