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TOSHIBS -KT-53: how is it possible to look inside and repair

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TOSHIBS -KT-53: how is it possible to look inside and repair this? It belonged to my late father-in-law who spent may happy hours listening to radio an tapes. I;d like to use it now tr ansfering my tapes to cd via a pc butWhirring noises on tape function suggest? battery/power connections but dust/broken belt drives possibly indicates as capstans click but refuse to budge. THanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Recorders and Players
Expert:  adamd-mod replied 4 years ago.


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Expert:  Anthony F. replied 4 years ago.
IF this is something that sat on a shelf a while ALL of the RUBBER DRIVE BELTS need to be changed
they turn to goo over time and are virtually worthless
replace all the drive belts then go from there
you might not have any problem after you replace the belts
you will have to pull the old belts and go to a site like

to match them up
Good Luck