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I really have no clues though.

Those pulleys are an unfortunate weak-point on these machines. Also it has a pretty unique pin connector. And they have some neat, unique and handy features. Fostex R8 belt replacing Went through srvice a very popular problem with R8 – cracked plastic pulleys I have no clue about options I’d guess if you find or can custom order a flat rubber belt of the same size you’ll be OK.

So the bonds on the pulleys hold well so far.

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Thanks so much for that site man!!!! Enter your search terms Submit search form. Just curious as to the options.

Results 1 to 10 of I’m looking to get an R8 and the info you have will be invaluable. The time now 8r Thank you so much. Once again the good Doc has outdone himself. Originally Posted by miroslav. I’ll put this info out on the web-page too dervice ever I get time. If it’ll fail some day I’ll sure let you know and then will have to try something different Rep points on the way!


All times are GMT Have a third party company create a new belt from the same specs? I was also tracing the wires from the control unit jack to the control board and got it all figured.

FOSTEX R8 SM Service Manual download, schematics, eeprom, repair info for electronics experts

I has few ideas about how to implement long cord for the control unit, as it’s pretty hard to find that special Fostex extension cable. If you have a specialty electronics shop in your vicinity that stocks VCR belts you might find something there, or check wwith someplace like Parts Express I have an electronics shop near me with a whole isle of the things and someday I mean to take a couple belts there and see if I can find a match.

I fixed couple reel-to-reel machines, few cassette decks and even couple cd-players simply by going through my junk box and finding a fotsex that fits. So if the capstan belt starts slipping, what does one do? Too damn bad that it’s not built of solid heavy metal But that’s how I do most of “repair”but I can’t recommend this to anybody I’m not d8 “certified specialist” and ain’t got no licence no permit granted from the agency Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.


OK, guys, I was spinning the machine today, Also had to tighten up the brakes a bit.

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I remember a thread some time back about somebody working through getting this fixed and I think they finally got it but how many more sergice out there? Kudos to you for putting some needed attention and support to these machines and their users.

The Fostex machines seem to live in the shadows a bit which is too bad, and I think a lot of it is simply related to parts availability and user community support. In any case, if anybody needs the info about the pins jack and where the wires go Originally Posted by sweetbeats.

Knowledge is calculable, Ignorance has no limits. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Last Jump to page: It’s a very cool machine.