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Tape deck won't play

Tape deck rewinds and fastforwards but wont play.

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  • bdmrules Nov 08, 2008

    I have the same Tascam 122 MKII tape deack. All my other functions... rew/ffwd/stop /pause all work fine. When I put a tape in and press play or record and play the tape drive won't spin the tape. Can this be fixed by a novice repair person like myself or does it have to be taken to a pro? Also if it's a belt bad, which one would it be?

    Thanks, Ed

    bdmrules@yahoo.com

  • adkinsart Mar 18, 2009

    tascam 122 single casstte won't play fast forward works rewind works,

    but play dosen't work it seems others have this problem what is the solution?

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My machine not working problem is play, fd,rw, is not working all three led of rec,pause,play led is blinking

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