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PIONEER MODEL = XD-Z55T TAPE DECK TURNTABLES NOT REVOLVING AND BELTS ARE NEW, SEAMS AS THOUGH BREAKS ARE BEEN HELD ON.IT WILL REWIND BUT IN PLAY MODE THE TURNTABLES ARE LOCKED. sEAMUS

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SOURCE: Tape deck not working

Sounds like a motor problem. Try turning the motor by hand to see if it's bound up.

Geno

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

robotek
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SOURCE: TEAC V770 3head tape deck.

Hi saabangerman

The unit sounds like it has a take up clutch or takeup idler problem. Check all the drive assemblies in the unit. Remove the cover from the front of the transport inside the cassette well, and check the condition of the idlers and reel base drives. The counter belt can also gatherup and prevent the takeup reel from working correctly, or fire the auto stop mechanism preventing it from playing, although that sounds to be ok in this case as the unit will FF and REW ok. The takeup drive is supplied by a different drive idler as it requires much lower and more controlled torque. This unit was always considered to be a great tape deck and is well worth a bit of attention for restoration. You can get a new belt kit for $19.00 from here

I am more than happy to answer any other questions you may have about it, just give me a hoy :) Thanks for using FixYa, If you consider the advice I have given you as sound, a FixYa rating is a great reward for my efforts to help you. Cheers.

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robotek



Posted on May 29, 2008

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: Can't get a signal from my Turntables to record on my tape deck. I'm running turntables through RX 206 Amplifier and don't understand the RCA ins and outs.

Connect them to a receiver with a phono preamp.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

dunnbiker
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SOURCE: I have a pioneer CT-F900

The take-up reel is dragging or the belt is stretched or broken. No surprise on a deck this old. Try Fast Forward. Try Rewind. Same result?

If it still doesn't work, and it happens with only one cassette, rap the cassette's flat side against a solid flat surface to loosen it. Try again.

If you're really an old-school deck user you probably know how to cheat the transport with no tape resent to make the capstans engage for cleaning. Try that. The two reels should spin opposite as if maintaining tension. If the right one is stationary or lethargic (try to feel how strong it pulls compared to the left one), there's a loose or broken belt.

Next step. Get out the can opener, go inside and see what's wrong. Good luck.

Posted on Dec 26, 2010

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SOURCE: denon DR-M44HX cassette deck play

http://www.fixya.com/support/t12006246-ive_got_denon_drr_m30_keeps_poping_back
The solution from AlecBrown133 above fixed the same problem for me. The only comment that I would add is that the same repair can be done with a normal rubber band. I used one to fix the same issue with my Denon drr-m30 and it is significantly cheaper than the 10 pound option.

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