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Omnibot 5402 - Belts

Saw a few posts about Omnibots here, joined the site hoping for some help.

Just put a battery in my old Omnibot... has been on a shelf since the late '80s. Turned it on, went to test the tape deck and the motor turns without a tape, but with a tape it doesn't. I suspect a slipping belt issue.

Anyone know what belt I need for the deck on this?

Thanks


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#1  

Just replaced one on mine. Try 83mm dia x1.2mm

#2  

Thanks... going through old stuff, and seems this week is cassette deck repair week... just ordered a belt for an old Sony WM-EX1HG. Had to search all over just to find a cassette to test with.:D

#3  

Was it difficult to replace? I'm hoping I don't have to dismantle the entire Omnibot to get at it.

#4  

Just gut it man... tape decks died 30 years ago. Robots don't have tape decks... LOL... Just EZ Robotfy it and make it really come alive:)

England
#5  

My deck was already out and still a bit tricky. I think you will have to remove the deck,can't be done in situ. Go EZ-Robot! And ditch the deck!

#6  

Well, once its working I'm putting it on eBay and ditching the deck and the entire robot.:D

Tape deck wise... not dead, total comeback, audiophiles are going nuts for cassettes now... kinda like when records were all the rage because they sounded 'warmer'... I dunno... my MP3 player can hold like 5,000 songs and doesn't eat up batteries, so it wins.:D

Though I doubt the Omnibot's tape deck would be a high end player.:)

Just cleaning up stuff I've had around in storage for 30yrs, time to sell most of it off and put the money towards my current hobbies.

#7  

Just wanted to say thanks... Belt came a few weeks ago, finally got it apart today and belt was a perfect match. All together, runs great, the only cassette i own ran and sounds to be going the correct speed. Kinda torn, hate to part with it because owned it 35yrs... But then again, it's a big chunk of shelf space.:)