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Square Rubber Drive Belts

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

  1. ZB79

    ZB79 Member Thread Starter

    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!

  2. Lord Hawthorne

    Lord Hawthorne Currently Untitled

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

    regore beltomes Forum Resident

    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

    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

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

    ZB79 Member Thread Starter

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020
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