Question about Sony CMT-HPX9 CD Shelf System

1 Answer

Tape open message... tape does not play

My tape deck will not play. I get the message tape open!!!!! If anyone has knowlege about this please help... ty

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers
Re: Tape open message... tape does not play - Sony CMT-HPX9 CD Shelf System Audio Shelf Systems

Mechanism switch problem,needs service.

Posted on Feb 19, 2007

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Panasonic Sa-Ak 330 neither tape deck will open, makes clicking sound

It is a mechanical fault. The mechanism should have to be repaired. Contact any experienced technician.

Jun 17, 2012 | Audio Shelf Systems

1 Answer

I don't have the manual. I placed a tape in the deck and cannot remove it. Help!!! It has happened before, and suddenly I will be able to remove it, and then it will happen again. I'm not...

pry on the tape deck cover with a thin knife and see if it opens...what happen is that your tape deck eat up the tape with the spindle this is due to the fact that the head and the spindle and the pinch roller is clean these parts trick the deck as if it has in a this by when you open the cover push down the lever at the bottom of the tape rest in the tape deck when you have remove your tape. at the same time press play it will start to spin take a cotton swab dip into alcohol press it on the pinch roller until it is clean also apply it to the head. after cleaning you are good to go your tape will stop stuck until the head and pinch roller gets dirty again. good luck.

Sep 23, 2011 | RCA RS2610 CD Shelf System

1 Answer

I have a NSX-V70 stereo. Tapes and CD do not work, FM/AM is fine

Your unit needs a little TLC. Let me address the likely problems/solutions:

1) Tape deck stuck - The most common problem here is that the belt has gotten slippery. This has prevented the mechanism from resetting to a known position and that is what prevents the door from opening. Hopefully when you pried it open, nothing bot broken.

2) Both tape drives run from the same motor and use different belts. The same applies to the second deck as the first. The belts are sliping and need to be replaced.

3) The CD lens is probably dirty and needs to be cleaned. The fact that the CD stops and an attempt is made to play it suggests that the optics are working enough to detect the disc. Clean the lens using a cotton swab and alcohol and that should resoplve the CD problem.

If you have not opened up these before, I would not suggest you start without someone around who has. There are 3 belts that need to be chagned for the cassette section to work. Plan on $15-$20 for the belts.


Feb 23, 2010 | Aiwa Audio Shelf Systems

1 Answer

Aiwa NSX-V70 Cassette Deck Belt Replacement

try I think you can get what you need there!
Please rate my response!Thanks!

Jan 15, 2009 | Audio Shelf Systems

1 Answer

Sony mp3 MHC-RG440s

well fuses are at the power supply sections and if the tape was jamed inside the deck, just disconnect the plug and try to take-off the case/cover of your unit but before opening it wait for about 1-2 hours to discharge the capasitors and then disassymble your unit try to get the tape deck and then get a knife a scissor, something to cut the tape inside the deck, thats the best solution, but you won't get your tape back though even when you get your tape uncut well, when you play it again you will not get good sound.

maybe your tape deck have a problems, maybe a broken gears, a belt was snaped, or a relay is the main problem.

its better to observe your unit first before you play a tape again.

ok? hope you could get your system back in good condition and have a good day.

Mar 16, 2008 | Sony MHC-GX450 CD Shelf System

2 Answers

Dubbling cassette tapes

After looking @ the owner's manual online, I can see why you're confused. Man! It shouldn't that tough. You can always tell when the Chinese translate anything into English. If look you closely enough on pages 18 & 19, whenever the directions refer to "manual recording" one of functions that they don't specify is the recording of 1 tape onto another. The way that this manual was written the writer apparently didn't envision that anyone would want to do tape-to-tape (dubbing) recording.

On pg 18 it says to load a recordable (blank) tape into the B side deck. Easy enough. Next comes the tough to discern part.
In section 2 where it mentions "For Manual Recording and Sound Mixing:" Select the desired source to record or mix. In your case that would be the A deck. Here is where they needed to take a little time and explain that tape-to-tape recording is one of those possibilities. Notice that you'll need to place the B deck in standby. Then select the REC PAUSE/START to start the B deck & then (this is another place where they needed to be more clear) you'll need to simultaneously start (press the play button) the A deck which would be the recording source. In the future just remember that the A deck is the source and the B deck is the destination.

Good luck.

Mar 05, 2008 | Sony MHC-GX470 Shelf System

1 Answer

Clicking sound in tape deck

All Aiwas  are prone to this problem.  The doors are a real pain and easily give up the ghost.  I have 2, both probmatic in this direction.
I have spoken to others about this problem. Seems no easy fix.
Have you in your case, tried leaving and old tape in the tape part of your  unit . The noise you hear, usually starts when tape unit area doors are about to pack a wobbly. Unless under warrenty, proberly,
not worth getting fixed.    It seems something gets weak in the activation part and get a mind of its own.  Very common after about 3 yrs of ownership.  All the best: jamz

Apr 05, 2007 | Aiwa NSX-AJ20 CD Shelf System

2 Answers

Tape deck not working

Possibly a slipping rubber belt in the tape unit drive is not gripping enough to complete an action and so is just stopping everything from happening until it completes that action. You might try GENTLY helping the belt complete its action.

Feb 23, 2007 | JVC MX-D302T Shelf System

1 Answer

Casset cover door will not open when pressed

You probably have one of two problems. Either the tape has been eaten by wrapping it around the capstan or else the head has not retracted to let the door open. If the tape will still play, then it is not the first problem. If the tape will not play, then it could be either problem. If it is the latter problem (head not retracted) then you may have a bad belt (broken or slipping). The tape wrapped around the capstan problem may be caused by a belt or tire being bad but a different belt or tire than the head not retracting problem. This may seem confusing to you but that is just the nature of the thing. In short, I'd bet you have a bad belt or tire that needs replacing. I hope this helps. Good luck.

Jan 24, 2007 | Aiwa Z-L520 Shelf System

1 Answer

Cassette Player Stopped Working

In all likelihood the Drive belts have snapped. Get them replaced.

Sep 24, 2006 | Aiwa XR-C3RW Shelf System

Not finding what you are looking for?
Sony CMT-HPX9 CD Shelf System Logo

Related Topics:

84 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Sony Audio Shelf Systems Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66413 Answers


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Sony Audio Shelf System Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides