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Lanier VW110 won't play

This unit only fast forwards and reverses. I have determined the gear between the forward and reverse capstan, along with the gear on the drive motor need replaced. I need a source for these two gears. Can you help?

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Yes I have two lanier voice recorders one left hand and one right hand one power supply real cheap do not use them any more . listed on ebay as lanier vw-110 standard cassette dictator. If you still need them. Thank you John

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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