My First Sony Cassette-Corder Teardown
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- Author: Harry333
I've had this since I was 3, I think. Anyway it plays cassette tapes and IT HAS A MICROPHONE!!!! ooooooo!
The model nunber is TCM-4500
It was first introduced in the 1980's
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This model uses four C-cell batteries, these have been in here since I was 10, hmmm... wonder if there's any juice left?
Time to take the batteries out
Push down at one end of each row of batteries towards the spring
With the tension released pull out on the battery until it comes out
Repeat until all four are removed
Thumbs up to Sony for providing nice visual instructions for those kiddies
To remove the red back cover you need to remove six screws placed around the border of the cover. Note! The bottom 2 screws are longer than the other 4. These 2 are 35mm long whilst the other 4 are only 30mm long. Don't mix them up !
And voilà! Now we have a nice view of all the internal components
To take the microphone apart just pull very hard on the red handle and it will come out, its held on by two tabs
Take off the yellow cover by wedging a flathead screwdriver in the crack and prying it off
Now we can look at a little microphone, and surprisingly it even has its own windscreen
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