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Replace a Tape Deck Belt

I recently acquired a Realistic RTC - 7 Tape Deck. I bought a belt kit from Vintage Electronics, which includes 2 belts. I took the old, melted belt off of the deck a while ago and don't remember how the belt should go on. I've tried to contact vintage and others with ideas on how to route or replace the belt, but no luck. HELP!!!

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Better take it to an electronics repair shop. They have some experience in such repairs.

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. Remove top lid (4 screws on the side)
2. remove the back plastic mount on the mechanics (2 pink long screws on the top). The bottom are two plastic hook lock. The mount pulls back and the belt and pulleys are exposed. NOTE: It is the mount you are removing, not the tape deck itself.

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