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Will not open tape door (Onkyo TA 2055 cassette tape deck)

I just bought this at a thrift store as is. It also appears the drive motor is not running. I see various indicator lights but it will not eject tape or open the door. There is a remote socket in the back...does the remote (which I don't have) have to be plugged into the socket for the deck to work with front panel controls?
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tom

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tech48
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SOURCE: Onkyo six CD changer stuck

The Onkyo CD changer has an internal mechanical problem that could be anything from a disc being jammed in the mech, to a bad belt, or a bad IC or supply voltage that goes to the servo circuit. No way to be certain without troubleshooting it. You can open it up and see if a disc is stuck, but unless you have some experience in this sort of thing it is better left to a professional, You can cause more damage than you started with by trying to fix something you don't know that much about.

The tape deck could have any number of problems as well. A bad belt or gear, a defective servo circuit, and the list could go on, but they are all things that also should be checked by a professional.
Most of the time a tape won't eject is form the tape head being engaged and not letting loose of the tape. But since it won't turn off, you have some more serious problems. That is an indication of something not communicating with the microprocessor. It could be a digital transistor, a shorted capacitor, and like before, many other things. Whatever you do, don't force the tape deck open. It will destroy the head assembly and it may even void your warranty (you did say it was new).
You need to find an authorized Onkyo service center near you. Contact Onkyo if you can not find one yourself.
This really is the best action you could take. Onkyo is a very good brand, and in most cases is worth getting repaired. If it were some type of cheap-o brand it wouldn't matter what you did to it because replacing it would always be cheaper than paying for a repair. That is not the case with your equipment.

If I can be of further help, just ask me.

Dave

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Sony TC-WR670 eject wont open deck

I had the same problem. You probably have to replace the rubber belts.

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

alpug
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SOURCE: I have an ONKYO TA-W55

They were called ONKYO TA-W55 Belt Kit
composed of 4 belts sold for 19.00 us dollars

You can order this belt kit from this link
http://www.vintage-electronics.cc/onkyokits.html


That is exactly what you need.
Thank you for using Fixya.

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: need operating manual for a

Can't find it but I imagine just about any one would get you going.

http://63.148.251.135/redirect_service.cfm?type=own_manuals&file=TA-RW255_En.pdf

Posted on Jul 15, 2011

drifterK
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SOURCE: 24602044, 24602045 motor belt and

http://cgi.ebay.com/ONKYO-TA-630DM-Premium-Cassette-Belt-KIT-/360357394260?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item53e6f97754
I think this is the kit with all the belts for your model ..
If you make a search on ebay you will find a set of 2 ..a little cheaper that seams to be fitting to a number of ONKIO models ..but Im not sure of it ...This one seams to be for a TA 630 ..and ity will do ..

Posted on Aug 15, 2011

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SOURCE: Have an onkyo TA-W202 dual

PROBABLY THE CARBURETOR NEEDS ADJUSTING OR THE JOHNSON ROD IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT.. AND POSSIBLY THERE COULD BE A HOSMATIC DILDONIC ERROR THAT MAY BE THE PROBLEM.. AT ANY RATE I THINK WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS TO POUR VINEGAR SAUCE ON THE GRID AND CLAP YOUR HANS REALLY HARD 4 TIMES AND SHOUT "HALLEJUHAH"..

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