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Got an Telefunken tape recorder typ 204 TS. It does not work- and when I look under the cover I find two broken thiny driving rubber strap . i guess one ( very thin) goes to the left tape weel and the oter goes under them in a way I haven´t been able to figure out. Where can I find new rubber straps- and who can tell me how to get them in place?

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Depending on where you are located... Samuels Jewelers or Some Macey's (Lazurus's) carry Straps for higher end watches. If nothing else go to either or to order what you need there.

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