Sony SL-HF1000 timing belt
I have a Sony HF1000 beta player and am unable to find a supplier for the timing belt. My belt has become a little stiff and it is a bit too loose for it to hug around the gear assembly firm enough, so it ends up slipping every time I power the unit on.
I have a couple questions for you guys.
1. Do any of you know where I can buy a timing belt for this model? I've looked everywhere online and the couple places that list the part are listed as 'out of stock - special order'. Part # 368426401
2. Is there any 'macguyver' trick I can do to refurbish the belt to a like-new condition? I remember briefly seeing a tutorial some time ago about returning the elasticity and size back to worn and loosened belts, but I can't for the life of me find it.
Thanks for reading! -dave
Please, does anybody have info on this? I too need a belt for my deck.