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Sony Walkman Pro

Discussion in 'charity' started by Joe Hutch, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I've owned this from new, but haven't used it for several years. Rather than have it sat on my shelves doing nothing, I thought a charity should benefit. I could of course just take it to a charity shop, but the ones round here aren't keen on taking electrical goods.

    It sort-of works, in that it powers up OK, and will play tapes, but it won't rewind or fast-forward. Last time I listened to a tape on it, it sounded fine, but I'll have to say it's 'as seen'.

    Other than that, kit's in reasonable cosmetic condition. I have the leather case, the original Sony power supply and the manual. No box, but I'm sure I can find something suitable.

    What I don't want is to host an auction (the last time I tried that on here it went horribly wrong), or get involved in lengthy discussions on price, condition etc etc, or send photos. So it's first come, first served, and 'as seen' with no promises on condition. I'll cover the cost of postage, and I'll leave it to you to choose a) which charity should benefit and b) how much you think is an appropriate amount, bearing in mind that non-working types still go for several hundred quid on eBay.
    Rosewind, Stuart Frazer and Jamie like this.
  2. deebster

    deebster Half Man Half Biscuit

    Ooh, me please Joe
  3. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    It's yours!
    deebster likes this.
  4. Tony L

    Tony L Administrator

    My Walkman Pro thread in the classic room likely highlights the rew/ffwd issue and how to fix it! My bet is it will be solidified oil on the arm on which the idler moves preventing it doing its thing. It’s fiddly as everything is so small, and you do need to remove the idler, but I managed to fix mine and it has stayed fixed ever since.
    Joe Hutch likes this.
  5. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I'll let the new owner do the necessary. I'm as clumsy as a clumsy thing, and would probably only make things worse!
  6. sq225917

    sq225917 Bit of this, bit of that

    Awesome generosity.
    Mynamemynaim and paulfromcamden like this.
  7. Pault73

    Pault73 pfm Member

    nice, wish I still had mine - lost many years ago
  8. Rana

    Rana pfm Member

    Indeed, I wrote mine off by mistakenly reversing the polarity with an aftermarket DC PS. Can't remember what I did with it, but it was superb for live recordings.

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