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#1 palletjack

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

I found a beautiful aiwa walkman and although when the batteries are put in, the ff/rew works, and the little red light is on, the tape does not play, and when it does, there's a squelchy sound, rather than what's on the tape. I bought it at a yardsale, and got my money back when I showed them it wouldn't play, and wouldn't eject my tape either.(Jimi Hendrix, btw) Not sure if it's worth the cost of getting it working, or just take it as a lesson learned, and maybe sell it on here to someone for parts? :hmmm:

#2 Marshall

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 01:56 PM

I found a beautiful aiwa walkman and although when the batteries are put in, the ff/rew works, and the little red light is on, the tape does not play, and when it does, there's a squelchy sound, rather than what's on the tape. I bought it at a yardsale, and got my money back when I showed them it wouldn't play, and wouldn't eject my tape either.(Jimi Hendrix, btw) Not sure if it's worth the cost of getting it working, or just take it as a lesson learned, and maybe sell it on here to someone for parts? :hmmm:

What difference does it make now if you gave it back?  (could of, would of, should of, is a losing game and it will drive you insane)  Ask me how I know! 

 

You should have a least looked it over carefully to determine the root cause of the issues

Basics:

Clean head(s)

Clean controls

Check belts (commonly bad and cause of multiple problems)

Possibly, and I say POSSIBLY you might have had a bad cap, but all of the above are easy fixes with a little patience

 

The "PX" series AIWAs are some of the best they made, after the SONY acquisition I believe (don't quote me on that one)

But yeah, if you got it at yard sale pricing you should have kept it, working or not.

 

I definitely would have.  Stuff that works 100% right out of the gate from yard sales is just a bonus icing on the cake for me if the piece and the price are good.  I NEVER expect it (again, at yard sale prices)

All I'm looking (and hoping for) for is good cosmetics and that the unit is complete.

 

AIWA portables are hard to beat, they were the company's main revenue stream.  I'm working on restoring one right now.  If that sort of machine was something you are really interested in owning you can hardly go wrong with an AIWA

 

Marshall