I have a number of portable audio players, Walkman and MiniDisc which use the rather convenient “gum-stick” style rechargeable battery.
Charger-Sony plug top
It becomes less convenient when you want to charge it up.
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In defence of the Crossly Cruiser I present the Fidelity FE42 portable record player.
Fidelity HF42 Portable
It’s easy for my generation to have a pop at the cheap and cheerful portable record players available from supermarkets and record shops today. As our entry to the hobby many of us used gear like this, bought from Woolworths. Let he who is without sin ..
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A good Walkman which runs on disposable batteries is a good thing to have. This was bought cheap on e-bay in the hope that it would be a simple repair.
Sony WM-EX562 Walkman
The player was sold as faulty, citing wow & flutter.
It was indeed sounding rather wobbly. Better see if I can get it going.
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Radio to Tape via Microphone
That was the rhetoric of the record companies back in the seventies. It was a two pronged attack on their profits. Radio and Vinyl.
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This was another £2 boot sale purchase. The seller told me it was working perfectly. He lied. *
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My Sony WM-EX662 Cassette Walkman just doesn’t seem to work as well as my similar WM-EX550.
Sony Walkman WM-EX662
It has had a belt change, but still suffers from flutter. Recently it has also developed problems with the controls. This turned out to be complex to understand, but easily fixed.
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Mostly, when I’m fixing old audio gear, I prevail. However, on this occasion my luck ran out.
Aiwa PX457 portable cassette
I very nearly got this one working.
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Last Sunday was particularly lucky for picking up audio stuff.
Pile of Audio gear.
This was my haul of goodies. Three Cassette players, a minidisc, remote control and a portable record player.
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This was another boot sale find. I paid £20 for this and it came with a microphone.
Grundig TK 14 tape recorder
No surprises that it didn’t work. The surprise was how simple the problem was. It was just a blown fuse. Ebay soon provided the necessary fuse and a couple of tapes to try it with.
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The whole teenager thing started with access to their own music on portable players. The Dansette was the iPod of its time. Portable and with a playlist capability.
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