Commodore 1530 C2N Datassette (Taiwan Model) Idler Wheel & Tyre

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Brand New Replacement Idler Wheel and Tyre for the Commodore 1530 C2N Datassette Unit (Taiwan Version)

THIS PACK CONTAINS 1 WHEEL & TYRE ASSEMBLY TYRE, NEWLY MADE FOR THE C2N Datassette

Newly made specifically to match the original C2N Datassette idler wheel and tyre assembly in both size and colour.

The plastic idler wheel can become brittle over time and they often break when the old idler tyre is removed during a tyre replacement.

This listing is for a complete replacement wheel and tyre assembly - if your current idler wheel is OK and you just need an idler tyre, then see our other listing for just the tyre.

The idler tyre is a small but crucial part of the C2NP Datassette mechanism. If the idler tyre is worn or broken, the tape will not be pulled past the head at a constant rate (if at all) which results in very poor loading performance and "chewed up" tapes. This is an age related problem as the idler tyre rubber degrades naturally over time causing slippage (which isn't improved by changing the cassette unit drive belt), and eventually total breakage.

Early symptoms usually show up as visible "tape slipping" when loading games and the tape slows, then speeds up again.
Sometimes, small gaps are visible in the tyre, or the tyre falls off completely and you find it inside the C2N case (see photographs).

The idler tyres are very hard to find now and these are from a brand new trial batch we had specifically made. They have been tested extensively and work perfectly.

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