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Old 18th Sep 2021, 8:25 pm   #1
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Default ITT Nokia S-VHS VR 3799 Video Recorder - Information Needed

Hi Everyone, I've just pulled an ITT Nokia VR3799 S-VHS video recorder out of the loft and stupidly put a tape in it. It swallowed it up but won't give it back. Further investigation revealed a very slack capstan motor belt and a broken loading motor belt.

Needless to say finding replacement belts for it is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I'm wondering if this model is a clone of one of the bigger brand name machines of the era?

I bought it around 2001 for about 490. It was quite cheap for an S-VHS machine but I remember being a tad disappointed that it didn't have a flying erase head. As a result insert editing on it was a bit flakey. .
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Old 18th Sep 2021, 8:27 pm   #2
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It is based on the Sanyo P90 mechanism. I get my parts through the ASWO which is only open to the trade.

You should change the mode switch while you're about it.
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Old 18th Sep 2021, 8:50 pm   #3
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It is based on the Sanyo P90 mechanism. I get my parts through the ASWO which is only open to the trade.

You should change the mode switch while you're about it.
Thanks for you quick reply Michael. I'll see if I can get new belts and a mode switch for it.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 1:53 am   #4
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It isn't a clone (copy by another factory) or just the deck bought in, but rather an OEM model fully made by Sanyo. If you need other detail besides the deck, there's likely a very similar Sanyo model. It would already have been at least 5 years old by 2001.
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Old 19th Sep 2021, 1:11 pm   #5
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That's what I guessed. I realise now that by 1998 I was into digital video editing so I must have bought it before that. I've now found a P90 service manual online so the belt changes should be fairly straight forward. I'm sure that it was functional before it was stored so hopefully it might come back to life. I haven't found the front flap door but I remember to that it wouldn't stay closed.
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