VL7 floppy drive belt

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VL7 floppy drive belt

Unread post by Outof » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:02 pm

I see a lot of information how to replace floppy drive belt on Yamaha SY99 or W7, but I can't find a single place where the Yamaha VL1/VL7 are mentioned. Do someone know where I can get the right belt? Is it for example the same as for more common/sold models?

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Re: VL7 floppy drive belt

Unread post by parametric » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:05 am

Hmm . . .

Not sure about the belt, but . . .

according to the Manual, the drive is an HD Drive (can use 1.44Mb disks)

I could be wrong, but I thought it was only the earlier DD (720k) drives that used belts?

I did find this: https://www.ebay.ie/itm/YAMAHA-VL7-SYNT ... 0882436795

Rather dear at EUR 80 inc shipping from US - BUT, it's described as NEW . . . .

Provided the Pic is the actual item, then, if you look close up, its a NEC FD1231M . . . .

Do a search on THAT and you find a number from around £5 - albeit used . . . . Like this one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEC-FD1231M- ... 2799807694

Perhaps this helps?

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Re: VL7 floppy drive belt

Unread post by Outof » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:25 am

Hello

Thank you for help, leading me in the right direction. Actually I did not have the unit you mentioned (although I guess several probably would fit), but a Matsushita EME-216Y. This was leading me to this place, and I hope the issue soon is solved. The belt is ordered.. :-)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Laufwerkriem ... :rk:1:pf:0

And I can say for shure that it uses belt now, that's for shure.. :-)

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