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More info on Aiwa HV-MX100 not powering up

Mine does something similar (AFAIK) to a recent question. When the power button is pressed the normal display apears and there are some mechanical noises. After about 10 seconds it shuts down, not ejecting any tape that had been inserted. I opened the unit to see what was going on, or not. The small motor that triggers the arms to bring the tape into position, does move a little in each direction, but not enough to move the arms. The large silver wheel (head?) spins fine. On the bottom of the mechanical section there is a belt that's in place,and spins freely, but I can't tell if this moves when operated. What I never see move are the white plastic cogs that rock into place to turn the spools. The VCR does not seem to be able to eject the tape, even if turned on and "eject" is his when a tape is sitiing inside. looks like something is not moving as it should, or is not being triggered to move. Thanks for any advice or things to try.

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Re: More info on Aiwa HV-MX100 not powering up

Mechanical fault needs profesional technisian just not to make it worse , regards

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