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Sony Walkman DD 1982 Silver

Discussion in 'Chat Area' started by funkitall, Apr 20, 2017 at 5:47 AM.

  1. funkitall

    funkitall New Member

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    Hello there

    A question, I recently purchased A silver 1982 Sony DD with shoulder case / bag for just under £60.00
    Now it was marked as Impeccable condition and you can hear the motor etc...
    May need a new belt...
    Another ebayer said, these work via "gear wheels" so for my novice mind it was the typical DD "click"

    No the issue is ..the machine powers up but the reels don`t move and after 5 seconds the unit powers down....
    1: is this a simple and cheap fix?
    2: if fixed what is the financial benefit of having this Walkman?

    I usually only buy working units as I love playing my old tapes and I know that maybe at some point in the next 20 years I may need to sell my "babies" to pay for a young nurse to wipe my old bum.....

    Well you have to think about it......
     
  2. funkitall

    funkitall New Member

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    ps It also doesn`t have the battery cover......

    Is is easier just to send this unit back to the seller for a refund?
     
  3. Boodokhan

    Boodokhan Active Member S2G Supporter

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    IS it cosmetically in Impeccable condition??? Obviously Impeccable means NO scratch or marking at all .
    If it is in impeccable condition i would keep it and try to fix it.

    But if it is not in perfect cosmetic condition i would send it back

    Regarding the possible cause of malfunctiong/ not functioning, it is hard to say. I would open it and try to run the motor directly to see whether or not it works.
    Probably @bub (I call him walkmanpedia) knows where the problem is
     
  4. autoreverser

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    if the centre-wheel-crack (...cause for the click) becomes too big, the unit gets blocked - so I say this is caused by an allready blocking centre-gear.

    my advice: send it back
     
  5. funkitall

    funkitall New Member

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    Hi
    I am waiting to hear if the "seller" will refund me £15 from the sale value.....as the Walkman is in very good "cosmetic" condition...
    So that would mean it cost £40....
    Lets see......
     
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    hopefully this will all get sorted for you. If it doesnt, then you may want to add his / her name to the good / bad ebayers thread
     
  7. funkitall

    funkitall New Member

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    I will do........
     

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