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#1 ianoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:55 PM

The latest conquest is 410 repair. I have a bunch of belts, which is a good start.

 

This nice 410  unit ser#10603 won't respond to play. I opened it up, replaced 3 belts- index, FF, and play (the main belt). It does rewind and fast forward, but it won't play.

 

Actually while I had it open to try to observe something obviously wrong when I push play, it played momentarily, but that was the only sign of play life. I couldn't get it to do it again.

 

Oddly, the belt kit I bought included play, FF and RW belts, but I can't seem to figure out where the RW belt would go- is that only in certain units or am I missing it?

 

Any suggestions to resurrect this beast, aside from 'don't bother'?

 

I have a multimeter and I can solder, although I'm a bit of a hack with both.

 

Thanks,

 

ian

 

 



#2 Nezgar OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:59 PM

It will only actually play when it receives the command from the computer.

Connect it, hold start when the computer is powered on, after the beep press return.

Or

In BASIC type CLOAD, return after the beep

Or

In basic type POKE 54018,52 to turn the motor ON, POKE 54018,60 to turn it OFF.

#3 ianoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:00 PM

Darn it, of course. I'll try that. 

 

Does anyone know how many belts these 410 units have? Is it three or four?



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Posted Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:59 PM

4 belts - play, red, ff and the tape counter

#5 ianoid OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:15 AM

4 belts - play, red, ff and the tape counter

 

 

I couldn't figure out where the 4th belt went. I had the thing almost totally disassembled. But it did spin for both RW and FF so it must be present in there somewhere. 






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