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Old 11-16-2011, 08:10 AM
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Tandberg 3300X belt?

Hi, I'm trying to bring my father's old 3300x back to life.

I last had it working obout 15 years ago (!), so it didn't suprise me when I tried again today (after removing the dust of ages), and could get lights on but no tape movement.

After removing the two top plates... discovered a drive band in three pieces.

Can anyone assist with a supplier of belts, ideally in the UK? Any further
advice on refurbishing this model?

Thanks in advance, Modbadger
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:28 AM
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Here is a place that sells the figure 8 belt though its not in the UK:

http://www.turntableneedles.com/Roun...Inch_p_71.html

Check the pinch roller as those tend to turn to chewing gum when they age.

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:41 AM
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I'd love to hear from Tandberg experts. I've found conflicting data about the proper belt lengths. Are all these decks using the same belt, or are there several different belts?
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:49 AM
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I'd love to hear from Tandberg experts. I've found conflicting data about the proper belt lengths. Are all these decks using the same belt, or are there several different belts?
There are 3 different size belts that I have run across. I had a 6, 64, 64X and a 6000X and it took 3 different sized belts between them.


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Old 11-16-2011, 06:43 PM
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You should be able to get one mailed to the UK fairly inexpensively from our resident belt vendor, Fred@Marrscommunications.

http://www.tapeheads.net/showthread.php?t=15557

Also I believe TH member "tandberg" has belts and other parts for these machines, in Norway.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:24 AM
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Thanks!

Thanks for your swift replies, folks.

I will take DaveInVA'S advice and check the pinch wheel.

I've ordered from Freds revised website

http://www.marrscommunications.com/r-r-page-2.

Good to join this forum as I start on what looks like a refurb project!

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:19 PM
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http://nrhf.no/kjop-salg/repdeler.html

Belts, clutches and restoring different audio rubber wheels.

Sending abroad are no problem, so far sent to :
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England, Scotland, Germany, Faroe Islands, Belgium, USA, France, Russia, and probably some forgotten...
And of course all parts of Norway, many serviceworkshops, and many old Tandberg employees.

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Old 11-17-2011, 04:36 PM
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http://nrhf.no/kjop-salg/repdeler.html

Belts, clutches and restoring different audio rubber wheels.

Sending abroad are no problem, so far sent to :
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England, Scotland, Germany, Faroe Islands, Belgium, USA, France, Russia, and probably some forgotten...
And of course all parts of Norway, many serviceworkshops, and many old Tandberg employees.
Can we help you translate this site? I see Tandberg rollers, belts and brake pads, but I do not understand how to order.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:01 PM
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Can we help you translate this site? I see Tandberg rollers, belts and brake pads, but I do not understand how to order.
Doc

I bet you forgot about this http://translate.google.com/

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Old 11-18-2011, 01:56 AM
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Doc

I bet you forgot about this http://translate.google.com/

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Please do NOT RELY on google translate !
It should be named Google Confuse.

It even translates my adress to something completely NON-understandable.
And the prices to both and $ .... Calculate the price yourself, depending on wich country/currency you want.
I use paypal.

Pincrollers.

Please email me for Further information.

PinchRollers for Tandberg tape recorders are given new life by my clinic.
Price NOK 200, -

Any other brands on request.
Belts for Tandberg tape recorders NOK 100, -
Complete set of cluthsegments and brake pads for Tandberg NOK 100, - (six segments, three brake pads)

Please contact:
E-mail: lasse72 (AT) frisurf.no
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:46 PM
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Old 11-18-2011, 01:38 PM
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DaveInVA TANDBERG 6, 64, 64X, 6000X

There are 3 different size belts that I have run across. I had a 6, 64, 64X and a 6000X and it took 3 different sized belts between them.

Hey Guys,

Here is the scoop. The Model 6 uses a belt different from the other machines.

The 64, and 64X use the same Belts.

The 6000X uses belts unrelated to the 6, 64, 64X

Thanks Care ! Fred M.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:38 AM
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Model 1, no belt, only rubber on the different wheels.
Model 2,3,4,5 long belt, EARLY model 6 with big frictionwheels use the same belt as 2,3,4,5.

Newer model 6 use the same shorter type as 7,8,9,10,12,1200x,14,15,1600X,2000,3000X,4000X,600 0X,3300X,3400X,3500X,3600X

So I wonder, where is the third belt-type ?
Of course TB11, 11P, TB7000, TB 13, TB1700/1800 or any of the 3 or 4 motors does not use the ''Figur 8'' belt.

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Old 11-27-2011, 11:33 AM
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Progress!

The progress so far on the 3300Xx (and apologies if this is a bit newbie!).

My drivebelts arrived, and I spent a morning removing the dust of ages from the workings of the 3300X, giving the heads a clean with isopropyl alcohol, and checking that everything visible that should be moving seemed to be moving, or if not getting a small amount of silicone switch cleaning lubricant.

I consulted the servicing and owners manuals and fixed the drive belt in place, followed by replacing the tape counter drive with the new bealt supplied. Scary stuff!

Turned on, placed a tape on the Tandberg and put the lever in play position, put the headphones in... success. The last time I had heard the tape was 1985 (ish) So a good start.

The problems and questions:

1) Several chunks of grey and white flecked material, about a quarter inch wide and an eighth of an inch deep, fell out when I opened the machine.

Are these part of the clutch mechanism? And what does the clutch do - what is likely to be the noticeable effect of a clutch that needs renewing?

2) The record mechanism is faulty - it works, and I have taken a reasonable recording from radio, but I had to keep the record button depressed and held down whilst I was recording. Taking a finger off the big red button stopped the recording, and the VU meters and illumination turned off.

Any ideas on the cause of this and the remedy would be gratefully received.

It has been a great joy that comparitively little effort on my behalf, and particularly help from this forum, has restored a my Tandberg to at least something that works, and seems fundamentally sound.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:48 PM
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The pieces are most likely clutches .
If it works...it works, but maybe you'll will have wind/rewind problems after a while.

Rec. problems : probably stiff grease under the mechanism. When you engage ''Play'' it should lock the Rec. button.
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