Repairs While You wait * (Including Saturdays.)
We will always try to complete the repair while you wait if you’re coming a fair distance.
Please ring to book first…
…and set a suitable day/time when we can look at it straight away…(* Some jobs aren’t practical to do ..”while you wait” so ask for advice first)
then maybe spend a couple of hours up at the ACE centre cafe in Nelson…or Boundary Mill in Colne, or Pendle Heritage Centre, or Barley & Pendle Hill to pass the time while you wait?.. Useful if only to save you that 2nd return trip here.
Cassette Repairs…in Lancashire but known across the country
YES WE DO !… fix all types of old cassette decks…and modern ones too. Google rightly brought you here as we are one of the last surviving companies that still do cassette repairs……so read on.
Cassette Repairs – Full workshop facilities on the premises. I don’t send any equipment away for repair.
With 40 years experience, I’ve seen just about every Make & Model of cassette deck…and most Reel-Reels…and some 8 tracks too!
I undertake all repair work to Tape decks etc and have a very good success rate… but would like to point out that due to the age of some of these units, the cost or unavailability of spares for some makes, it may not always be possible to effect a repair that is economic. Cassette decks have many rubber belts and clutches and drive tyres…and pinch rollers…all of which once over 10-20 years old will be like chewing gum. Luckily though, the rest of the mechanics, although complicated, were well engineered and will usually perform again once given new belts and a service. A service is always quite time consuming on a cassette deck, so will typically cost £30-£40 plus parts/belts.
Contact us for advice, giving the make/model details and let’s take it from there…
Cassette Heads… wear out, or get dirty from the oxide on tapes clogging them up. If your deck has done many miles, the sound will go dull as a channel has physically worn into the heads top surface. (inspect with a torch to see for yourself).
New heads are rarely available, though I have an impressive collection of spare mechanisms that I can rob for spares…see pic below..
Our Repair charges are very reasonable…however, to survive, we can’t work for nothing.
- I don’t charge for estimates, just for the time that I spend. As a guide, it will usually take 15-30 minutes to trace through a unit, establishing what is or isn’t right to get to the deciding point on whether it can be repaired or not. To which end a minimum charge of £10-£20should be expected when leaving a repair with me.
- Workshop time is billed at £40for the 1st hour, & £30/hr for subsequent hours, which we believe is one of the most reasonable rates you will find.
We do offer a Mail order repair service- Contact us first please to discuss, then send your repair to our 92 Manchester rd address, packaged suitably for transport. (Please Ring for advice on how to pack a turntable! as they’re easily damaged). Companies like Interparcel.com will send UPS to collect/deliver for around £10 each way – a safe way to transport goods.
By all means email me …. andy @ hifi.repair with any enquiries