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Ive got the sony set up to a denonm38 it plays but no sound.cds and tuner work through speakers but not tape deck.i havnt played a cassette for quite a while maybe ive overlooked something

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Are you sure you have pressed the tape monitor switch or button on the amp or receiver? The Tape Monitor switch is the most common failure in amplifiers and receivers provided the tape deck is hooked into the correct place on the back of the unit. The tape decks outs go to the play in on the amp and the Record outs go to the tape decks inputs.

Posted on Nov 12, 2012

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The cassette mechanism has a large gear that rotates to different positions for the different modes. On time around is a play - stop cycle. It is stuck in one position and won't come around to the stop spot. Need to take the cover off and help it to turn to get the cassette out. Then figure out if something is wrong preventing it from turning or if the wheel driving it is the problem. They are all a little different so this is where your mechanical apptitude comes in.
By the way, you'll figure out right away they don't intend these things to be fixed.
Hope Ya Fix It.

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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SOURCE: tascam 122 cassette deck the cassette player won't play

There is an idler wheel behind the platen ( black plate behind the cassette)..replace the idler wheel.

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SOURCE: Technics RS-TR272 dual cassette deck

Ahh, Another Dual cassette deck. These are typically not worth a repair charge. I went looking for a service manual but Hi Fi Engine did not have one but they had a Owners Manual. Any unit that has a specification as to wow and flutter starting new at .18% was never made to be a long lasting deck of any quality. I don't like to be negative about people equipment but you might be better off getting a better deck from the start. If you think it is worth the repair, then send it to someone but I don't think you will want to sink $100 into a unit like this.
I am not saying it is unrepairable but that with what you come out in the end you could have made a better choice for a deck to buy.
It is probably a bad solder joint or bad capacitor on the circuit board.
I am in Chicago and would look at it for you if you want.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012

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SOURCE: Sony tc-wr535 won't eject. Tape stuck. Won't play

The problem, according to messages on your site, is that the belts are old and have stretched. There is a great step by step tutorial on www.Instructables.com with pictures and all. Parts are not too hard to find on search engine. Looks like less than $25 to fix.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_replace_the_belts_on_a_Sony_TC_WR535_Dual_C/

Posted on Jan 18, 2010

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