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Offline Bambo

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What did you last repair??
« on: May 12, 2017, 05:51:04 AM »
I just fixed one of my 8 tracks today...... I just got 1 I ordered (In the mail) and the pad was basically gone! (It didnt sound good @ all of course) -- I luckily had a new pad I took from another tape months ago I didnt want that is brand new so I opened the cartridge and put it in... (My first successful 8 track repair!!)

AUTHENTIC 1950s COLLECTION (rock and roll) I didnt want lose it!!

27 songs.....I think they are all 45s (Picture of a jukebox on the cartridge)
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Re: What did you last repair??
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2017, 11:26:01 AM »
I fixed our electric shower a couple of month ago.  No water was coming out.  A bit of googling told me it was probably a faulty solenoid.  I bought the part online.  It was only 15, so worth the risk of me being wrong, over having to get someone in to fix or replace it.  Worked like a dream.

More recently, someone stood on my netbook which I had strategically placed on the floor by my chair. The screen was busted.  I went into a local tech shop, who advertised that they didn't charge for the labour, only the price if the screen.  They quoted me 100.  I bought a screen on ebay for 30 and replaced it myself, with the aid of YouTube guide.

Maybe there's some truth in the claims that us Scots are a canny lot.  I seem to be doing alright by it. :)

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What did you last repair??
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 06:33:04 AM »
Doesnt it feel good to be able to fix stuff ourselves??


Good for you Nelly :)

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Re: What did you last repair??
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 10:43:08 AM »
I just fixed myself a drink. Jack and Coke.

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What did you last repair??
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 12:02:39 PM »
Excellente JB :)

Offline Bambo

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What did you last repair??
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 03:49:50 PM »
I last repaired one of my 8 track tapes :)

I got volume 2 of "1950s rock and roll collection" and the pad was no good so I went out to find a good pad...... I found one and last night I went about fixing it....

When I opened the cartridge the tape came off the spool a little and I thought I lost the tape. But I managed to get it wound back on the spool and into the cartridge and she plays fine :)

Now to get volume 3 of this amazing set.... Its a 4 record set,3 8 track set (Im not sure how  many cassettes or CDs in the set)

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What did you last repair??
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 09:28:21 AM »
The other day I got a VHS tape in the mail I ordered (AND JUSTICE FOR ALL - 1979)

I Think the person rewound it with one of those crappy radioshack things WHICH ARE HORRIBLE.. (They slam the tape @ full speed when it gets to the start) - YA DONT EVER USE THAT GARBAGE!!!

The tape was off the take up spool so I opened the cartridge and re-attached the clear lead tape to the spool using a couple pieces of tape..... I had to put it in a different shell as the parts in the back (1 of them) came off and it wouldnt play at all........

I took an empty one and put both spools into it.... Its not working correctly for some reason (the things in back of the spools) but thankfully its working...

This is the first 1981 columbia release of this movie and its the BEST and i didnt wanna lose it,been looking for it for along time!!!

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Re: What did you last repair??
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2017, 11:17:27 PM »
My iPhone unfortunately.