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#1 GHETTOBLASTER4LIFE

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:45 PM

Hey fellows... need to put a belt on my ge blockbuster but for the life of me i cannot figure out how the new belt goes on :huh:
Please help a brotha out... pics are :cool:

#2 baddboybill

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:26 AM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:09 AM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

will do bro... later today

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:04 AM

it takes 2 belts one small one under capstan wheel and the bigger one on top ,,i had fixed a deck on wensday for ira these have that problem which is known to be a problem and the scr8 which uses the same deck ,,,the plastic piece that rides under the tape heads that has a spring under tension ones the plastic piece snaps no more play for deck which is a shame they should had made that piece in metal... :-)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

it takes 2 belts one small one under capstan wheel and the bigger one on top ,,i had fixed a deck on wensday for ira these have that problem which is known to be a problem and the scr8 which uses the same deck ,,,the plastic piece that rides under the tape heads that has a spring under tension ones the plastic piece snaps no more play for deck which is a shame they should had made that piece in metal... :-)

I seen that white plastic piece the first time i opened it up.... appears to be unbroken but i realy didnt pay much attention to it.... im going to open it back up today and take pics.
another issue im having is the right vu meter seems to be stuck :huh:
thanks for any help you can give :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:31 PM

it takes 2 belts one small one under capstan wheel and the bigger one on top ,,i had fixed a deck on wensday for ira these have that problem which is known to be a problem and the scr8 which uses the same deck ,,,the plastic piece that rides under the tape heads that has a spring under tension ones the plastic piece snaps no more play for deck which is a shame they should had made that piece in metal... :-)

I seen that white plastic piece the first time i opened it up.... appears to be unbroken but i realy didnt pay much attention to it.... im going to open it back up today and take pics.
another issue im having is the right vu meter seems to be stuck :huh:
thanks for any help you can give :thumbsup:


VU meter could be just stuck from dirt and stuff or spring could be broken ;-)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

it takes 2 belts one small one under capstan wheel and the bigger one on top ,,i had fixed a deck on wensday for ira these have that problem which is known to be a problem and the scr8 which uses the same deck ,,,the plastic piece that rides under the tape heads that has a spring under tension ones the plastic piece snaps no more play for deck which is a shame they should had made that piece in metal... :-)

I seen that white plastic piece the first time i opened it up.... appears to be unbroken but i realy didnt pay much attention to it.... im going to open it back up today and take pics.
another issue im having is the right vu meter seems to be stuck :huh:
thanks for any help you can give :thumbsup:


VU meter could be just stuck from dirt and stuff or spring could be broken ;-)

Thats what i was thinking.... well i thank you guys for helping me out but i think the best thing for me would be to sell it to someone that knows what they are doing and i hate to just see it sitting here on my shelf not working as well it should.... ill be posting it up on the sale section.
Thanks again guys.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:41 PM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

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OK, here goes. I bought it. :-D

Belting was pretty straightforward. Only now it won't work correctly all the time. Sometimes only reverse. :huh:
Anybody that has worked on one of these see anything wrong? :blush: :hmmm: :annoyed:

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

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OK, here goes. I bought it. :-D

Belting was pretty straightforward. Only now it won't work correctly all the time. Sometimes only reverse. :huh:
Anybody that has worked on one of these see anything wrong? :blush: :hmmm: :annoyed:

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Hey Ken,
You may want to reference this post...

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=13656&hilit=blockbuster+repair

cheers

#10 baddboybill

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

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OK, here goes. I bought it. :-D

Belting was pretty straightforward. Only now it won't work correctly all the time. Sometimes only reverse. :huh:
Anybody that has worked on one of these see anything wrong? :blush: :hmmm: :annoyed:

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The belt may be a little tight and causing the pulley/gear not to move outward or to loose when pulley/gear moves inward :yes:

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

Or this tire circled in red could be dirty or cracked ;-)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:08 AM

Post pic of pulleys :yes:

Before I forget, do you remember if the pulley on the tape motor has a red coating on it? It had some that was all chewed up and I had to remove it.
Now it seems too tight? If that was there to keep it from slipping wouldnt it now be loose? :hmmm: :huh:

Thanks ahead of time! :smooch:

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

OK, now the deck functions correctly, except that it will not play. FF, rev, all fine but when you push play it runs for 5 sec and then shuts off, no wheels having turned. Not quite sure what to make of this. :hmmm:

The main problem before turned out to be a bad power switch. Every time I turned on the deck, the power light would dim? So, re-soldered it and now the deck would be fine if I could just get play to work. :annoyed:

Back to the lab...

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:47 PM

OK, now the deck functions correctly, except that it will not play. FF, rev, all fine but when you push play it runs for 5 sec and then shuts off, no wheels having turned. Not quite sure what to make of this. :hmmm:

The main problem before turned out to be a bad power switch. Every time I turned on the deck, the power light would dim? So, re-soldered it and now the deck would be fine if I could just get play to work. :annoyed:

Back to the lab...



Ken it could be the famous symptom of these unit where heads are not fully going up into position. If you check post that K2J gave, you might be able to figure it out. Broken part can be fixed with a bit of JB weld ;-)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:13 PM

yes it common for the plastic piece where the heads sit and that spring that's under the heads normally snaps under pressure I guess of a lot of use ,,if they would have used a metal plate instead of the plastic there would never had the problem ,,and for the o-ring belt I would find a regular o-ring I have tried that on numerous boxes with good results,and been able to keep deck working :yes: :yes: :yes: btw do not use the belt too tight it causes the deck to not work correctly

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

Spring is fine.
Plastic post is fine.
Everything is mil-spec clean.

It's as Brent noticed, the head still needs to come up a ch or two. :annoyed: I installed his cable-tie fix and presto! Normal operation. :thumbsup: Other than that, it needs a new meter 'cause the right side is tu :sadno: & the left side has no real range on it's scale, it's either on or off really, with battery check convienently right dead balls on in between. :bang: I'm sure I'll find one, #1831483 somewhere. Too bad, they were pretty nice, those meters. The two scales along with the plastic case are still good, though.
Other than that, it's all as MR. G said. Cosmetically, very nice w/ that legendary Blockbuster bass, and honestly, better highs than I had expected. Perfect mate for my GE Mono 3-5280A. Hey, future post, all wrapped up. Might as well take all the pics at once.
Well, 'till some one figures out a permanent fix, here's another big shout-out to Brent, :thankyou:

...and one for Bill :thankyou: (how long does Bill have to wait for his smilie?)

...and for Ramon :thankyou: :monchito:

...and for everyone who has chimed in across two threads in the continuing saga of the Blockbuster/SCR-8 deck issues :gathering: :thankyou:


Mmmmm, soundin' good tonight. :dj-party:

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Posted 06 April 2019 - 12:16 AM

Hi, I am new and working on Blockbuster I picked on CL. Is this the part with the spring that always causes problems with Play. after cleaning it FF and RW but not play. I am waiting fro new belts now.

 

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#18 Tinman

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 08:06 PM

It's on the other side under the heads.
The plastic part in my SCR-8 was black.
The spring is a torsion not coil.