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Parts search I'm looking for a tiny belt that drives the "play" portion of my old (ancient!) Yamaha single casette tape deck. It measures 3.5" in length  when squeezed together and laid out.

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  • macduff Dec 17, 2007

    A good repair site should help but when I go looking I get swallowed by the "ad" vortex and spit out again about where I started



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Hi macduff

Where abouts in the world are you. I can hook you up with a local supply of the part


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