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#1 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 03:35 PM

clairtone 7979 tape belt  size how many belts and what size are the belts   any books on this boombox 



#2 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:43 AM

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#3 nikonfoo

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:29 AM

wow yes this happens

dude this is where you step up and share what you know

Thats how it works i have never seen a 7979 

you have one to play with it and share what you know

thats what its all about

if someone here had something for you they would of shared it

you are the man in the future someone may look back at this post and learn from you

really hope you work on it which is what most of us here have done

its all us punks and there is so little info

push yourself turn the motor see the gears its so much fun

to work on something there is no answer to

ROCK oN



#4 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 09:41 AM

ya I know what you mean ive fixed my clairtone 7980   my jvc rc-m90 ect on this web site and it was so great with all the help ect  but this boombox is driving me nuts  ive been collecting and repairing boombox for 20 years  lots of fun doing it ...but I'm thinking its the   servo mechanism that controls the various tape transport functions



#5 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:30 AM

hello update got her all working trying to load pictures to show every body cant get pictures on this web site I guess to big anyways put her new belts on cleaned it all up she works minty now all  works  great now   she was not used in a long time and when I cleaned her all up before I put the new tape belt on I moved the big fly wheel that's hold the large tape belt  did that to all the gears to get working smooth again  cause the heads were up when the old belt sliped off....old school way...to get every thing working  on tape again............then put new belts on and she was good as gold again....will get picture of her on here  and the size of the belts that I used



#6 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 02:05 AM

hi here are some pictures of when i fixed it all lots of work



hi sorry it took so long on adding pictures it was hard work fixing it but worth every thing,  thanks to all the members that helped me in chats ect   



#7 Fatdog

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 11:58 AM

The Clairtone 7979 is a beautiful boombox.  I can only think of maybe three members who have one - I guess the 7979 rarely made it to the U.S. back in the 80s.

 

Do you remember the belt sizes that you used?  I think it would be great to pass that info along to the next 7979 owner who shows up looking for it.  :yes: :cool:



#8 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 03:18 PM

hi im trying to find out the size i wrote it down months ago and can't find the paper on it when i do i will let others know about the size of belts i know it takes 3  belts.  counter belt   rewind and fastforward belt and the main drive belt.....



#9 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 29 September 2018 - 07:48 AM

Great box, I also have one, fully working. Nice avatar, page from Boombox Magazine  :thumbsup:



#10 Newclairtone7980

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Posted 21 October 2018 - 01:33 AM

thanks i love this box and i made a custom aluminum trim for the top and it was all made by my hand and looks great clairtone should have done this back in the day its blends perfect with the know ect…….now it  is perfect its like the jvc rc-m90    



#11 bellarmine

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Posted 15 March 2019 - 09:32 PM

NICE job!! Fatdog says maybe 3 members own one of these, amazing - hope he was including me, I'm one of the lucky dogs...:o) Welcome to the club! Your 7979 looks absolutely fantastic, and yes that trim is a very nice touch. You even have the original decal on the tape door, wow! My belts are working dandy at the moment, but if I rebelt it in future I'll be sure to include the info here. Or anyone else try PMing me. I just saw your comments and questions on my own 7979 repair topic, sorry for the delay. Sent you a PM, let me know if you want any more help. I'm in Ontario too, guess these are more plentiful in Canada. Cheers and Happy Easter! Bellarmine

Edited by bellarmine, 15 March 2019 - 09:34 PM.




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