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Cassette tape spins fast

I have an Onkyo dual tape deck (TA-RW400), 20 years old.
When a tape is inserted in either unit and play is pushed, the head does not move up to the tape and the motor spins as if fast forward. happens in forward or reverse play. If i manually move the head up, tape speed is still fast.

It is strage that the same mechanical problem would appear in both units at the same time, perhaps the play buttons are sending improper signals.

Anyone experience this. I am trying to move my tapes to MP3. is it worth messing with this old deck?

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Hi Chris..

It's not worth repairing. I would find something else in good condition

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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