I?m bringing a Sharp MZ80B back to life and have so far fixed a horizontal collapse
problem on the video board meaning I can see what it?s prompting for at boot. I remember
when I first got this machine back in 2003-ish I dismantled it and discovered some of the
tape transport had melted and gummed up the automatic head mechanism.
Fast forward* 15 years and I have the transport in bits again on the bench and I can see
that one belt has melted and another is on the way to collapse. Did we ever find a
reasonable source of replacement belts? I know a couple of collector friends with 3D
printers have printed replacements but this is new tech and I need old tech :)
*sorry, pun intended
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