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September 2, 2014

Disintegrated drive belt: Repair of an Aiwa 3500 Cassette Deck

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Just finished a repair of a 1980’s vintage Aiwa cassette deck: Aiwa model 3500 (see https://www.vintagecassette.com/Aiwa/AD-3500), a 3-head model with decent performance for its era. The drive system was essentially nonfunctional. Why, you might ask, would I bother fixing such an old piece of electronics? The answer is that I needed a sound source for a “goose barker” to connect up to an amp and speakers to scare some persistent geese off my mother’s lawn, and a cassette deck was a pretty good choice, given that it was here and available. (more…)

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