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Dictaphone Expresswriter 2740 Tape Won't Move

I put a tape in my Dictaphone 2740, turn it on and I hear 2 clicks. It will not rewind, fast forward, play or erase. It only turns on and off. When I push any of the buttons I get the high-pitched beep sound. I've had two machines do this in the last week. I've tried different foot pedals, different electric cord to no avail. Any ideas?

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The problem is with the capstan motor. More than likely it has developed a 'flat spot' and won't spin up. The clicking noise you hear is the solenoids trying to pull the heads into place, but because the motor isn't turning, it can't pull the heads into place.

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