Recorders and Players
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Thanks. I've re-connected lines and pressed Tape/Source button as suggested. I've also pressed buttons below where cassette is inserted/ejected. There is still no movement or sound from the cassette, for each function. Do you think the "drive motor" is dead? What next?
Thanks.I've done as you have suggested.The only light that comes on is the speaker display window at the top right corner.The Cassette does not play or do anything when tape is inserted and buttons pressed - no sign of movement when doing same without cassette, and no sound from any of the mechanical parts.There is movement to a spring or lever when each button is pressed, but this has no effect.
I've taken the cover off (to compare with my old one) and have just noticed that the belt on the large solid metal "fly-wheel" is perished and has wrapped itself around the small "brass spindle". Also when cassette deck is powered the little spindle goes round very quickly anti-clockwise, and continues to do even if I press each of the buttons. What next?
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX reassuring. But how do I "slip a new belt on the pulley?" There seems to be many obstacles in the way. I'll use the belt from my "old" cassette player; and it would be great if you would explain, as simply as possible, how I do it.
I would recommend getting a service manual. It will tell you how to disassemble the whole thing, and service the pinch roller and capstan. The good thing about that player is that parts are still available. With the service manual, it has part numbers, and you can restore the player to like new condition. Click here.
Hi Rusty, I think we have reached the stage of "problem solved".
We know why the cassette player does not work, and you have told me what is required to get it to work, and how to do it.
You have recommended suppliers for spare part and service manual.
You have given good advice and suggestions.
Thank you very much for all your help.