I'm freaking out
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Open the can you twit
Belts for Pioneer CT F750
I'm putting you audiophiles to the test. I dragged my coveted Pioneer cassette deck out the other day and hooked it up to my Kenwood receiver. Power came on but no tape movement. I took it apart last night to find the belts had crapped out. Now I'm looking for a place to get a replacement set. Searched a little last night with mixed results, and will continue, but any help would be appreciated.
I was surpised to find a robust market for late '70's early '80's vinage stereo components. I was practically drooling over a rebuilt CT F1250 deck. Top of the line from Pioneer at the time.
I had more success with my POS Sony CD player, also in storage for some time. When I put it away, I was having problems with the CD tray not locking in the machine. When I fired it up the other day, it would not load at all. After taking everything apart, front off, removing the tray mechanism and the tray itself, the culprit was a spring that kept the arm that locks the CD in place in the up position when the tray retracts in to the unit, being too tight for the mechanism to close. I stretched the spring ever so slightly and it was up and working.
This seemed to be a design flaw as within in a short time of purchasing it the problem started thought after a second retraction the CD usually got set.
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