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Square Rubber Drive Belts

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by ZB79, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. ZB79

    ZB79 Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fountain Valley
    For all you DIY fixers out there;

    Keep those little DVD,CD,DVD RW, Cassette , VCR Drive belts when you toss out your old gear.

    End of life of course.

    I’ve kept quite a few around and they have saved me a lot of searching and $$$.

    As part are getting harder to find, it will keep your gear working, and your sounds humming!

    Cheers;
     
  2. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

    Location:
    Portland, Oregon
    Rubber deteriorates over time, try Russell Industries in NY for replacements.
     
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  3. regore beltomes

    regore beltomes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Helenville, WI
    Russell Industries is a great source. Most of their belts are PRB which are superior in construction.
     
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  4. Agitater

    Agitater Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto
    In some cases - in some locales - it might be best to not toss out old gear in unusable form (i.e., stripped of drive belts). Donate still-working unwanted components to Goodwill or Salvation Army or Value Village. Donate non-working components to one of the many refurbishers who can repurpose the devices for donated re-use or low-price resale supporting the many non-profits out there. Many cities have drop-offs and depots for all of that; smaller communities admittedly not so much.

    I think that the point is there are still reliable sources for high-quality drive belts of all kinds. I personally have no interest in repairs done with used old belts.
     
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  5. ZB79

    ZB79 Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fountain Valley
    Thanks, I'll check them out.
     
  6. ZB79

    ZB79 Member Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fountain Valley
    I agree with your sentiments, I'm one of the ones who has refurbished many old semi-working audio/musical gear. I have used perfectly good old belts that have lasted longer than some new ones?
    some belts are $10 a pop it adds up.
    Cheers.
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
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