hypurban
hypurban

puppets?

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OuhPii
OuhPii

These fckn belts seem to be a common issue. Never thought those old machines would feature flimsy components like this.

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rsuryase
rsuryase

Better belt? LOL Haven't your heard of planned obsolescence?

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ocker mmm
ocker mmm

I worked for a company that inherited the Philips background music sales network in Europe. By the time I joined the company these long play background music tape players were replaced with souped up PC's with music on harddrives and satellite music and advertising delivery systems. In Scandinavia some former Philips background music franchisees were still called Functional Music. Very nice to see you get one of these old machines running again. As for the music we did have old archives in our London Orpington office. Master reel to reel tapes with the orchestral versions of popular music of the 60's and early 70's. But I think they have all been taken to the trash by now...

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CannonKnight
CannonKnight

Another job well done by the Grand Tinkerer.

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Robert Hindle
Robert Hindle

It's not a cartridge, it's a casse. A cassette is just a small casse.

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Bob Riemersma
Bob Riemersma

What a great idea to help you lose 3 knobs. Brilliant!

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Pedjo Gt
Pedjo Gt

That nasty gue clean with bensine

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pasha12343
pasha12343

Was thinking LG cassette = large cassette . 🤔 Just a thought

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Peter Larkin
Peter Larkin

Just when you think Techmoan has covered all obscure media

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mb video selection
mb video selection

That clearly uses a common design to the motor system of the Philips N1500 VCR. Eddy current brake discs and their famous liquorice lace belts. I have an N1501 where cleaning out the old belt goo took a whole day even with help from a friend, before we could even think about putting the new ones on. Sadly it seems some wire or other must have broken whilst removing and replacing the discs, and no power gets through to the lacing mechanism, the fan or the control solenoid/relay that unlocks the transport buttons, so it's still non operational.

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Luigi Mauricio
Luigi Mauricio

You ever try charcoal lighter fluid to remove belt residue? I haven't, but in my experience is does wonders removing anything sticky or gooey, like sticker residue and uncured silicon sealant.

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jaquesaulait
jaquesaulait

Interesting piece. The end music is ace, but Shazam did not recognise it. : (

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trevor brown
trevor brown

For a man who professes to be just an amateur I'm impressed by the effort here to get the machine working . I'm also surprised Philips released this machine, bearing in mind it was a unique cassette system and 8 track cassettes were starting to come to the market. In comparison to 8 track it is big, bulky and expensive (I'm pretty sure you once did a video of an RCA system that performed a similar job but made a few years earlier). Ok it could play 6 hours of music but I'm still surprised Philips continued with the system well into the mid 1970s so I can only assume it sold well enough to justify making them for that period of time.

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Harrison Cass
Harrison Cass

I dream of a desoldering tool like that

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Anthony Paul
Anthony Paul

You know something is bad when he says things like: needs to be 3 times the quality just to be crap! (paraphrased)

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Bruce Millar
Bruce Millar

Wow!

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ubergeeknz
ubergeeknz

Your repairs are better than a lot on NLblow ☺️ You definitely have a knack for it

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FirstWizardZorander
FirstWizardZorander

Of course you set your desoldering gun to 420 degrees

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Koen Lieckens
Koen Lieckens

Hero 😄

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Spaghetti Monster
Spaghetti Monster

I was thinking razor blade for that last small pulley wheel groove. Dental Floss... Brilliant.

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Kairu Hakubi
Kairu Hakubi

what a chunk of machinery. I love it.

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Meldridge Reed Jr
Meldridge Reed Jr

Have you check Amazon or EBay for 6 pin din plug.

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sambra1979
sambra1979

Wonderful video, have been in a downward spiral of depression and when I saw you had a new video I smiled for the first time weeks. Please keep making videos. I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves them.

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Anthony Paul
Anthony Paul

This guy should be used as an example of right to repair here in the united states. He dives in and repairs his finds using easy(ish) to find parts. Mad props to you for these videos of obscure or just old tech!

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Uncle Fester
Uncle Fester

Love your description of the mechanics of the old machines.

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wetracy
wetracy

Love that shirt!!

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peterpiper0815
peterpiper0815

This is one of your best videos.Amazing device and repair.Thank you!!!!

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MrRoccoMarchegiano
MrRoccoMarchegiano

Legend

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bootsowen
bootsowen

It's great to see your fingernails back again Mat. Beautiful.

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Michael DeLoatch
Michael DeLoatch

We know you can't share the music digitally but can you maybe just pass that tape around to some of us ;-). We won't digitize, we promise. You can even hold on to the shell for safe keeping.

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Michael DeLoatch
Michael DeLoatch

Even though I counted my age in the single digits then, I want my 1960s back!!!

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Pqrst Zxerty
Pqrst Zxerty

on Philips model numbers /00 is the colour, 00 being default standard.

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WalkerDNB
WalkerDNB

This is the video that got me into watches. I currently have 14 😅

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BobbyJackT
BobbyJackT

You should do a video repairing the WM-DD series Walkman’s! I’d be very interested to see that and replacing the broken plastic gear. Possibly upgrading it with the metal ones would be very interesting too.

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Daniel's Game Vault
Daniel's Game Vault

That single speaker output is for line transformer speakers used in PA systems which have a transformer on them for impedance matching over long runs - that's the reason it doesn't go very loud. That speaker to line converter won't do the job because you need a PA speaker with a transformer on it, which matches one of the voltages the unit puts out. Most common ones today are 70v or 100v. Cheers.

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DJNeiloSF
DJNeiloSF

Very enjoyable video - thank you for your perseverance and careful effort to bring this sample of such an old format back to life!

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Joseph Short
Joseph Short

Use lacquer thinner. Alcohol will dry out the rubber.

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Tahngarthor
Tahngarthor

You really can't play a tape from the 60s without getting struck by youtube? I mean yeah, I guess somebody still owns the rights. But you'd think there would be a point past which it would be okay. Also, these aren't even the original versions of the songs.

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Retro Andy 1977
Retro Andy 1977

This has been a fascinating video Matt and thoroughly enjoyable as always .thanks for showing us another unusual back ground music device .

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TastelessOne
TastelessOne

There’s nothing more satisfying than when you successfully repair old tech. It made me so happy to hear the music playing after all your hard work.

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Joseph Short
Joseph Short

Wear gloves. A little nitrile goes a long way.

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KubikCv
KubikCv

Great job :)

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Lee Berger
Lee Berger

The speaker outputs with corresponding voltage adjustments were intended to be used with a distributed speaker system such as those found in drop ceilings. Such as system would use a step up transformer at the amplifier and a step down transformer at each speaker. This simplifies impedance issues and makes the whole system quite efficient for a modest power amplifier.

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Joseph Short
Joseph Short

I called it right! With that problem, it's nearly always a bad belt. Good work!

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Dirk Van Assche
Dirk Van Assche

Intresting video :) I found on a Dutch forum it was a so called Philips FuMu system (Functional Music). The 2050 includes a 20 Watt amplifier and tapes were available through some sort of rental system, which determined frequency and genre of the music. It also supported a 100 Volt microphone system, whatever that might be. Very typical of Techmoan to share such old gems with us in these modern times :) Very well done !

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Craig Cole
Craig Cole

Love your dedication but suggest popping the hood before taking things for a test drive. Great find, love your videos.

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alan duncan
alan duncan

More like dysfunctional muzak

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Geekanoids
Geekanoids

Great video. Super interesting. Also, managed to get my reel to reel in place and working. 🤓👍🏻

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Don Moore
Don Moore

That machine is built like a tank. Two heads, two motors - quality. Congratulations on getting it running.

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davidjgomm
davidjgomm

Terrific outro!

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Mad Scientific
Mad Scientific

The crap part of all that copyright crap is you're right, but the thought that anyone would "go after" BGM tape content all the way from the 60s... Kinda ridiculous. Then again... Look at "Beatles bullshit". 🙄

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thedungeondelver
thedungeondelver

Ey, I had that shirt! Same pattern of hawaiian shirt, good lookin' one man.

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Zack Darce
Zack Darce

I can't believe how much work you put into this video for us to enjoy. Thank you so much! I as well really wish I could have heard that music cuz I really really enjoy the seaberg stuff and I'm sure this is just as good.

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Simon Aldridge
Simon Aldridge

Not much plastic inside they made things to last

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CaptainDangeax
CaptainDangeax

Hi Matt. Seeing your fingers at 14:30, those tar belts are a nightmare. I just repaired a Pioneer CT-3000 cassette player with the same problem and I spent a full day with ear sticks and a bottle of acetone to clean the mess. Ewwww

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OneBigNote
OneBigNote

LGC = "lovely grand cassette"? ;)

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plunder1956
plunder1956

The reels instead the cassette look like Cine film reels. Typical of those materials & the drive spindle looks correct for that. It was probably used in a department store or shopping centre.

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Cat Pins
Cat Pins

Great video, may I suggest that the LGC stands for Large Cassette?

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catman72
catman72

I'm pretty sure freezing the wheel could help the old rubber stiffen enough to be broken off. Great work in any case ❤️

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Richard Kelsch
Richard Kelsch

The voltage speaker switch is to select how the speaker TRANSFORMERS are wired and configured. It's a high impedance output intended to be added to transformers (similar to how tube amplifiers work). You need an audio transformer to hear the player. This image gives an example colomar.com/Shavano/70v1.gif

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mx472000
mx472000

/that looks like something from "Thunderbirds"...

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davidjgomm
davidjgomm

19:15 Finally a use for all that dental floss I've accumulated to plaquate my dentist over the years.

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mstcrow5429
mstcrow5429

Was that a model not sold in the US? The speaker plug looks like the same as our electrical plug. This may have been a minor problem.

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Arkadiusz 11
Arkadiusz 11

Arround 2005 there also were a Sony Camcorders which recorded video on DVD via bulit-in dvd recorder mechanism.

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Edward Weiss
Edward Weiss

Any idea if the tape speed is at 3 3/4, 7 1/2, or some other speed? Just curious

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HellishINC
HellishINC

Brake / Carb cleaner works great on rubber. It's what pretty much everyone who works on cars uses. Just make sure to not get it on painted surfaces or leave it on exposed metal for long durations as it will oxidize and corrode them.

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Adam Pope
Adam Pope

Be careful with degreaser and stainless steel. Chlorinated degreasers will eat into the metal.

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albear972
albear972

Play that funky music British white boy! 😉

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D M
D M

Louis Rossman, your move!

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ilaril
ilaril

I love these old machines and to see you fix them. In 50 years no one is going to be able to repair the things we have now and not just because those are build to break down. Cheers for the look in the way back!

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hugeshows
hugeshows

I use pure isopropyl when I can't remove the flywheel. If I can, and there are no susceptible plastic parts on it, I use acetone or lighter fluid (naphtha). They will remove it just by soaking.

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Gardetto Jones
Gardetto Jones

Black tar heroin belts! Casualties of cheap petroleum byproducts. MAXIMUMGUCKY!

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paz newis
paz newis

Heroic stuff. So well done.

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Nuff Inaff
Nuff Inaff

Awesome video! So great that you got it working again, and a very impressive repair!

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marklola12
marklola12

That Dasty is just Elbow grease same bottle and everything

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Mad Scientific
Mad Scientific

Lol A USA style mains plug for the speaker connection... Seen scarier... But that's up there 🤣

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Jammit Timmaj
Jammit Timmaj

With the speaker out set to around 7v to 10v it should be able to drive a 4 ohm to 8 ohm speaker directly. Something at least 10 watts should work.

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