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Breathing new life into a TEAC X-7
|Posted on October 1, 2007 at 19:01:22|
Location: Western Connecticut
Joined: October 23, 2003
This deck was finally given to me by a very good friend, after many years of my badgering him to allow me to repair it and return it to him. I knew the deck was important to him (for sentimental reasons), and the thought of letting it sit around collecting dust was driving me crazy.
Now, he has very graciously decided to give the machine to me. It's reconditioning time. I may return it to him in working condition, as a present. Emotionals aside:
The deck is in very good condition. It only needs a new capstan drive belt and it will be as good as new. Father time has turned this belt into some kind of alien goo. That's not a problem-- I have already disassembled the deck and prepared it for the arrival of the new belt. I've cleaned, inspected and gone through the machine as far as I can at this point. Everything seems fine.
I only have two questions for the guru inmates...
1) What is the best place to order the belt from and
2) Is there anything I should look for while the thing is in pieces on my desk, or any improvements I can make while I'm in there? I DO NOT want to have to take this thing apart again.
|RE: Breathing new life into a TEAC X-7, posted on October 2, 2007 at 06:03:48|
Joined: March 1, 2006
The belt shouldn't be that hard to find. There are usually several available on "The Bay" at any given time. Or else you can order one direct from Teac America in Montebello, CA p/n #5534692001. Both sources will set you back about $20, give or take a couple dollars for the belt.
I can't really think of anything else off the top of my head that would be in need of service. I would definitely say that you should test run the deck before you put it back together to see if anything else needs attention.
|RE: Breathing new life into a TEAC X-7, posted on May 3, 2012 at 16:58:04|
|I am looking for a replacement capstan belt for a TEAC X-7R it is Part Number 5534692001. ANY help would be deeply appreciated!|