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  1. Hiya - my son came over from the UK for Christmas so I got him to collect and bring back a Sony WM-5 cassette walkman as a birthday present and summer project. It was not working and in far from pristine condition but after considering a variety of different models, I decided I loved the look and design of this model best. The WM-5 is a relatively rare metal model that closely resembles the design of the WM-2 so I've referred to youtube and a digital copy of the WM-2 service manual to work on it. This is my first walkman project. I could hear the motor whirring when I put in batteries and pressed play but the capstans didn't spin. I suspected the belt had perished and confirmed that was the case when I took it apart. Note that, if you have one of these and want to take it apart, the play/ff/rw/stop buttons can get caught on the very thin aluminium fascia that surrounds them so you have to be very gentle working the body out of the case. Also, take good photos of the inside boards and thin wires in case you accidentally break them or for resoldering them. I found the original belt had turned to black goo and it took some time to clean it all from the wheels. I replaced the belt with one of similar diameter but 1mm width, which I bought in a pack of belts of varying sizes from Ebay. The buttons seemed to be working so I put it back together and have been testing it. My advice to anyone wanting to undertake this sort of project is to have all the tools, parts, DC power wart, grease and oil when you take your device apart - you don't want to have to take it apart more than once or twice as you increase the risk that something will break each time you do. I have got it working but I still have some issues to chase down (any help you can provide would be appreciated): 1. According to the part list for the WM-2, the dimensions of the belt are 44x0.9, which presumably is the diameter and width in mm? I've fitted one that looks pretty close to 44m diameter but it isn't easy to take an accurate measure of the diameter of a rubber belt! I have read that a non-standard belt can cause higher wow and flutter but this belt at least proves the motor mechanism works. 2. The ff button works fine and the motor action is smooth and relatively quiet but the rw button is unreliable. It will rewind for several seconds and then stop. If you press the stop button and then press the rw button again. It will start the action then stop quickly. Repeating will go back to rewinding for several seconds and then stop. The rewind action is noisy and not smooth. Also, sometimes, after you press the stop button after rewinding/ffwding, the left capstan starts turning for a few seconds before it stops?! 3. The play and stop buttons work fine except the play action is noisy to my ear (I can't remember how quiet/noisy walkman used to be!) and the noisiness varies metronomically. This might be causing the wow I'm hearing on the tape. However, I only have one tape to test the unit at present (I will locate some more) and while I think I detect some wow it might be the tape (it is an old and low quality children's story recording). 4. I have ordered some replacement screws for the several that are missing but I can't locate a replacement perspex window for my broken one. I see that you can get a replacement for the WM-D6 but I cannot find anything online to replace what has to be the most common walkman window in existence! 5. The matt black paint on the case has been scraped off in a few places and I would like to touch it up but don't know what product is best to use. I have thoroughly enjoyed my summer project so far, and I would dearly love to get it looking and running as well as it did in the 80s so any advice and encouragement would be gratefully received.
  2. Item: Sony zx300 Walkman signed jdm Location: melbourne Price: $550aud Item Condition: 8/10 minor dent at the top as shown in the pictures Reason for selling: selling to fund other purchases Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: Selling my signed zx300 signed by satou-san. Satou-san is one of the designers of the Sony zx300, wm1a and wm1z. I got this last year from Japan. It's a 64gb internal storage model. Condition is a 8/10 with a minor dent on the top as shown in the 3rd pic. Comes with original cable, box and papers. Walkman to micro usb adaptor, dignis case, and extra rubber stoppers for the ports. Open to trades. Price is slightly negotiable. Will accept PayPal and will ship anywhere as long as you pay. Photos: Advertisements without photos of the actual item will not be approved.
  3. Item: My trusty Sony NW-A35 16GB/ MicroSD Walkman DAP Location: Sydney Price: $160 + Free Shipping Item Condition: The unit is approximately 2 years old. Good condition, fully functional with minor signs of wear and tear as pictured. Please note cosmetic issues such as wear around the Walkman / Sony logo as pictured. Reason for selling: No longer needed. Payment Method: Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: Unit has been cleaned and factory reset for a new owner. It has always been used with the "Battery Care" function turned on to insure minimal battery degradation. Unit will ship with original packaging, documents and original WM-Port USB / Charging cable. No MicroSD card included. Pictures:
  4. Item: D-50 Discman Price Range: Negotiable Item Condition: New or Used Extra Info: Looking for working good condition Original Sony discman D-50. Please don't forget to report your post as FOUND when possible. (You can now delete this text).
  5. Item: SONY ZX1 Walkman 128GB (Relist - Price Drop) Location: Sydney Price: $380 Item Condition: Excellent Reason for selling: Surplus Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer Extra Info: selling my Sony ZX1 because lack of use. It is in an excellent condition, no marks or scratches. It comes with carrying pouch, USB cable, silicon case, screen protector (applied) and the original box. Pictures:
  6. Item: Sony WM1A Walkman Price Range: $900ish Item Condition: Used Extra Info: I know its a long shot being new but I'm after the WM1A sony walkman DAP.
  7. Item: Sony MZ-G755 Type R - Minidisc Walkman with AM/FM Tuner + Minidiscs Location: Melbourne, SE Suburbs Price: $125 or sensible offers Item Condition: Really pretty good, see pictures, more can be provided on request. Reason for selling: Not used and I have a Pioneer XPD-100R on the way... Payment Method: Pickup (Melbourne CBD or Melbourne SE Suburbs) - Cash, Paypal Extra Info: For sale is my (previously) much loved Sony Minidisc Walkman that has been sadly neglected for a (long) while but still works fantastically well. This thing served me well in the pre-iPod days as I bounced around Europe for work, the recording function helped me capture all the nuances of Capital Gains Tax in the UK... That's enough nostalgia I guess... The Home-CEO is still insisting I have to 'move things on' that aren't getting used so this needs to go, some basic details as follows but if you have questions I'll try to answer them... MDLP Recording & Playback AM/FM Tuner with 40 Presets In-Line Remote Control with Display Quoted at 48 Hours Battery Life on a Single AA Battery (I do remember going about a week at a time between replacements!) I could count them if someone really, really wants to know exactly but there's about 15 Discs, maybe a couple more to go with this. Also a case for both the walkman and a bunch of the Minidiscs. This is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to give their kids that sense of retro cool... honest... it's at least as cool as a pair of Dunlop Volleys! Pictures:
  8. Item: Sony NW-ZX100 128GB Hi-RES Walkman, Genuine Sony fitted leather case Location: Collaroy, NSW Price: $600. Item Condition: Used, Excellent Reason for selling: Upgrading. Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, Only Extra Info: Sony NW-ZX100 128GB Hi-RES Walkman in excellent condition. Purchased new in October 2015 from an Australian retail store, comes complete with full retail packaging. Plays all music formats including high resolution. Comes with the genuine Sony CKL-NWZX100-B fitted leather case which gives the player superb protection. The leather case shows signs of use, but not abuse. The case alone is worth ~US$90. The Walkman only shows some slight scuffing on one of its corners, and there are some corresponding scuffing on the inside of the case, so I can only assume some grit got in there, it have been in the case almost 100% of the time I’ve had it. Please have a good look at the photos, they have all been taken with a high quality DSLR and accurately show the condition of this Walkman to be excellent. Please feel free to ask any questions. The Walkman operates flawlessly, battery lasts for ages (a number of days of heavy use). Fantastic player, great sound. The Sony OS that is used is VERY easy to use and navigate. Please note that the wrist strap that is pictured is not included. Pictures:
  9. Item: Sony NWZ-ZX! Location: Kelvin Grove Price: $600 + postage (firm) Item Condition: Mint Reason for selling: Not being used. Overspent on speakers Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only Extra Info: Pictures: to follow Looking to sell my Sony NWZ-ZX1 Walkman with all original packaging and accessories (case unused, player is mint, always had screen protector on). Will include additional screen protectors + pelican case + RCA cable. Item is in Brisbane, but willing to ship at cost. Item purchased from Sony (Australia).
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