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  • Re: Beocord 5000

    [quote user="chartz"]I must be evil then I suppose, having two working specimens.[/quote] Hi Jacques, John maybe right, there is a demonic aura surrounding the Beocord 5000. Let's put aside for a moment my lack of technical skills. Yep, they are put aside. At this point the chronological order of exactly what happened, to which deck, and when is a garbled mess in my poor besieged head. These twin beasts have me completely befogged. However, let's just look at this single event,
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Thu, Nov 29 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    [quote user="Søren Mexico"] I will light a couple of candles for Buddha in our name, if that doesnt help an offer to the Valhalla gods, last resort will be a human offer to the Aztec gods [/quote] Hi Soren, I have seen some crazy stuff in my day, but nothing as confounding as this. If I got something wrong, and that is a definite possibility, then it is wrong. But this insanity: it works, it doesn't work, and it works again. You faced enormous frustration with both the Beomaster
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Thu, Nov 29 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    [quote user="chartz"]A possible remedy chez Rudy here: http://beolover.blogspot.com/2015/01/beocord-5000-47154716-exchanging-belts.html?m=1 Worth checking [/quote] Thanks Jacques! I could never but NEVER have done this belt change sans that video. Without Rudy's superb video I would not have even attempted it. Talk, talk, talk..... what sticks in my craw is BOTH decks DID work. They actually worked very well. But now neither does. Oh Jacques, my very good friend, it get's worse
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Wed, Nov 28 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    [quote user="chartz"]But seriously, as the great Sir Phil bla-bla-bla, part 7.1 of the service manual has instructions on how to adjust take-up torque, after you have adjusted capstan motor speed.[/quote] I glazed (and I used this word deliberately) over 7.1 more than once because it goes right over my head. To adjust my two errant Beocords is going to require WAY too much hand-holding to be a reasonable expectation. Damn, I hate being defeated by what is probably a simple adjustment, IF
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Wed, Nov 28 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    Hey Rich, I love your system too, you have wonderful taste. I have searched for years for a Beocord 2400 (The VU meters work with play, not just record) but all I have found has been tattered. I am a little surprised at your love for the Beocord 4500. I was gifted with one from the Netherlands, and I do LOVE it, but is so basic, only one channel indicator. Still the sound is superb and I LOVE the auto-reverse. Great stereo with the S-45.2 speakers. The same system, more compact, the Beocenter 9000
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Wed, Nov 28 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    Peter, Ha ha ha, you maybe right, but to have the exact same problem with two decks I have to think I didn't something wrong. What? I have no idea. The 8004 is a SUPERB machine. BeoBill serviced it (God help me) but John Worley did the mechanism to perfection. This is the cassette deck I use most often, and it is wonderful. (Sorry Rich) I also have a Beocord 9000 serviced by Martin, so you know it performs well. And it does. In my opinion the Beocord 9000 was the best cassette recorder B&O
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Wed, Nov 28 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    Hi Jacques, Here is the deal, deck one, the deck that arrived DOA, but then played tapes beautifully, daily, for a couple of weeks after the clean/lube/belt change, now destroys tapes with abandon , mostly because the take-up spindle moves too slowly. On to Deck two, the one that functioned, was noisy , but otherwise trouble-free. This deck would only play for 4 seconds, but after spending an entire day rummaging around yesterday, but then if there was no tape, the take-up spindle runs endlessly
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Tue, Nov 27 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    Not remotely the news I want to deliver. Deck one will not stop eating tapes, as the receive spindle moves more slowly than the supply spindle. Never quiet found what Martin was talking about, however, after a total of 4 full days, the second Beocord will "play" indefinitely, as long as there is no tape. Insert a tape and virtually the same problem, the receive spindle is so anemic in power, that the tape backs up. Jeff
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Tue, Nov 27 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    Guys, Spent the better part of the day with the first (DOA) deck, and you know the drill, you do everything you think needs doing, reassemble it to test it, still has problems, so take apart again. Repeat as necessary. Yuk. Now THREE thorough cleanings/lubrications and the right spindle it moving slower than the left, that is the take-up moves slower than the supply spindle, and you know what happens, over and over again. Been over and over the manual but don't seem to see any solution. Still
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Mon, Nov 26 2018
  • Re: Beocord 5000

    [quote user="Dillen"] Close to the tapecounter is a round magnet, rotated by the belt, when the tape moves. The magnet works with a hall-sensor or a reed.relay, depending on deck type, sending pulses to the electronics. The electronics will issue a stop command, when no pulses come in, - that is if the tape stops at tape end or if the tape breaks - or if the belt to the magnet is missing. Martin [/quote] Martin Could it really be this easy? This simple? I can't wait to find out. Thank
    Posted to The Workbench (Forum) by Piaf on Mon, Nov 26 2018
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