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Old 14th May 2004, 02:08 PM   #1
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I have an old Pioneer PL-30 TT with a broken belt. I tried on a whim to use a large rubberband insted. It seems to work, I dont know though because Im not sure if the strobe light is working, or infact if the light on the side is a strobe light. Is there anything that seems imediatly wrong with using a rubberband.

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Old 14th May 2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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It will wear out the motor bushings if tension is too high.

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Old 14th May 2004, 03:32 PM   #3
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That makes sense. Maybe ill spring the $30 for a belt. Thanks for the help.

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Old 17th May 2004, 02:28 PM   #4
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You can get a belt from MCM or Parts express for much less. MatElectronics might have the correct size also, but its a bit harder to tell from their largely specificationless catalogue. But boy are they inexpensive!
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Thanks, I dont really know what size I need though. I guess I could use a string and measure it but I dont really know. Thanks for the info.

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Old 27th May 2004, 12:13 AM   #6
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They work but they wear our real fast. OK for an emergency. Measure with a string and buy a belt about 10% smaller.
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