Cassette player drive belt replacement - diyAudio
Go Back   Home > Forums > Source & Line > Analogue Source

Analogue Source Turntables, Tonearms, Cartridges, Phono Stages, Tuners, Tape Recorders, etc.

Please consider donating to help us continue to serve you.

Ads on/off / Custom Title / More PMs / More album space / Advanced printing & mass image saving
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd September 2012, 04:34 AM   #1
peterlo is offline peterlo  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Default Cassette player drive belt replacement

Yes I know some will think I am a "Flat Earther" messing around with archaic cassette decks.
Fact is I own 3, & all appear to need new belts & one at least needs the LH channel output restored. So I can't even play the good cassettes which I have not been able to replace with CDs (example: John Wilbraham's "Well Tempered Trumpet").
The tape drive units appear very complex & they are also small. The belts seem to be positioned somewhere well within the internals & are not easy to remove let alone successfully replace.
However I have no option but to try.
So my request is does anyone have bit of general experience doing this with a range of different brands/models, if so maybe I can seek some specific advice.
BTW YTube carries several vids for specific models but often these are posted as a speed boast rather than a "how to".
Here's hoping.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2012, 04:51 AM   #2
diyAudio Member
 
sofaspud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: San Antonio
The old belts will likely be broken or stretched so not as difficult to remove. You'll need to get to them to determine the proper size and availability unless you have that info documented.
__________________
It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from enquiry. - Thomas Paine
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2012, 06:42 AM   #3
Stuey is offline Stuey  Australia
diyAudio Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Perth, Western Australia
I still enjoy cassettes.

I've only done this on my Onkyo TA630D, so can't give general advice on multiple brands. But, I bought a generic drive belt kit from Dick Smith before they went out of this kind of thing. One of the flat tape type belts was too wide, so I had to cut it narrower with a good pair of scissors. For the remaining thin square section belts, I found an appropriate fit.

My point is that if you can't find specific parts, you may be able to make do.

It wasn't that difficult if you're reasonably handy. One of them had turned to jelly and was stuck on the pulley. I just used petrol (actually, Shellite fuel) to remove the residue.

Stuey

Last edited by Stuey; 23rd September 2012 at 06:45 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 23rd September 2012, 07:22 AM   #4
diyAudio Member
 
KatieandDad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: UK
Why not have a look on E-Bay for one of the later Direct Drive Cassette Decks.
  Reply With Quote

Reply


Hide this!Advertise here!
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Magnavox CDB 650 Tray Drive Belt Replacement searchlight Parts 3 10th December 2010 05:21 AM
Belt Drive Questions Capt Zach Analogue Source 1 9th October 2009 08:59 PM
TT drive belt woodturner-fran Analogue Source 73 19th November 2008 10:35 AM
Teac C-3X cassette - belt change-service manual partial? MichaelPublic Analogue Source 0 24th September 2007 12:30 AM
Idler wheel drive vs. Belt-drive mig-ru Analogue Source 4 3rd December 2003 12:06 AM


New To Site? Need Help?

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:28 AM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2